23rd International Conference on Text, Speech and Dialogue

Paper “Synthesising Expressive Speech – Which Synthesiser for VOCAs?” has been accepted for publication at the 23rd International Conference on Text, Speech and Dialogue” in Brno, Czech Republic, Sep. 2020 :-)

[ Conference, TSD 2020, Brno, Czech Republic ]
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Jan-Oliver Wuelfing, Chi Tai Dang, Elisabeth André, Synthesising Expressive Speech 
- Which Synthesiser for VOCAs?, TSD 2020, Proceedings of the 23rd International 
Conference  on Text, Speech and Dialogue (TSD 2020) (Brno, Czech Republic). 
Springer

In the context of people with complex communication needs who depend on Voice Output Communication Aids, the ability of speech synthesisers to convey not only sentences, but also emotions would be a great enrichment. The latter is essential and very natural in interpersonal speech communication. Hence, we are interested in the expressiveness of speech synthesisers and their perception. We present the results of a study in which 82 participants listened to different synthesised sentences with different emotional contours from three synthesisers…

Preprint of Paper “Resonating Experiences of Self and Others enabled by a Tangible Somaesthetic Design” has been published at arXiv, May 2020 :-)

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Ilhan Aslan, Andreas Seiderer, Chi Tai Dang, Simon Rädler, Elisabeth André, 
Resonating Experiences of Self and Others enabled by a Tangible Somaesthetic 
Design, arXiv 2020

Digitalization is penetrating every aspect of everyday life including a human’s heart beating, which can easily be sensed by wearable sensors and displayed for others to see, feel, and potentially “bodily resonate” with. Previous work in studying human interactions and interaction designs with physiological data, such as a heart’s pulse rate, have argued that feeding it back to the users may, for example support users’ mindfulness and self-awareness during various everyday activities and ultimately support their wellbeing. Inspired by Somaesthetics as a discipline, which focuses on an appreciation of the living body’s role in all our experiences, we designed and explored mobile tangible heart beat displays, which enable rich forms of bodily experiencing oneself and others in social proximity. In this paper …

The 9th International Conference on the Internet of Things (IoT 2019)

Paper “Towards Somaesthetic Smarthome Designs: Exploring Potentials and Limitations of an Affective Mirror” has been accepted for publication at the 9th International Conference on the Internet of Things (IoT 2019)” in Bilboa, Spain, Oct. 2019 :-)

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[ Conference, IoT 2019, Bilboa, Spain ]
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Chi Tai Dang, Ilhan Aslan, Florian Lingenfelser, Tobias Baur, Elisabeth André, 
Towards Somaesthetic Smarthome Designs: Exploring Potentials and Limitations of 
an Affective Mirror, IoT 2019, Proceedings of the 9th International Conference 
on the Internet of Things (IoT 2019) (Bilboa, Spain). ACM

Have you ever experienced a mirror that not only “sees” how you see yourself, but tells you how others perceive you? May such a smartmirror help not only adapt/improve oneself externally (look) but also internally (mood, emotions)? What are the expectations, fears (privacy)? The acceptance of such a smart thing requires approaches that go beyond technology-driven designs. In this paper …

The 2019 European Conference on Ambient Intelligence (AmI 2019)

Paper “Viewing Experience of Augmented Reality Objects as Ambient Media – A Comparison of Multimedia Devices” has been accepted for publication at the The 2019 European Conference on Ambient Intelligence (AmI 2019)” in Rome, Italy, Nov. 2019 :-)

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[ Conference, AmI 2019, Rome, Italy ]
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Ilhan Aslan, Chi Tai Dang, Björn Bittner, Michael Dietz, Michael Filipenko, 
Elisabeth André, Viewing Experience of Augmented Reality Objects as 
Ambient Media - A Comparison of Multimedia Devices, AmI 2019, 
Proceedings of the The 2019 European Conference on Ambient Intelligence 
(AmI 2019) (Rome, Italy). Springer

Holograms (i.e., visual augmented reality objects embedded in real space) as mediums are being deployed in diverse contexts, such as home, mobile, and work. We argue that the user experience of holograms is mediated by the type …

The 9th International Conference on the Internet of Things (IoT 2019)

Paper “Put that Hologram there – Probing Mobile Interaction Experiences for a Vision of Mixed Material Public Spaces” has been accepted for publication at the 9th International Conference on the Internet of Things (IoT 2019)” in Bilboa, Spain, Oct. 2019 :-)

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[ Conference, IoT 2019, Bilboa, Spain ]
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Ilhan Aslan, Chi Tai Dang, Ruben Schlagowski, Michael Dietz, Fabian Brain 
and Elisabeth André, Put that Hologram there - Probing Mobile Interaction 
Experiences for a Vision of Mixed Material Public Spaces, IoT 2019, 
Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on the 
Internet of Things (IoT 2019) (Bilboa, Spain). ACM

The materiality of urban spaces has been changing by progress and consequently the way we, as townsmen or visitors, interact in these spaces is changing. For example, within the last decade using a mobile digital bus ticket has become a common practice in many cities around the world. Contemporary progress in mobile augmented reality technologies has already introduced novel pervasive displays, such as Microsoft’s HoloLens, which allows to display mixed realities containing tangible real and “intangible” holographic objects. Now, we seem to be at a crossroads …