ComIC Workshops

ComIC Workshop July 2018

The first workshop within the scope of the ComIC project is supported by the DAAD. The goal is to teach young researcher from Egypt fundamental research skills and present ideas of potential research topics. 


Monday - 23.07.2018 - Room: SH 403


Prof. Dr. Stefan Schneegass (University of Duisburg-Essen)

Welcome & Introduction


Prof. Dr. Fabian Beck (University of Duisburg-Essen)

A Brief Introduction to Information Visualization

Information visualization makes abstract and complex data understandable for humans. This talk introduces fundamental visualization techniques and covers the visualization of multivariate data, one of the most common data representations. We discuss available visualization options and, in a hands-on session, implement examples using the programming language R.


Prof. Dr. Stefan Schneegass (University of Duisburg-Essen)


Researching Unconventional User Interfaces


Prof. Dr. Florian Alt (Bundeswehr University Munich)

Deployment-based Research - Potentials and Challenges of Conducting Research in the Wild
This lecture provides an in-depth introduction to deployment-based research, that is studying technology probes as a part of users' everyday life. In particular, we will position deployment-based research among other research methods and discuss its strengths and weaknesses with regard to different research questions. The lecture will also include a number of case studies, mainly from public display research, that showcase how this method can be used in practise. The lecture is complemented by guidelines, which are meant to assist researchers in planning, setting up, and running successful deployments.

17:00Departing for Dinner
Location: Südtiroler Stuben am Baldeneysee, Essen

Tuesday - 24.07.2018 - Room: SH 403


Dr. Max Pfeiffer and Samuel Navas Medrano (WWU Münster)

Embodied Interfaces through Electrical Muscle Stimulation

In the last decades, user interfaces moved closer to the body. The personal computer moved from the desk to the backpack, the telephone from the table to our pockets, and the fitness coach from the gym to the wrist. While this wave of computing already hit the mass market, this session will introduce the next wave of user interface, namely embodied interfaces. In particular, this interactive session will outline how electrical muscle stimulation can be used as a novel type of user interface. We will discuss application scenarios, usage challenges, and ethical implications.


Prof. Dr. Niels Henze (University of Regensburg)

Mobile Human-Computer Interaction


Prof. Dr. Niels Henze (University of Regensburg)

How to Publish Papers in HCI


Prof. Dr. Stefan Schneegaß (University of Duisburg-Essen)

Wrap-up & Closing


Prof. Dr. Florian Alt, Bundeswehr University Munich 

Prof. Dr. Fabian Beck, University of Duisburg-Essen

Prof. Dr. Niels Henze, University of Regensburg

Prof. Dr. Stefan Schneegaß, University of Duisburg-Essen

Dr. Max Pfeiffer, WWU Münster

Samuel Navas Medrano, WWU Münster

ComIC Hackathon July 2018

In this hackathon, the participants will realize VR applications.


lunch, dinner, and coffee breaks will be provided every day!

Wednesday 25.07.2018

Start at 10:00 - open end

Thursday 26.07.2018


Friday 27.07.2018

9:00 Final Countdown - Preparation of Presentation:-)

10:00 Presentation of Results

End at 11:30