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8th July 2022
Robotic and Virtual Reality Technologies for Children with Disabilities and Older Adults

Samaddar, S., Desideri, L., Encarnação, P., Gollasch, D., Petrie, H., Weber, G....

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26th January 2022
Age-Specific Strategies for Multimodal CUI Implementation

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19th December 2021
Context-Related Support for Elderly People During Activities of Daily Living

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14th September 2021
Developing an Online/Offline Voice Assistant for Android

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8th September 2021
Collaboration of Social Assistance Robots

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6th September 2021
Age-Related Differences in Preferences for Using Voice Assistants

David Gollasch and Gerhard Weber. 2021. Age-Related Differences in Preferences for Using...

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6th September 2021
Designing VUIs for Social Assistance Robots for People with Dementia

Julian Striegl, David Gollasch, Claudia Loitsch, and Gerhard Weber. 2021. Designing VUIs...

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Research Interests

Usability & Accessibility

Providing a great user experience is not just about a pretty-looking user interface. It is about creating an effective, efficient and satisfying interaction as well as taking people with special needs into account who need not just a workaround but an equally great UI.

User-Centred Design

There are numerous methods and tools to create great systems with a stunning user interface. People shall not just accept a system but like it. They should not just feel comfortable with it but increase confidence. All of those methods and tools can be applied within the user-centred design workflow, which is an iterative process to develop interactive systems tightly bound to users’ requirements, needs and preferences.

Social Assistance Robots

While nowadays industrial robots are absolutely common in assembly line production environments, personal assistance robots start to become present in more and more homes in new formfactors such as tiny flat vacuum cleaners. Currently, they mostly do not need to communicate with its users – but they will in the nearer future. They will become your tech-embodied personal assistant and, interaction-wise, become something like a social entity at home which opens an entirely new universe of useful applications.

Adaptive Interaction

People are different. They have specific needs, specific preferences. They differ in many dimensions: age, gender, language, cultural influences, different social environments, etc. Diversity is great and that is why the ideal user interface pays attention to the individual situation of its users. Furthermore, next to the diversity of users the actual context of use influences the current set of requirements to be met to provide a great user experience. A user interface that is able to automatically adapt to this full set of requirements would be the gold standard.

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