Roman Ganhör

Roman Ganhör

Roman works as a Researcher and Senior Lecturer at the TU Wien, Faculty of Informatics. He holds a doctoral degree (TU Wien) and a master degree (University of Linz) in Business Informatics and has worked as a consultant, software architect, and project manager.

His main research interests are complex user interfaces (for mobile and tangible multimedia production). Besides the general interest in usability, user experience and the question how tools and methods can support the development of feasible interface and interaction design he also explores the boundaries of technology and society.

Special interests: user-interfaces (for mobile devices), multimedia interfaces, mobile multimedia, tangible user-interfaces.
Additional interests: digital society, privacy, intellectual property and open source, smart cities.

Publications

  • Roman Ganhör, Flo Güldenpfennig (2017). Webisodes: Examining the Making of an Emergent Internet Medium.
    The 31st British Human Computer Interaction Conference (BritishHCI ’17/Sunderland, England).
  • Flo Güldenpfennig, Roman Ganhör, Geraldine Fitzpatrick (2017). How to Look at Two-sided Photos? – Exploring Novel Perspectives on Digital Images.
    International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services (MobileHCI ’17/Vienna, Austria).
  • Roman Ganhör, Georg Edelmayer, Alexandra Geier (2017). Lectary – Lessons Based Mobile Learning App for Sign Languages.
    IKT Forum Tagung für Menschen mit und ohne Behinderungen: Praxis – Forschung – Entwicklung, Universität Linz, Austria.
  • Flo Güldenpfennig, Peter Fikar, Roman Ganhör (2017). Towards Interactive and Motivating Stimuli for Children with Visual Impairments.
    The 31st British Human Computer Interaction Conference (BritishHCI ’17/Sunderland, England).
  • Michael Urbanek, Peter Fikar, Roman Ganhör, Hilda Tellioglu, Michael Habiger (2017). Vibrette: Smoking Cessation Through Tacticle Feedback
    In Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interactions (TEI 2017) Yokohama, Japan.
  • Peter Fikar, Michael Habiger, Michael Urbanek, Roman Ganhör, Hilda Tellioglu (2016). Challenges in supporting pregnant women to stop smoking
    In Proceedings of the 9th European Public Health Conference, ÖGPH Jahrestagung, Vienna, Austria.
  • Peter Fikar, Michael Habiger, Michael Urbanek, Roman Ganhör, Hilda Tellioglu (2016). Supporting Cessation for Pregnant Smoking Women by Improving Quality of Online Discussions
    Oral presentation and poster at the SRNT Europe 2016, Prag, Czech Republic.
  • Daniel Auferbauer, Roman Ganhör, Jasmin Pielorz, Hilda Tellioglu (2016). Crowdtasking: Field Study on a Crowdsourcing Alternative
    In Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM 2016), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Flo Güldenpfennig, Roman Ganhör, G. Fitzpatrick (2015) Sitting in the Same Boat: A Case Study of a Combined Awareness System and Behaviour Change Technology
    In Proceedings of the International Conference OzCHI ’15 , Melbourne, Australia. Published at ACM, New York, USA
  • Roman Ganhör, Florian Güldenpfennig (2015). INSERT: Efficient Sorting of Images on Mobile Devices
    In Proceedings of the International Conference OzCHI ’15 , Melbourne, Australia. Published at ACM, New York, USA
  • Flo Güldenpfennig, Roman Ganhör, G. Fitzpatrick (2015) Will it Catch Their Attention?” – Evaluating Situated and Peripheral Displays in a Personal Context
    Interaction Design and Architecture(s) Journal, 1 (2015), 26; 14 S.
  • Christian Löw, Chalid Gad-El-Hak, Roman Ganhör, Hilda Tellioglu (2015). ZENse – Supporting Everyday Emotional Reflection
    In International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction – INTERACT 2015, Bamberg, Germany
  • Roman Ganhör (2015). RITE: Rich Information Television
    In Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Interactive Content Consumption in Conjunction with the ACM International Conference on Interactive Experiences for TV and Online Video, Brussels, Belgium
  • Daniel Auferbauer, Roman Ganhör, Hilda Tellioglu (2015). Moving Towards Crowd Tasking for Disaster Mitigation
    In Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM 2015), Kristiansand, Norway
  • Roman Ganhör (2014). Muvee: An Alternative Approach to Mobile Video Trimming.
    In Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Multimedia (ISM 2014), pp. 229-236. TaiChung, Taiwan
  • Roman Ganhör, Florian Güldenpfennig, Özge Subasi, and Geraldine Fitzpatrick (2014). Towards Fast and Interactive Prototypes of Mobile Apps.
    In Proceedings of the International Conference OzCHI ’14 , Sydney, Australia. Published at ACM, New York, USA
  • Roman Ganhör, Wolfgang Spreicer (2014). Monox: Extensible Gesture Notation for Mobile Devices.
    In Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services (MobileHCI ’14/Toronto, Canada). Published at ACM, New York, USA
  • Roman Ganhör (2014). Athmos: Focus+Context for Browsing in Mobile Thumbnail Collections.
    In Proceedings of International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval (ICMR ’14/Glasgow, Scotland). Published at ACM, New York, USA
  • Roman Ganhör, Florian Güldenpfennig (2013). FamOz: Fast Mobile Wizard of Ozzing For Sketch-based UI Prototypes.
    International Workshop in Conjunction with the International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services (MobileHCI ’13/Munich, Germany).
  • Arash Zargamy, Hiroyuki Sakai, Roman Ganhör, and Gustav Oberwandling (2013) Fußgängernavigation im urbanen Raum-Designvorschlag
    In Mensch & Computer, pp. 365-368.
  • Roman Ganhör (2012). ProPane: fast and precise video browsing on mobile phones.
    In Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia (MUM ’12/Ulm, Germany). Published at ACM, New York, USA

Projects

Schaukasten: Supporting young children (1-6 years old) with visual impairment to train their eyesight. The goal is to provide multimodal toys that are both playful and effective.

ReHABITAT-ImmoCHECK+: The project develops the conceptual basis of a gender and age sensitive set of instruments for illustrating the development potential of vacant or not fully occupied single-family detached houses. This potential can be generated by re-densification and by fostering innovative forms of living together. Furthermore this set of instruments permits an assessment of the houses.

RAUCHFREI für mich und mein Kind: RAUCHFREI aims to support pregnant women to quit smoking. Therefore guidelines and prototypes for persuasive mobile applications are developed, implemented, and evaluated (in cooperation with the “Hauptverband der Sozialversicherungsträger” and the “NÖGKK”).

RE:ACTA: RE-ACTA aims to address the volunteer’s requirements concerning a crowd tasking tool for crisis and disaster management and its usability requirements as well as involved legal, privacy and data quality aspects as well as questions concerning target group marketing. The goal is to foster the resilience of the public while at the same time relieving emergency and humanitarian organizations from an uncoordinated influx of information or spontaneous volunteers (in cooperation with the Austrian Red Cross).

Links for a Better Writing

Writing Clearly [with some practical exercises – to the point]
http://www.uk.sagepub.com/upm-data/61863_Lesson_1.pdf?utm_content=bufferbf659&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

The Thesis Introduction [Good academic writing site – see other resources there]
http://patthomson.wordpress.com/2014/06/02/the-thesis-introduction/

6 min Free Writing & other writing strategies
http://www.uk.sagepub.com/upm-data/62684_Bolton_CH4.pdf?utm_content=buffer18c1b&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Write that journal article in 7 days
http://www.slideshare.net/ingermewburn/write-that-journal-article-in-7-days-12742195

Authorative voice in writing
http://thesiswhisperer.com/2013/07/03/how-to-create-authoritative-voice-in-your-writing/

Declutter writing
http://thesiswhisperer.com/2010/11/04/5-ways-to-declutter-your-writing/

Transition Signals in Writing
http://student.unsw.edu.au/transition-signals-writing

Why do academics and PhDers carefully choose useless titles for articles and chapters?
http://medium.com/philosophy-logic/518f02a2ecbb

How to use deliberate practice to improve your writing
http://thesiswhisperer.com/2012/11/28/on-deliberate-practice/

Developing originality
http://services.unimelb.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0009/471267/Developing_originality_Update_051112.pdf

Worksheets
https://sites.google.com/site/twblacklinemasters/useful-words

How-To, Handy and Nice-To-Have

Cheat Sheets and much more
https://sites.google.com/site/twblacklinemasters/

A few ‘how to’ resources
http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/um/people/simonpj/papers/giving-a-talk/giving-a-talk.htm

Usability Heurisitcs Questionnaire
http://www.cie.fi/media-files/Profilematerial/Ten%20User%20Experience%20Heuristics%20with%20a%20Template.pdf

Open-Ended vs. Closed-Ended Questions in User Research
https://www.nngroup.com/articles/open-ended-questions/

The examiner-perspective lens for doctoral editing
https://doctoralwriting.wordpress.com

How not to write a PhD thesis
https://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/news/how-not-to-write-a-phd-thesis/410208.article

Pathways to Impact – guidance for applicants and reviewers
https://www.epsrc.ac.uk/funding/howtoapply/preparing/impactguidance/

Literature Worth Reading/Lectures Worth Watching

BITE: Recipes for Remarkable Research [Open Access]
https://www.sensepublishers.com/catalogs/bookseries/other-books/bite/

Writing Up Qualitative Research [What makes qualitative research ‘qualitative’?]
http://www.docs.hss.ed.ac.uk/iad/Postgraduate/PhD_researchers/Writing/Structure_and_Introduction.pdf

For Procrastination Only

tumblr.com: Research in Progress
http://researchinprogress.tumblr.com/

Is there a creativity deficit in science?
http://arstechnica.com/science/2014/09/is-there-a-creativity-deficit-in-science/1/

Contact

Office Hours: Mo, 9:00 – 10:00 (please drop a notification in advance)

roman.ganhoer@tuwien.ac.at

p:+43.1.58801.187.82

Multidisciplinary Design Group
Institute of Design and Assessment of Technology
Faculty of Informatics
Vienna University of Technology
Favoritenstrasse 9-11/187,
A-1040 Vienna
Austria