- SmartHomes (and others)

SmartHomes - and not so Smart Homes

Our research repeatedly touches upon questions related to smart home technologies, or more generally to technologies in the home context. This is sometimes through student projects and theses (e.g. 'Living with Robots – The Future of Autonomous Machines in the Home', 'Technology in the Home', and 'Cushioning the Technology – Combining technologies and textiles for the smart home'). 

Tangible Interaction with Digital Information on Natural Surfaces (2021 - ongoing)
This is the PhD project of Annika Schulz, in collaboration with Robert Bosch GmbH and Hochschule Offenburg, co-supervised with Dr. Frank Beruscha (CR/ADT5), Robert Bosch GmbH and Prof. Dr. Oliver Korn, Affective & Cognitive Institute (ACI), Hochschule Offenburg. 

  • Schulz, Müller,  Beruscha. Experience by Cohabitation: Living in a Smart Home Initiated by Your Partner.  Proc. of  INTERACT 2023. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 14144. Springer, Cham
  • Schulz, Hornecker. Can you please cover both the "smart" and the "home"? Exploring expectations on smart homes considering changing needs. Proc. of ACM MUM'22. ACM DL
  • Breunig,  Calderón Arias, Mudavanhu, Syal, Schulte, Hornecker. Carpet Tiles: Interactive and modular smart textiles to support international students in shared dorms to feel at home. Proc. of MuC '21: Mensch und Computer 2021. pp 140-144. ACM DL. 
  • Kiesel, Lang, Wachsmuth, Hornecker, Stein. Investigating Expectations for Voice-based and Conversational Argument Search on the Web. Proc. of 2020 Conf. on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval (CHIIR ’20), 53–62.  ACM DL.  
  • Honauer, Moorthy, Hornecker. Interactive Soft Toys for Infants and Toddlers – Design Recommendations for Age-appropriate Play. Proc of CHI PLAY '19. ACM NY, 265–276. ACM DL