Jörg Müller









I am a visiting associate professor of human-computer interaction at the University of the Arts, Berlin. Additionally, I work as a senior researcher for Telekom Innovation Laboratories, leading the team on Mobile and Physical Interaction. My PhD is from Münster University and my master degree in computer science is from university of Saarbrücken.

I work to find new ways how we can interact with computers. My focus is on the future of ubiquitous interaction, where we will live "inside the computer", where all surfaces may be interactive displays and 3D tracking will be ubiquitous. My method involves simulating aspects of this future "in the wild" today in order to understand how people will interact in such environments. The focus is on finding solutions to interaction problems that may arise in this future. Major application areas are civic participation, communication, and whole-body games. Further, I am a proponent of free software and founder of the FreeMind project.

Prof. Dr. Jörg Müller
Telekom Innovation Laboratories
Ernst-Reuter-Platz 7
D-10587 Berlin, Germany
+49 30 8353 58215
Jörg Müller, Matthias Geier, Christina Dicke, Sascha Spors

The BoomRoom: Mid-air Direct Interaction with Virtual Sound Sources
ACM CHI '14, 10 pages.
Enables users to interact with virtual sound sources in mid-air.
[pdf] [video]
Jörg Müller, Dieter Eberle, Konrad Tollmar

Communiplay: A Field Study of a Public Display Mediaspace
ACM CHI '14, 10 pages.
Enables passers-by of public displays to interact with remote users, and demonstrates the local and remote Honeypot effect.
[pdf] [video]
Nina Valkanova, Robert Walter, Andrew Vande Moere, Jörg Müller

MyPosition: Sparking Civic Discourse by a Public Interactive Poll Visualization
ACM CSCW '14, 10 pages.
MyPosition is an interactive poll visualization designed to support in-situ civic discourse. The combination of mid-air gestural interaction and identifiability of participants' votes motivated passers-by to engage in public debate.
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Constantin Schmidt, Jörg Müller, Gilles Bailly

Screenfinity: Extending the Perception Area of Content on Very Large Public Displays
ACM CHI '13, 10 pages.
Investigates how passers-by of very long displays can read text while walking.
[pdf] [video] CHI 2013 BEST PAPER AWARD
Robert Walter, Gilles Bailly, Jörg Müller

StrikeAPose: Revealing Mid-Air Gestures on Public Displays
ACM CHI '13, 10 pages.
Investigates how to teach mid-air gesture registration for immediate usability.
Jörg Müller, Robert Walter, Gilles Bailly, Michael Nischt, Florian Alt

Looking Glass: A Field Study on Noticing Interactivity of a Shop Window
ACM CHI '12, 10 pages.
Investigates how passers-by notice that a shop window is interactive.
[pdf] [video] CHI 2012 BEST PAPER AWARD
Gilles Bailly, Jörg Müller, Michael Rohs, Daniel Wigdor, Sven Kratz

ShoeSense: A New Perspective on Hand Gestures and Wearable Applications
ACM CHI '12, 10 pages.
Proposes the shoe as location for wearable depth sensors, enabling subtle and expressive gestures.
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Maurice ten Koppel, Gilles Bailly, Jörg Müller, Robert Walter

Chained Displays: Configurations of Public Displays can be used to influence Actor-, Audience-, and Passer-By Behavior
ACM CHI '12, 10 pages.
Investigates how convex, concave and flat displays influence nimbus & focus and audience behavior.
Gilles Bailly, Jörg Müller, Eric Lecolinet

Design and Evaluation of Finger-Count Interaction: Combining Multitouch gestures and Menus
Journal of Human Computer Studies, June 2012, 25 pages.