Jan Gugenheimer, M.Sc.

Jan Gugenheimer joined the HCI group in March 2014. Before, he was research associate at the ETH Zurich in the Auto-ID Labs. During his studies he was an intern at the Daimler AG and IBM Research and Developement Germany. 

Jan holds a M. Sc. in Media Informatics (2014) from University of Ulm. He wrote his Master thesis in cooperation with Mercedes-Benz Research and Developement North America (MBRDNA) in Palo Alto. The title of the Master thesis was: Implementation and Evaluation of an Easy and Secure User Authentication Method for Web Applications inside the Car.

Research interests

  • Mobile/Nomadic Virtual Reality
  • Input for Virtual Reality
  • Collaboration in Virtual Reality

Teaching

  • Lectures, Projects and Seminars

  • Supervised Theses

    Bachelor

    • CanTouchThis: Exploring the Effect of Physical Contact in a Multiplayer Game on a Single Mobile Device (B.Sc./David Klein)
    • VR-Window: Interaktion zwischen Smartphone- und VR-Brillen-Nutzern (B.Sc./Sebastian Schäf)
    • Development and Evaluation of a Text Entry Method for Mobile Head-Mounted Displays using FaceTouch (B.Sc./Jörn Hofschläger)
    • Magnet-Based Interaction Concepts for Affordable, Mobile VR (B.Sc./Evgeny Stemasov)
    • Exploring Pointing Interaction with Nomadic Virtual Reality HMDs Using An Ordinary Smartwatch (B.Sc./Jan Rixen)

    Master

    • Heartbond - Subtle Connection over Distance (M.Sc./Peter Lang)
    • OctiCam: An Immersive and Mobile Video Communication System for Parents and Children (M.Sc./Dennis Wolf)
    • Implementation and Evaluation of an In-Car Entertainment Application for Virtual Reality (M.Sc./Sebastian Benedikter)

    Project

    • SwiVRChair: A Motorized Swivel Chair to Nudge Users’ Orientation for 360 Degree Storytelling in Virtual Reality (Dennis Wolf, Gabriel Haas, Sebastian Krebs)
    • The Impact of Assistive Technology on Communication Quality Between Deaf and Hearing Individuals (Patrizia San Vito, Saskia Duck, Melanie Rabus)
    • PnoStoryVR: Storytelling in 360 Degree Panoramas with Contextual Multimedia Content (Sebastian Benedikter, Thomas Dreja, Michael Olah)
  • Open Topics for Theses

    If you are interested in writing a thesis, please send me an email or drop by my office.

Projects

  • FaceTouch

    FaceTouch

    We present FaceTouch, a mobile Virtual Reality (VR) headmounted display (HMD) that leverages the backside as a touch-sensitive surface. FaceTouch allows the user to point at and select virtual content inside their field-of-view by touching the corresponding location at the backside of the HMD utilizing their sense of proprioception. This allows for a rich interaction (e.g. gestures) in mobile and nomadic scenarios without having to carry additional accessories (e.g. gamepad). We built a prototype of FaceTouch and present interaction techniques and three example applications that leverage the FaceTouch design space.

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  • SwiVRChair

    SwiVRChair

    Since 360 degree movies are a fairly new medium, creators are facing several challenges such as controlling the attention of a user. In traditional movies this is done by applying cuts and tracking shots which is not possible or advisable in VR since rotating the virtual scene in front of the user’s eyes will lead to simulator sickness. One of the reasons this effect occurs is when the physical movement (measured by the vestibular system) and the visual movement are not coherent.

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  • Glass Unlock

    Glass Unlock

    Glass Unlock is a novel concept using smart glasses for smartphone unlocking, which is theoretically secure against smudge attacks, shoulder-surfing, and camera attacks. By introducing an additional temporary secret like the layout of digits that is only shown on the private near-eye display, attackers cannot make sense of the observed input on the almost empty phone screen.

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  • GyroVR

    GyroVR

    GyroVR uses head worn flywheels designed to render inertia in Virtual Reality (VR). Motions such as flying, diving or floating in outer space generate kinesthetic forces onto our body which impede movement and are currently not represented in VR. GyroVR simulates those kinesthetic forces by attaching flywheels to the users head which leverage the gyroscopic effect of resistance when changing the spinning axis of rotation. 

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Scientific Activities

  • Conference Reviewer: CHI '15/'16/'17 SIGGRAPH '17 IEEE VR '17 MobileHCI '15 DIS '17 CHIPlay '16 ITS '14/'15 TEI '16 AH '15/'16 AutoUI '14/'15
  • Journal Reviewer: Universal Access in the Information Society, Springer Multimedia Systems
  • Organizer: Local Chair ISCT 2015, PC-Member LBW CHI 2017

Publications


2017

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Gugenheimer, Jan; Stemasov, Evgeny; Frommel, Julian; Rukzio, Enrico
ShareVR: Enabling Co-Located Experiences for Virtual Reality between HMD and Non-HMD Users
In Proc. of CHI 2017 (SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems),
May 2017
18.
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Frommel, Julian; Gugenheimer, Jan; Klein, David; Rukzio, Enrico; Weber, Michael
CanTouchThis: Examining the Effect of Physical Contact in a Mobile Multiplayer Game
In Proceedings of CHI EA '17 (CHI '17 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems)
May 2017
17.
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Hock, Philipp; Benedikter, Sebastian; Gugenheimer, Jan; Rukzio, Enrico
CarVR: Enabling In-Car Virtual Reality Entertainment
In Proc. of CHI 2017 (SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems),
May 2017
16.
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Gugenheimer, Jan; Plaumann, Katrin; Schaub, Florian; Di Campli San Vito, Patrizia; Duck, Saskia; Rabus, Melanie; Rukzio, Enrico
The Impact of Assistive Technology on Communication Quality Between Deaf and Hearing Individuals
In Proc. of CSCW 2017 (20th ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work & Social Computing),
March 2017
15.
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Gugenheimer, Jan; Stemasov, Evgeny; Sareen, Harpreed; Rukzio, Enrico
FaceDisplay: Enabling Multi-User Interaction for Mobile Virtual Reality
Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems,
2017

2016

14.
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Gugenheimer, Jan; Wolf, Dennis; Eiriksson, Eythor; Maes, Pattie; Rukzio, Enrico
GyroVR: Simulating Inertia in Virtual Reality using Head Worn Flywheels
In Proceedings UIST 2016 (ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology),
October 2016
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Gugenheimer, Jan; Dobbelstein, David; Winkler, Christian; Haas, Gabriel; Rukzio, Enrico
FaceTouch: Enabling Touch Interaction in Display Fixed UIs for Mobile Virtual Reality
In Proceedings of UIST 2016 (ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology),
October 2016
12.
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Gugenheimer, Jan; Wolf, Dennis; Haas, Gabriel; Krebs, Sebastian; Rukzio, Enrico
A Demonstration of SwiVRChair: A Motorized Swivel Chair to Nudge Users’ Orientation for 360 Degree Storytelling in Virtual Reality
In Adj. Proc. (Demo) of Ubicomp 2016 (ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing),,
September 2016
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Gugenheimer, Jan; Wolf, Dennis; Haas, Gabriel; Krebs, Sebastian; Rukzio, Enrico
SwiVRChair: A Motorized Swivel Chair to Nudge Users' Orientation for 360 Degree Storytelling in Virtual Reality
In Proc. of CHI 2016 (SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems),
May 2016
10.
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Gugenheimer, Jan; Dobbelstein, David; Winkler, Christian; Haas, Gabriel; Rukzio, Enrico
FaceTouch: Touch Interaction for Mobile Virtual Reality
In Adj. Proc. (Demo) of CHI 2016 (SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems),
May 2016
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Gugenheimer, Jan; Honold, Frank; Wolf, Dennis; Schüssel, Felix; Seifert, Julian; Weber, Michael; Rukzio, Enrico
How Companion-Technology can Enhance a Multi-Screen Television Experience: A Test Bed for Adaptive Multimodal Interaction in Domestic Environments
KI - Künstliche Intelligenz,
February 2016

2015

8.
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Gugenheimer, Jan; Knierim, Pascal; Winkler, Christian; Seifert, Julian; Rukzio, Enrico
UbiBeam: Exploring the Interaction Space for Home Deployed Projector-Camera Systems
In Proc. of Interact 2015 (IFIP TC15 Conference on Human-Computer Interaction),
October 2015
7.
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Winkler, Christian; Gugenheimer, Jan; De Luca, Alexander; Haas, Gabriel; Speidel, Philipp; Dobbelstein, David; Rukzio, Enrico
Glass Unlock: Enhancing Security of Smartphone Unlocking through Leveraging a Private Near-eye Display
Proc. of CHI 2015 (SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems)
April 2015
6.
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Wolf, Dennis; Gugenheimer, Jan; Rukzio, Enrico
OctiCam: An immersive and mobile video communication device for parents and children
Proc. of ISCT 2015 (1st International Symposium on Companion-Technology),
2015
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Gugenheimer, Jan; De Luca, Alexander; Hess, Hayato; Karg, Stefan; Wolf, Dennis; Rukzio, Enrico
ColorSnakes: Using Colored Decoys to Secure Authentication in Sensitive Contexts
In Proc. of MobileHCI 2015 (17th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services),
2015

2014

4.
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Gugenheimer, Jan; Knierim, Pascal; Seifert, Julian; Rukzio, Enrico
UbiBeam: An Interactive Projector-Camera System for Domestic Deployment
Proceedings of the Ninth ACM International Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces of ITS '14 , page 305--310.
Publisher: ACM, New York, NY, USA
2014
3.
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Rogers, Katja; Röhlig, Amrei; Weing, Matthias; Gugenheimer, Jan; Könings, Bastian; Klepsch, Melina; Schaub, Florian; Rukzio, Enrico; Seufert, Tina; Weber, Michael
P.I.A.N.O.: Faster Piano Learning with Interactive Projection
Proceedings of the Ninth ACM International Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces of ITS '14 , page 149--158.
Publisher: ACM, New York, NY, USA
2014
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Gugenheimer, Jan; Schaub, Florian; Neiswander, Gregory M.; Guneratne, Eromi; Weber, Michael
User Authentication for Rotary Knob Controlled In-car Applications
Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications of AutomotiveUI '14 , page 8:1--8:8.
Publisher: ACM, New York, NY, USA
2014
ISBN: 978-1-4503-3212-5

2013

1.
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Weing, Matthias; Röhlig, Amrei; Rogers, Katja; Gugenheimer, Jan; Schaub, Florian; Könings, Bastian; Rukzio, Enrico; Weber, Michael
P.I.A.N.O.: Enhancing Instrument Learning via Interactive Projected Augmentation
Proceedings of UbiComp '13 Adjunct (2013 ACM Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing), ACM, 4 pages
2013
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