University of Konstanz
Graduiertenkolleg / PhD Program
Computer and Information Science

Colloquium of the Department and the PhD Program


Physical Qualities of Interaction


Prof. Dr. Andreas Butz, LMU Munich
Munich, Germany

date & place

Wednesday, 20.04.2011, 16:15 h
Room C 252


While there are well established and widely accepted interaction concepts for the personal computer world, a comprehensive interaction concept for the often predicted aera of ubiquitous computing is still missing. When computers and digital artifacts mix with our physical environment, physicality seems to be a promising candidate to form the basis of such an interaction concept. In this talk, I will show some of our investigations into the design space between physical and digital worlds, and we can speculate together, where this may lead.

Andreas Butz received his PhD on intelligent graphics generation from Saarland University, Germany in 1997. He worked as a PostDoc in HCI at Columbia University, New York, founded a company in 2000, which now feeds 17 employees, returned to academia with an Emmy Noether grant from DFG in 2003 and was appointed a tenured professor at the University of Munich in 2004.