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.

Before I started 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, dblp, or ResearchGate profiles, or just contact me.

2019

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

Conference PaperCHITo appear
Philipp Wacker, Oliver Nowak, Simon Voelker, Jan Borchers
To appear in Proceedings of CHI'19
Publication year: 2019

ForceRay: Extending Thumb Reach on Mobile Touch Devices Using Force Input

Conference PaperCHITo appear
Christian Corsten, Marcel Lahaye, Jan Borchers, Simon Voelker
To appear in Proceedings of CHI'19
Publication year: 2019

Springlets: Expressive, Flexible and Silent On-Skin TactileInterfaces

Conference PaperCHITo appear
Nur Al-huda Hamdan, Adrian Wagner, Simon Voelker, Jürgen Steimle, Jan Borchers
To appear in Proceedings of CHI'19
Publication year: 2019

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
In Proceedings of DIS'18, ACM, 1135 - 1139
Publication year: 2018

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

Conference PaperCHIHonorable Mention
Christian Corsten, Simon Voelker, Andreas Link, Jan Borchers
In Proceedings of CHI '18, ACM, 661:1 - 661:12
Publication year: 2018

Physical Guides: An Analysis of 3D Sketching Performance on Physical Objects in Augmented Reality

Conference PaperSUI
Philipp Wacker, Adrian Wagner, Simon Voelker, Jan Borchers
In Proceedings of SUI' 18, ACM, 25 - 35
Publication year: 2018

Sketch&Stitch: Interactive Embroidery for E-Textiles

Conference PaperCHI
Nur Al huda Hamdan, Simon Voelker, Jan Borchers
In Proceedings of CHI '18, ACM, 82:1 - 82:13
Publication year: 2018

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

Conference PaperCHI
Christian Cherek, Anke Brocker, Simon Voelker, Jan Borchers
In Proceedings of CHI '18, ACM, 298:1 - 298:7
Publication year: 2018

2017

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

Conference PaperCHI
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, Jan Borchers
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 PaperSUIHonorable Mention
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

Conference PaperCHI
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

Conference PaperCHI
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

Conference PaperITSBest Note Award
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