Pharos is a novel system that extends turn-by-turn navigation instructions using a single global landmark (e.g. the Eiffel Tower) rather than multiple, hard-to-select local landmarks.

Nina Wenig, Dirk Wenig, Steffen Ernst, Rainer Malaka, Brent Hecht and Johannes Schöning (2017) Pharos: Improving Navigation Instructions on Smartwatches by Including Global Landmarks MobileHCI '17 | PDF of Paper | BibTex

ScrollingHome is a novel image-based indoor navigation approach for smartwatches. The user scrolls through a series of images by scrolling vertically on the display.

Dirk Wenig, Alexander Steenbergen, Johannes Schöning, Brent Hecht and Rainer Malaka (2016) ScrollingHome: Bringing Image-based Indoor Navigation to Smartwatches MobileHCI '16 | BibTex Honorable Mention Award

StripeMaps Honourable Mention NUMA (2014)

StripeMaps is a novel cartographic approach for maps on smartwatches. It transforms any two-dimensional route map into a one-dimensional "stripe" for easy interaction.

Dirk Wenig and Johannes Schöning (2016) The Aesthetics of StripeMaps: Being Small and Beautiful MobileHCI '16 Adjunct, Workshop The Role and Impact of Aesthetics in Designing Mobile Devices | PDF of Paper | BibTex

Dirk Wenig, Florian Heller and Johannes Schöning (2016) StrapMaps: Bringing Map-based Navigation to the Straps of Bags UbiComp '16, Workshop UBIMOUNT - Ubiquitous Computing in the Mountains | PDF of Paper | BibTex

Dirk Wenig, Johannes Schöning, Brent Hecht and Rainer Malaka (2015) StripeMaps: Improving Map-based Pedestrian Navigation for Smartwatches MobileHCI '15 | BibTex Best Paper Award

Several studies have shown advantages of map-image-combinations for pedestrian navigation. This work investigates interaction concepts to combine maps and panoramic photographs.

Dirk Wenig, Stefan Brending, Nina Runge and Rainer Malaka (2014) Using Split Screens to Combine Maps and Images for Pedestrian Navigation Journal of LBS | BibTex

Dirk Wenig and Rainer Malaka (2010) Interaction with Combinations of Maps and Images for Pedestrian Navigation and Virtual Exploration MobileHCI '10 | BibTex Best Poster Award

Torben Gerkensmeyer and Dirk Wenig (2013) Towards Sensorimotor Navigation Support for People in the Early Stages of Alzheimer's Disease ICTMH 2013 | BibTex

This works present an approach for needle-based interventions to provide navigational feedback directly on the instrument and close to the situs by mounting a small display onto the needle.

Marc Herrlich, Parnian Tavakol, David Black, Dirk Wenig, Christian Rieder, Rainer Malaka and Ron Kikinis (2017) Instrument-mounted Displays for Reducing Cognitive Load During Surgical Navigation Int J CARS | BibTex

WatchThru expands smartwatches into 3D through a transparent display. This enables novel interactions that leverage and extend smartwatch glanceability.

Dirk Wenig, Johannes Schöning, Alex Olwal, Mathias Oben and Rainer Malaka (2017) WatchThru: Expanding Smartwatch Displays with Mid-air Visuals and Wrist-worn Augmented Reality CHI '17 | PDF of Paper | BibTex

Prior research attributes a positive effect of interactivity to cognition. This work investigates how common interaction with large displays impacts on recall in learning tasks.

Philipp Panhey, Tanja Döring, Stefan Schneegass, Dirk Wenig and Florian Alt (2015) What People Really Remember: Understanding Cognitive Effects When Interacting with Large Displays ITS '15 | BibTex

Tagging is a way to organize huge image collections. This work explores manual and automatic image tagging on mobile devices.

Nina Runge, Dirk Wenig, Marius Hellmeier and Rainer Malaka (2016) Tag Your Emotions: A Novel Mobile User Interface for Annotating Images with Emotions MobileHCI '16 | BibTex

Nina Runge, Dirk Wenig and Rainer Malaka (2014) Keep an Eye on Your Photos: Automatic Image Tagging on Mobile Devices MobileHCI '14 | BibTex

The widespread popularity of Pokémon GO presents the first opportunity to observe the geographic effects of location-based gaming at scale.

Ashley Colley, Jacob Thebault-Spieker, Allen Yilun Lin, Donald Degraen, Benjamin Fischman, Jonna Häkkilä, Kate Kuehl, Valentina Nisi, Nuno Nunes, Nina Wenig, Dirk Wenig, Brent Hecht and Johannes Schöning (2017) The Geography of Pokémon GO: Beneficial and Problematic Effects on Places and Movement CHI '17 | PDF of Paper | BibTex

Exercise video games (exergames) can motivate players to be more physically active. Exercise My Game (XMG) is a design framework for turning off-the-shelf action games into full-body motion-based games.

Jan Smeddinck, Dmitry Alexandrovsky, Dirk Wenig, Michel Zimmer, Waldemar Wegele, Sylvia Juergens and Rainer Malaka (2017) Hoverboard: A Leap to the Future of Locomotion in VR!? ICEC 2015 | BibTex

Benjamin Walther-Franks, Dirk Wenig, Jan Smeddinck and Rainer Malaka (2013) Exercise My Game: Turning Off-The-Shelf Games into Exergames ICEC 2013 | BibTex

Benjamin Walther-Franks, Dirk Wenig, Jan Smeddinck and Rainer Malaka (2013) Suspended Walking: A Physical Locomotion Interface for Virtual Reality ICEC 2013 | BibTex

Benjamin Walther-Franks, Dirk Wenig, Jan Smeddinck and Rainer Malaka (2013) Sportal: A First-Person Videogame turned Exergame M&C 2013, inter|aktion - Demosession | BibTex

Tagging is a boring task and remembering the assigned tags is important to find tagged media at later point. This work uses gamification for entertaining image tagging with tags you do not forget.

Nina Runge, Dirk Wenig, Danny Zitzmann and Rainer Malaka (2015) Tags You Don't Forget: Gamified Tagging of Personal Images ICEC 2015 | BibTex

Marc Herrlich, Dirk Wenig, Benjamin Walther-Franks, Jan Smeddinck and Rainer Malaka (2014) "Raus aus dem Sessel" - Computerspiele für mehr Gesundheit Informatik-Spektrum | BibTex

Controls for mobile games are mostly based on touch or physical gestures. This work presents a novel concept integrating tilt- and touch-interaction with different mappings depending on the device's orientation.

Dirk Wenig, Marc Herrlich, Daniel Böhrs and Rainer Malaka (2013) Mobile Games with Touch and Indirect Sensor Control M&C 2013, Workshop Entertainment Computing | BibTex

Daniel Böhrs, Dirk Wenig and Rainer Malaka (2012) Mobile Gaming with Indirect Sensor Control ICEC 2012 | BibTex