I am the deputy head (Akademischer Rat) of the Media Computing Group at RWTH Aachen University (Germany). My work and research interests are in a wide range of topics within the field of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), including but not limited to ubiquitous computing, personal fabrication, touch input, interactive surfaces, and tangible user interfaces.

Before I startet as a researcher, I received a Ph.D (2016) and a Diploma (2010) in computer science at RWTH Aachen University

If you have further questions contact me via email.

 

Below, you will find a list of my major publications with a project description. If you cannot find or access a paper, have a look at my Google Scholar orResearchGate profiles, or just contact me.

2018

CutCAD - An Open-Source Tool to Design 3D Objects in 2D

Conference PaperDIS
Florian Heller an Jan Thar, Dennis Lewandowski, Mirko Hartmann, Pierre Schoonbrood, Sophy Stoenner, Simon Voelker, Jan Borchers
To appear in DIS' 18, ACM
Publication year: 2018

Use the Force Picker, Luke: Space-Efficient Value Input on Force-Sensitive Mobile Touchscreens

CHIConference PaperHonorable Mention
Christian Corsten, Simon Voelker, Andreas Link, Jan Borchers
To appear in CHI' 18, ACM
Publication year: 2018

Sketch&Stitch: Interactive Embroidery for E-Textiles

CHIConference Paper
Nur Al huda Hamdan, Simon Voelker, Jan Borchers
To appear in CHI' 18, ACM
Publication year: 2018

Tangible Awareness: How Tangibles on Tabletops Influence Awareness of Each Other’s Actions

CHIConference Paper
Christian Cherek, Anke Brocker, Simon Voelker, Jan Borchers
To appear in CHI' 18, ACM
Publication year: 2018

2017

BackXPress: Using Back-of-Device Finger Pressure to Augment Touchscreen Input on Smartphones

CHIConference Paper
Christian Corsten, Bjoern Daehlmann, Simon Voelker, Jan Borchers
In Proceedings of CHI '17, ACM, 4654-4666
Publication year: 2017

Release, Don’t Wait! Reliable Force Input Confirmation with Quick Release

Conference PaperISS
Christian Corsten, Simon Voelker, and Jan Borchers
Too appear in Proceedings of ISS '17, ACM, 246-251.
Publication year: 2017

2016

Towards Interactive Desk Workspaces

PhD Thesis
Simon Voelker
PhD Thesis, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, September 2016
Publication year: 2016

2015

Combining Direct and Indirect Touch Input for Interactive Desktop Workspaces using Gaze Input

Conference PaperHonorable MentionSUI
Simon Voelker, Andrii Matviienko, Johannes Schöning, Jan Borchers
In Proceedings of SUI '15, ACM, 79–88.
Publication year: 2015

Knobology Revisited: A Comparison of User Performance between Tangible and Virtual Rotary Knobs

Conference PaperITS
Simon Voelker, Kjell Ivar Øvergård, Chat Wacharamanotham, Jan Borchers
In Proceedings of ITS '15, ACM, 35–38.
Publication year: 2015

PERCs: Persistently Trackable Tangibles on Capacitive Multi-Touch Displays

Conference PaperUIST
Simon Voelker, Christian Cherek, Jan Thar, Thorsten Karrer, Christian Thoresen, Kjell Ivar Øvergård, Jan Borchers
In Proceedings of UIST' 15, ACM, 351-356.
Publication year: 2015

2014

An Interaction Model for Grasp-Aware Tangibles on Interactive Surfaces

Conference PaperITS
Simon Voelker, Christian Corsten, Nur Al huda Hamdan, Kjell Ivar Øvergård, Jan Borchers
In Proceedings of ITS '14, ACM, 279–282.
Publication year: 2014

Von der Fläche zur Kurve: Multi-Touch auf beliebigen Oberflächen und Objekten

Book Chapter
Jan Borchers, Christian Corsten, Max Möllers, Simon Voelker
In Multi-Touch: Interaktion durch Berührung, Xpert.press, Chapter 17, pages 369–392.
Publication year: 2014

2013

An Evaluation of State Switching Methods for Indirect Touch Systems

CHIConference Paper
Simon Voelker, Chat Wacharamanotham, Jan Borchers
In Proceedings of CHI '13, ACM, 745–754.
Publication year: 2013

PUCs: Detecting Transparent, Passive Untouched Capacitive Widgets on Unmodified Multi-touch Displays

Conference PaperITS
Simon Voelker, Kosuke Nakajima, Christian Thoresen, Yuichi Itoh, Kjell Ivar Øvergård, Jan Borchers
In Proceedings of ITS '13, ACM, 101-104.
Publication year: 2013

Simplifying Remote Collaboration Through Spatial Mirroring

Conference PaperINTERACT
Fabian Hennecke, Simon Voelker, Maximilian Schenk, Hauke Schaper, Jan Borchers, Andreas Butz
In Proceedings of INTERACT '13, Springer, 624–631.
Publication year: 2013

2012

Understanding Flicking on Curved Surfaces

CHIConference Paper
Simon Voelker, Christine Sutter, Lei Wang, Jan Borchers
In Proceedings of CHI '12, ACM, 189– 198.
Publication year: 2012

2011

Dynamic Portals: A Lightweight Metaphor for Fast Object Transfer on Interactive

Best Note AwardConference PaperITS
Simon Voelker, Malte Weiss, Chat Wacharamanotham, Jan Borchers
In Proceedings of ITS '11, ACM, 158–161.
Publication year: 2011

FingerFlux: Near-Surface Haptic Feedback on Tabletops

Conference PaperUIST
Malte Weiss, Chat Wacharamanotham, Simon Voelker, Jan Borchers
In Proceedings of UIST '11, ACM, 615–620.
Publication year: 2011

2010

BendDesk: Dragging Across the Curve

Conference PaperITS
Malte Weiss, Simon Voelker, Christine Sutter, Jan Borchers
In Proceedings of ITS '10, ACM, 1– 10.
Publication year: 2010