Profile of Jens Gerken


Jens Gerken

Professor


Jens is a Professor of Media Informatics and Human-Computer Interaction and is leading the HCI group at the Westphalian University of Applied Sciences since 2015. His research interests and experiences cover a broad range of topics, such as novel interaction techniques, input technologies, augmented reality and empirical methods, among others. As an application domain for these issues, his focus has been on collaborative interaction spaces for many years, going back to his research on multi-touch and multi-user environments at the University of Konstanz and Microsoft Research Cambridge. Furthermore, he has been working on innovative concepts and realizations for the "future workplace" during his time in industry at ICT AG and Immersion7 GmbH, with custom-built solutions being used by companies such as Nestlé Germany in Frankfurt HQ or the Nokia Experience Center in Espoo, Finland. In teaching, his courses include the general introductory course to Human-Computer Interaction and more specilized HCI courses focusing on evaluation methods, interaction design and the design of interactive collaborative work spaces.



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  • Since December 2015Professor

    Professor of Media Informatics and Human-Computer Interaction at the Westfälische Hochschule Gelsenkirchen (University of Applied Sciences)
  • 2014 - 2016Immersion7 GmbH

    Managing Director (Geschäftsführer) at Immersion7 GmbH. Team Size: 12. Responsibilities include managing the spin-out process of the software development business of ICT AG to Immersion7 GmbH; business plan development for Immersion7 and managing Immersion7 both from a business and technical/product perspective.
  • 2011 - 2014 ICT AG

    Expert on Interactive Technologies in various roles (senior & principal consultant, business manager). Realizing interactive temporary and permanent installations in the areas of trade fairs, events, exhibitions, new work places and museums. Interaction design and product management for the software smartPerform.
  • 12/2006 - 11/2011 PhD

    PhD student and research assistant at the University of Konstanz. Research projects in various areas of Human-Computer Interaction, in particular in the context of collaborative interaction spaces, multi-touch tabletops and longitudinal research methods.

Publications



2019

Lakhnati, Younes; Springer, Raphael; White, Edward; Gerken, Jens

Is It Real?: Understanding Interaction Mechanics Within the Reality-virtuality Continuum Inproceedings

Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia, ACM, New York, NY, USA, 2019, ISBN: 978-1-4503-7624-2.

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Lakhnati, Younes; Springer, Raphael; Gerken, Jens

Mensch ARgere Dich Nicht: A Board Game Testbed for Mixed Reality Interactions Incollection

Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia, ACM, New York, NY, USA, 2019, ISBN: 978-1-4503-7624-2.

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Arévalo-Arboleda, Stephanie; Miller, Stanislaw; Janka, Martha; Gerken, Jens

What's behind a choice? Understanding Modality Choices under Changing Environmental Conditions InproceedingsMIA

ICMI '19 2019 International Conference on Multimodal Interaction, S. 291-301, 2019, ISBN: 978-1-4503-6860-5.

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Pascher, Max; Schneegass, Stefan; Gerken, Jens

SwipeBuddy: A Teleoperated Tablet and Ebook-Reader Holder for a Hands-Free Interaction InproceedingsMobILe

Lamas, David; Loizides, Fernando; Nacke, Lennart; Petrie, Helen; Winckler, Marco; Zaphiris, Panayiotis (Ed.): Human-Computer Interaction – INTERACT 2019, S. 568-571, Springer, Cham, 2019, ISBN: 978-3-030-29390-1.

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Pascher, Max; Baumeister, Annalies; Klein, Barbara; Schneegass, Stefan; Gerken, Jens

Little Helper: A Multi-Robot System in Home Health Care Environments InproceedingsMobILe

Proceedings of the 2019 International workshop on Human-Drone Interaction (iHDI) as part of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, ACM 2019.

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2018

Baumeister, Annalies; Pascher, Max; Thietje, Roland; Gerken, Jens; Klein, Barbara

Anforderungen an die Interaktion eines Roboterarms zur Nahrungsaufnahme bei Tetraplegie – Eine ethnografische Analyse InproceedingsMobILe

Kongress und Ausstellung zu Alltagsunterstützenden Assistenzlösungen / Active Assisted Living (AAL) - Tagungsband, S. 100-101, Karlsruher Messe- und Kongress GmbH Karlsruhe, 2018.

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Schrader, Verena; Gerken, Jens; Heinecke, Andreas M

Smart Cooking in der Praxis - Eine Feldstudie über das Kochen mittels Smartwatch Inproceedings

Dachselt, Raimund; Weber, Gerhard (Ed.): Mensch und Computer 2018 - Tagungsband, Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V., Bonn, 2018.

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Wöhle, Lukas; Miller, Stanislaw; Gerken, Jens; Gebhard, Marion

A Robust Interface for Head Motion based Control of a Robot Arm using MARG and Visual Sensors InproceedingsMIA

2018 IEEE International Symposium on Medical Measurements and Applications (MeMeA), Rome, Italy, 2018.

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Arévalo-Arboleda, Stephanie; Pascher, Max; Gerken, Jens

Opportunities and Challenges in Mixed-Reality for an Inclusive Human-Robot Collaboration Environment InproceedingsMIAMobILe

Proceedings of the 2018 International Workshop on Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Reality for Human-Robot Interactions (VAM-HRI) as part of the ACM/IEEE Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, S. 83–86, Chicago, USA, 2018.

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2013

Oleksik, Gerard; Jetter, Hans-Christian; Gerken, Jens; Milic-Frayling, Natasa; Jones, Rachel

Towards an Information Architecture for Flexible Reuse of Digital Media Inproceedings

Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia, S. 12:1–12:10, ACM, Luleå, Sweden, 2013, ISBN: 978-1-4503-2648-3.

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Gerken, Jens; König, Werner A; Jetter, Hans-Christian

Key to success: Using Zoomable UIs on Interactive Surfaces in Real-World Corporate Scenarios / Die Verwendung von ZUIs auf Interaktiven Oberflächen als Schlüssel zum Erfolg in realen Unternehmens-anwendungen Inproceedings

Ziegler, Jürgen (Ed.): i-com: Vol. 12, No. 3, S. 34–43, De Gruyter, Berlin, 2013.

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2012

Jetter, Hans-Christian; Leifert, Svenja; Gerken, Jens; Schubert, Sören; Reiterer, Harald

Does (Multi-)Touch Aid Users’ Spatial Memory and Navigation in ‘Panning’ and in ‘Zooming & Panning’ UIs? Inproceedings

Proceedings of the International Working Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces - AVI '12, ACM Press, New York, New York, USA, 2012, ISBN: 978-1-4503-1287-5.

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Jetter, Hans-Christian; Zöllner, Michael; Gerken, Jens; Reiterer, Harald

Design and Implementation of Post-WIMP Distributed User Interfaces with ZOIL Journal Article

International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction, 28 (11), S. 737–747, 2012, ISSN: 1044-7318.

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2011

Gerken, Jens

Longitudinal Research in Human-Computer Interaction PhD Thesis

Universität Konstanz, 2011.

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Jetter, Hans-Christian; Gerken, Jens; Zöllner, Michael; Reiterer, Harald; Milic-Frayling, Natasa

Materializing the Query with Facet-streams: A Hybrid Surface for Collaborative Search on Tabletops Inproceedings

Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, S. 3013–3022, ACM, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 2011, ISBN: 978-1-4503-0228-9.

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Heilig, Mathias; Huber, Stephan; Gerken, Jens; Demarmels, Mischa; Allmendinger, Katrin; Reiterer, Harald

Hidden details of negotiation : the mechanics of reality-based collaboration in information seeking Inproceedings

Campos, Pedro; Graham, Nicholas; Jorge, Joaquim; Nunes, Nuno; Palanque, Philippe; Winckler, Marco (Ed.): Human-Computer Interaction – INTERACT 2011, S. 622–639, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2011, ISBN: 978-3-642-23770-6.

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Gerken, Jens; Jetter, Hans-Christian; Zöllner, Michael; Mader, Martin; Reiterer, Harald

The concept maps method as a tool to evaluate the usability of APIs Inproceedings

Proceedings of the 2011 annual conference on Human factors in computing systems - CHI '11, ACM Press, New York, New York, USA, 2011, ISBN: 978-1-4503-0228-9.

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2010

Jetter, Christian; Gerken, Jens; Zöllner, Michael; Reiterer, Harald

Be-Greifbare Interaktion für die kollaborative Suche Inproceedings

Schroeder, Ulrik (Ed.): Interaktive Kulturen : Workshop-Band : Proceedings der Workshops der Mensch & Computer 2010 - 10. Fachübergreifende Konferenz für Interaktive und Kooperative Medien, DeLFI 2010 - die 8. E-Learning Fachtagung Informatik der Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V. und der Entertainment Interfaces 2010 ; Duisburg, 12. - 15. September 2010, S. 145–150, Logos, Berlin, 2010, ISBN: 978-3-8325-2578-1.

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Gerken, Jens; Jetter, Christian; Schmidt, Toni; Reiterer, Harald

Can "Touch" get annoying? Inproceedings

ACM International Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces - ITS '10, ACM Press, New York, New York, USA, 2010, ISBN: 978-1-4503-0399-6.

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Specht, Marcus; Söter, Andrea; Gerken, Jens; Jetter, Christian; Bohrer, Lorenz; Reiterer, Harald

Dynamic Force Fields zur Präzisionserhöhung von Zeigegeräten Inproceedings

Ziegler, Jürgen (Ed.): Mensch & Computer 2010: 10. fachübergreifende Konferenz für interaktive und kooperative Medien; interaktive Kulturen, S. 27–36, Oldenbourg, München, 2010, ISBN: 978-3-486-70408-2.

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Heilig, Mathias; Demarmels, Mischa; Allmendinger, Katrin; Gerken, Jens; Reiterer, Harald

Fördern realitätsbasierte UIs kollaborative Rechercheaktivitäten? Inproceedings

Ziegler, Jürgen; Schmidt, Albrecht (Ed.): Mensch & Computer 2010 : 10. fachübergreifende Konferenz für interaktive und kooperative Medien ; interaktive Kulturen, S. 311–320, Oldenbourg, München, 2010.

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Jetter, Christian; Gerken, Jens; Zöllner, Michael; Reiterer, Harald

Model-based Design and Prototyping of Interactive Spaces for Information Interaction Inproceedings

Bernhaupt, Regina; Forbrig, Peter; Gulliksen, Jan; Lárusdóttir, Marta (Ed.): Human-centred software engineering : Third International Conference, HCSE 2010, Reykjavik, Iceland, October 14 - 15, 2010, S. 22–37, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2010, ISBN: 978-3-642-16487-3.

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Jetter, Christian; Gerken, Jens; Reiterer, Harald

Natural User Interfaces : Why We Need Better Model-Worlds, Not Better Gestures Inproceedings

CHI 2010 Workshop - Natural User Interfaces : The Prospect and Challenge of Touch and Gestural Computing, Atlanta, USA, April 2010, 2010.

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Gerken, Jens; Dierdorf, Stefan; Schmid, Patric; Sautner, Alexandra; Reiterer, Harald

Pocket Bee : a multi-modal diary for field research Inproceedings

Proceedings of the 6th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction Extending Boundaries - NordiCHI '10, ACM Press, New York, New York, USA, 2010, ISBN: 978-1-60558-934-3.

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Gerken, Jens; Jetter, Christian; Reiterer, Harald

Using Concept Maps to Evaluate the Usability of APIs Inproceedings

Proceedings of the 28th of the international conference extended abstracts on Human factors in computing systems - CHI EA '10, ACM Press, New York, New York, USA, 2010, ISBN: 978-1-60558-930-5.

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2009

König, Werner A; Gerken, Jens; Dierdorf, Stefan; Reiterer, Harald

Adaptive Pointing Design and Evaluation of a Precision Enhancing Technique for Absolute Pointing Devices Inproceedings

Gross, Tom; Gulliksen, Jan; Kotzé, Paula; Oestreicher, Lars; Palanque, Philippe; Prates, Raquel Oliveira; Winckler, Marco (Ed.): Human-Computer Interaction – INTERACT 2009, S. 658–671, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2009, ISBN: 978-3-642-03654-5.

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Gerken, Jens; Reiterer, Harald

Eine Taxonomie für Längsschnittstudien in der MCI Inproceedings

Wandke, Hartmut; Kain, Saskia; Struve, Doreen (Ed.): Mensch & Computer 2009: Grenzenlos frei!?, 9. fachübergreifende Konferenz für interaktive und kooperative Medien, S. 163–172, Oldenbourg Verlag, 2009.

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Gerken, Jens; Bieg, Hans-Joachim; Dierdorf, Stefan; Reiterer, Harald

Enhancing input device evaluation : longitudinal approaches Inproceedings

Proceedings of the 27th international conference extended abstracts on Human factors in computing systems - CHI EA '09, ACM Press, New York, New York, USA, 2009, ISBN: 978-1-60558-247-4.

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Gerken, Jens; Bieg, Hans-Joachim; Reiterer, Harald

Investigating longitudinal approaches for pointing device evaluation Inproceedings

for Machinery, ACM Association Computing (Ed.): CHI 2009 - digital life, new world : conference proceedings and extended abstracts ; the 27 th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, April 4 - 9, 2009 in Boston, USA, ACM Press, New York, NY, 2009, ISBN: 978-1-60558-247-4.

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Gerken, Jens; Heilig, Mathias; Jetter, Christian; Rexhausen, Sebastian; Demarmels, Mischa; König, Werner A; Reiterer, Harald

Lessons learned from the design and evaluation of visual information-seeking systems Journal Article

International journal on digital libraries, 10 (2/3), S. 49–66, 2009.

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Foehrenbach, Stephanie; König, Werner A; Gerken, Jens; Reiterer, Harald

Tactile feedback enhanced hand gesture interaction at large, high-resolution displays Journal Article

Journal of Visual Languages and Computing, 20 (5), S. 341–351, 2009.

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König, Werner A; Gerken, Jens; Dierdorf, Stefan; Reiterer, Harald

Adaptive pointing : implicit gain adaptation for absolute pointing devices Inproceedings

Proceedings of the 27th international conference extended abstracts on Human factors in computing systems - CHI EA '09, ACM Press, New York, New York, USA, 2009, ISBN: 978-1-60558-247-4.

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2008

Gerken, Jens; Bak, Peter; Jetter, Christian; Klinkhammer, Daniel; Reiterer, Harald

How to use interaction logs effectively for usability evaluation Inproceedings

CHI 2008 Workshop BELIV ' 08 : Beyond time and errors - novel evaLuation methods for Information Visualization, Apr 2008, 2008.

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Gerken, Jens; Demarmels, Mischa; Dierdorf, Stefan; Reiterer, Harald

HyperScatter - Modellierungs- und Zoomtechniken für Punktdiagramme Inproceedings

Kindsmüller, Herczeg (Ed.): Mensch & Computer 2008: Viel mehr Interaktion, 8. Konferenz für interaktive und kooperative Medien, Oldenbourg Verlag, 2008.

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Heilig, Mathias; Demarmels, Mischa; König, Werner A; Gerken, Jens; Rexhausen, Sebastian; Jetter, Christian; Reiterer, Harald

MedioVis - Visual Information Seeking in Digital Libraries Inproceedings

Proceedings of the working conference on Advanced visual interfaces - AVI '08, ACM Press, New York, New York, USA, 2008, ISBN: 978-1-60558-141-5.

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Jetter, Christian; König, Werner A; Gerken, Jens; Reiterer, Harald

ZOIL - A Cross-Platform User Interface Paradigm for Personal Information Management Inproceedings

Personal Information Management 2008 (PIM 2008), CHI 2008 Workshop, April 5 - 6, 2008, Florence, Italy, 2008.

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Büring, Thorsten; Gerken, Jens; Reiterer, Harald

Zoom Interaction Design for Pen-Operated Portable Devices Journal Article

International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 66 (8), S. 605–627, 2008.

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Foehrenbach, Stephanie; König, Werner A; Gerken, Jens; Reiterer, Harald

Natural Interaction with Hand Gestures and Tactile Feedback for large, high-res Displays Inproceedings

MITH'08 : Workshop on Multimodal Interaction Through Haptic Feedback, held in conjunction with AVI'08 : International Working Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces, 2008.

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2007

Jetter, Christian; Gerken, Jens

A Simplified Model of User Experience for Practical Application Inproceedings

NordiCHI 2006, Oslo : The 2nd COST294-MAUSE International Open Workshop Üser eXperience - Towards a unified view.", S. 106–111, 2007.

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Reiterer, Harald; Gerken, Jens; Jetter, Christian

Benutzergerechte und effiziente Navigation und Interaktion in digitalen Bibliotheken und Katalogen Inproceedings

Vortrag, gehalten am 19. März 2007 auf dem 3. Leipziger Kongress für Information und Bibliothek, 2007.

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Rexhausen, Sebastian; Demarmels, Mischa; Jetter, Christian; Heilig, Mathias; Gerken, Jens; Reiterer, Harald

Blockbuster - a visual explorer for motion picture data Inproceedings

InfoVis 2007 (Summary of contest entry for InfoVis Contest 2007), Sacramento, CA, 2007, 2007.

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Büring, Thorsten; Gerken, Jens; Reiterer, Harald

Dynamic text filtering for improving the usability of alphasliders on small screens Inproceedings

2007 11th International Conference Information Visualization (IV '07), S. 145–149, IEEE, 2007, ISSN: 1550-6037.

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Gerken, Jens; Bak, Peter; Reiterer, Harald

Longitudinal evaluation methods in human-computer studies and visual analytics Inproceedings

InfoVis 2007 : Workshop on Metrics for the Evaluation of Visual Analytics, Sacramento, CA, 2007, 2007.

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2006

Jetter, Christian; König, Werner A; Gerken, Jens; Reiterer, Harald

MedioVis : neue Formen der Navigation in Webdatenbanken Inproceedings

uDayIV ; Information nutzbar machen ; Information der Beiträge zum Usability Day IV, 09. Juni 2006, S. 126–129, 2006.

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Büring, Thorsten; Gerken, Jens; Reiterer, Harald

Usability of overview-supported zooming on small screens with regard to individual differences in spatial ability Inproceedings

Proceedings of the working conference on advanced visual interfaces, S. 233–240, 2006.

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Büring, Thorsten; Gerken, Jens; Reiterer, Harald

User Interaction with Scatterplots on Small Screens : a Comparative Evaluation of Geometric-Semantic Zoom and Fisheye Distortion Journal Article

IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 12 (5), S. 829–836, 2006, ISSN: 1077-2626.

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Gerken, Jens

Orientierung und Navigation in zoombaren Benutzerschnittstellen unter besonderer Berücksichtigung kognitions-psychologischer Erkenntnisse Bachelor Thesis

2006.

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2005

Jetter, Christian; Gerken, Jens; König, Werner A; Grün, Christian; Reiterer, Harald

HyperGrid : accessing complex information spaces Inproceedings

People and computers XIX - the bigger picture; proceedings of HCI 2005, 2005.

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Grün, Christian; Gerken, Jens; Jetter, Christian; König, Werner A; Reiterer, Harald

MedioVis : a user-centred library metadata browser Inproceedings

Research and advanced technology for digital libraries ; 9th European Conference, ECDL 2005, Vienna, Austria, September 18 - 23, 2005, S. 174–185, 2005.

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Reiterer, Harald; Jetter, Christian; König, Werner A; Gerken, Jens; Grün, Christian

Zoomtechniken zur Exploration komplexer Informationsräume am Beispiel HyperGrid Inproceedings

Mensch und Computer 2005 ; Kunst und Wissenschaft - Grenzüberschreitung der interaktiven ART, 2005, S. 143–153, 2005.

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