Dr. Simon Voelker

Deputy Head
Media Computing Group
RWTH Aachen University
voelker@cs.rwth-aachen.de

I am the deputy head (Akademischer Oberrat) 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.

For more details check out my CV page.

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2019
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ARPen: Mid-Air Object Manipulation Techniques for a Bimanual AR System with Pen & Smartphone

To appear in Proceedings of CHI'19 ACM, 619:1 - 619:12
Philipp Wacker, Oliver Nowak, Simon Voelker, Jan Borchers
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ForceRay: Extending Thumb Reach on Mobile Touch Devices Using Force Input

To appear in Proceedings of CHI'19 ACM, 212:1 - 212:12
Christian Corsten, Marcel Lahaye, Jan Borchers, and Simon Voelker
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Springlets: Expressive, Flexible and Silent On-Skin TactileInterfaces

To appear in Proceedings of CHI'19 ACM
Nur Al-huda Hamdan, Adrian Wagner, Simon Voelker, Jürgen Steimle, Jan Borchers
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Flowboard: A Visual Flow-Based Programming Environment for Embedded Coding

To appear In Extended Abstracts of CHI' 19, ACM
Anke Brocker, Simon Voelker, Tony Zelun Zhang, Mathis Müller, and Jan Borchers
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Off-Surface Tangibles: Exploring the Design Space of Midair Tangible Interaction

To appear In Extended Abstracts of CHI' 19, ACM
Christian Cherek, David Asselborn, Simon Voelker and Jan Borchers
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Demonstration of Springlets: Expressive, Flexible and Silent On-Skin Tactile Interfaces

To appear In Extended Abstracts of CHI' 19, ACM
Nur Al-huda Hamdan, Adrian Wagner, Simon Voelker, Jürgen Steimle, Jan Borchers
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Supporting Data Workers To Perform Exploratory Programming

To appear In Extended Abstracts of CHI' 19, ACM
Krishna Subramanian, Ilya Zubarev, Simon Voelker, and Jan Borchers
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2018
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CutCAD – An Open-source Tool to Design 3D Objects in 2D

In Proceedings of DIS'18, ACM, 1135 - 1139
Florian Heller an Jan Thar, Dennis Lewandowski, Mirko Hartmann, Pierre Schoonbrood, Sophy Stoenner, Simon Voelker, and Jan Borchers
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Use the Force Picker, Luke: Space-Efficient Value Input on Force-Sensitive Mobile Touchscreens

In Proceedings of CHI '18, ACM, 661:1 - 661:12
Christian Corsten, Simon Voelker, Andreas Link, and Jan Borchers
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Physical Guides: An Analysis of 3D Sketching Performance on Physical Objects in Augmented Reality

In Proceedings of SUI' 18, ACM, 25 - 35
Philipp Wacker, Adrian Wagner, Simon Voelker, and Jan Borchers
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Sketch&Stitch: Interactive Embroidery for E-textiles

In Proceedings of CHI '18, ACM, 82:1 - 82:13
Nur Al huda Hamdan, Simon Voelker, and Jan Borchers
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StatWire: Visual Flow-based Statistical Programming

In Extended Abstracts of CHI' 18, ACM, LBW104:1--LBW104:6
Krishna Subramanian, Johannes Maas, Michael Ellers, Chat Wacharamanotham, Simon Voelker, and Jan Borchers
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Tangible Awareness: How Tangibles on Tabletops Influence Awareness of Each Other’s Actions

In Proceedings of CHI '18, ACM, 298:1 - 298:7
Cherek, Christian and Brocker, Anke and Voelker, Simon and Borchers, Jan
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Physical Guides: An Analysis of 3D Sketching Performance on Physical Objects in Augmented Reality

In Extended Abstracts of CHI' 18, LBW626:1--LBW626:6
Philipp Wacker, Adrian Wagner, Simon Voelker, and Jan Borchers
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2017
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BackXPress: Using Back-of-Device Finger Pressure to Augment Touchscreen Input on Smartphones

In Proceedings of CHI '17, ACM, 4654 - 4666
Christian Corsten, Bjoern Daehlmann, Simon Voelker, and Jan Borchers
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Release, Don’T Wait!: Reliable Force Input Confirmation with Quick Release

In Proceedings of ISS '17, ACM, 246 - 251
Christian Corsten, Simon Voelker, and Jan Borchers
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2016
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Towards Interactive Desk Workspaces

PhD Thesis, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, September 2016
Simon Voelker
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2015
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Combining Direct and Indirect Touch Input for Interactive Workspaces Using Gaze Input

In Proceedings of SUI '15, ACM, 79 - 88
Simon Voelker, Andrii Matviienko, Johannes Schöning, and Jan Borchers
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Knobology Revisited: A Comparison of User Performance Between Tangible and Virtual Rotary Knobs

In Proceedings of the 2015 International Conference on Interactive Tabletops & Surfaces, 2015
Simon Voelker, Kjell Ivar Øvergård, Chat Wacharamanotham, and Jan Borchers
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PERCs Demo: Persistently Trackable Tangibles on Capacitive Multi-Touch Displays

Extended Abstracts of ITS' 15, ACM, 389 - 392
Christian Cherek, Simon Voelker, Jan Thar, Rene Linden, Florian Busch, Jan Borchers
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PERCs: Persistently Trackable Tangibles on Capacitive Multi-Touch Displays

In Proceedings of UIST' 15, ACM, 351 - 356
Simon Voelker, Christian Cherek, Jan Thar, Thorsten Karrer, Christian Thoresen, Kjell Ivar Øvergård, and Jan Borchers
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Transporters: Vision & Touch Transitive Widgets for Capacitive Screens

In Extended Abstracts of CHI' 15, ACM, 1603 – 1608
Florian Heller, Simon Voelker, Chat Wacharamanotham, and Jan Borchers
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2014
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An Interaction Model for Grasp-Aware Tangibles on Interactive Surfaces

In Proceedings of ITS '14, ACM, 279 - 282
Simon Voelker, Christian Corsten, Nur Al huda Hamdan, Kjell Ivar Øvergård, and Jan Borchers
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Von der Fläche zur Kurve: Multi-Touch auf beliebigen Oberflächen und Objekten

In Multi-Touch: Interaktion durch Berührung, Xpert.press, Chapter 17, pages 369–392
Jan Borchers, Christian Corsten, Max Möllers, and Simon Voelker
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2013
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An Evaluation of State Switching Methods for Indirect Touch Systems

In Proceedings of CHI '13, ACM, 745 – 754
Simon Voelker, Chat Wacharamanotham, and Jan Borchers
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PUCs Demo: Detecting Transparent, Passive Untouched Capacitive Widgets

Extended Abstracts of ITS' 13, ACM, 325 - 328
Simon Voelker, Kosuke Nakajima, Christian Thoresen, Yuichi Itoh, Kjell Ivar Øvergård, Jan Borchers
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PerspectiveTable: Blending Physical and Virtual Collaborative Workspaces

CHI 2013 Workshop on Blending Interaction
Fabian Hennecke, Simon Voelker, Maximilian Schenk, Hauke Schaper, Jan Borchers, and Andreas Butz
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PUCs: Detecting Transparent, Passive Untouched Capacitive Widgets on Unmodified Multi-touch Displays

In Proceedings of ITS '13, ACM, 101 - 104
Simon Voelker, Kosuke Nakajima, Christian Thoresen, Yuichi Itoh, Kjell Ivar Øvergård, and Jan Borchers
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Simplifying Remote Collaboration Through Spatial Mirroring

In Proceedings of INTERACT '13, Springer, 624 – 631
Fabian Hennecke, Simon Voelker, Maximilian Schenk, Hauke Schaper, Jan Borchers, and Andreas Butz
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Conceptual Framework for Surface Manager on Interactive Tabletops

In Extended Abstracts of CHI' 13, ACM, 1527 - 1532
Nur Al-huda Hamdan, Simon Voelker, Jan Borchers
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2012
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Understanding Flicking on Curved Surfaces

In Proceedings of CHI '12, ACM, 189 - 198
Simon Voelker, Christine Sutter, Lei Wang, and Jan Borchers
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2011
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Dynamic Portals: A Lightweight Metaphor for Fast Object Transfer on Interactive Surfaces

In Proceedings of ITS '11, ACM, 158 – 161
Simon Voelker, Malte Weiss, Chat Wacharamanotham, and Jan Borchers
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FingerFlux: Near-surface Haptic Feedback on Tabletops

In Proceedings of UIST '11, ACM, 615 – 620
Malte Weiss, Chat Wacharamanotham, Simon Voelker, and Jan Borchers
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2010
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BendDesk: Dragging Across the Curve

In Proceedings of ITS '10, ACM, 1 - 10
Malte Weiss, Simon Voelker, Christine Sutter, and Jan Borchers
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The BendDesk Demo – Multi-touch on a Curved Display

In Adjunct Proceedings of ITS '10, ACM, 317
Malte Weiss, Simon Voelker, and Jan Borchers
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2009
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BendDesk: Seamless Integration of Horizontal and Vertical Multi-Touch Surfaces in Desk Environments

In Adjunct Proceedings of ITS '09, ACM
Malte Weiss, Simon Voelker, and Jan Borchers
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