By Oliver on April 24th, 2015 in conferences, HCI, HMI

EICS 2015

The 7th ACM SIGCHI Symposium on Engineering Interactive Computing Systems

EICS-2015

http://eics2015.org/ | June 23-26, Duisburg, Germany

Presentation of Paper:
Towards a Gamification of Industrial Production. A Comparative Study in Sheltered Work Environments

By Oliver on April 21st, 2015 in conferences, games, publications

Small-Scale Cross Media Productions

Small-Scale-Cross-Media-Productions

Korn, Oliver; Rees, Adrian; Schulz, Uwe:
Small-Scale Cross Media Productions. A Case Study of a Documentary Game

In: Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Interactive Experiences for TV and Online Video (TVX), ACM, New York, NY, USA, 2015, 149-154
DOI = 10.1145/2745197.2755516

Abstract

With major intellectual properties there is a long tradition of cross-media value chains – usually starting
with books and comics, then transgressing to film and TV and finally reaching interactive media like video games. In recent years the situation has changed:

  1. smaller productions start to establish cross media value chains
  2. there is a trend from sequential towards parallel content production.

In this work we describe how the production of a historic documentary takes a cross media approach
right from the start. We analyze how this impacts the content creation pipelines with respect to story,
audience and realization. The focus of the case study is the impact on the production of a documentary game. In a second step we reflect on the experiences gained so far and derive recommendations for future smallscale cross media productions.

Presentation

This work was presented at the TVX 2015 in Brussels, the ACM International Conference on Interactive Experiences for Television and Online Video

By Oliver on April 21st, 2015 in conferences, games

TVX 2015

The ACM International Conference on Interactive Experiences for Television and Online Video

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http://tvx2015.com/

June 03-05, Brussels, Belgium

Presentation of Paper:
Small-Scale Cross Media Productions. A Case Study of a Documentary Game

By Oliver on March 10th, 2015 in assistive systems, assistive technology, conferences, HCI, HMI, publications

Enabling End Users to Program for Smart Environments

CHI-15_WorkshopFunk, Markus; Korn, Oliver; Schmidt, Albrecht:
Enabling End Users to Program for Smart Environments

In: Proceedings of the ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Workshop End-User Development in the Internet of Things Era (EUDITE) ACM, New York, NY, USA, 2015 [to be published]
DOI = n/a

Abstract

In the Internet of Things area, sensor-based smart environments are becoming more and more ubiquitous. Smart environments can support user’s cognitive abilities and support them in various tasks e.g. assembling, or cooking.

However, programming applications for smart environments still requires a lot of e ort as many sensors
need to be programmed and synchronized. In this work, we present a novel approach for programming procedures in smart environments through demonstrating a task. We de fine abstract high-level areas that are triggered by the user while performing a task. According to the triggered areas, projected instructions for performing the task again are automatically created. Those instructions can then be transferred to other users to learn how to assemble a product or to cook a meal.

We present a prototypical implementation of a smart environment using optical sensors and present how it can be used in a smart factory and in a smart kitchen.

Presentation

This work will be presented at the CHI 2015 in Seoul, Korea.

By Oliver on February 20th, 2015 in conferences, HCI

CHI 2015

ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems

CHI-2015

http://chi2015.acm.org/

April 18 – 23, Seoul, Korea

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CHI 2015 Conference Reception

CHI 2015 Conference Dinner – high interest…

 

Presentation of Paper: Enabling End Users to Program for Smart Environments

By Oliver on February 10th, 2015 in assistive systems, assistive technology, HCI, HMI, publications

Book chapter: Assistive Systems for the Workplace: Towards Context-Aware Assistance

Korn, Oliver; Funk, Markus; Schmidt, Albrecht:
Assistive Systems for the Workplace: Towards Context-Aware Assistance

In: Assistive Technologies for Physical and Cognitive Disabilities. IGI Global, 2015. pp 121-135
DOI = 10.4018/978-1-4666-7373-1.ch006

Abstract

Assist-Sys-for-the-WorkplaceRecent advances in motion recognition allow the development of Context-Aware Assistive Systems (CAAS) for industrial workplaces that go far beyond the state of the art: they can capture a user’s movement in real-time and provide adequate feedback. Thus, CAAS can address important questions, like Which part is assembled next? Where do I fasten it? Did an error occur? Did I process the part in time? These new CAAS can also make use of projectors to display the feedback within the corresponding area on the workspace (in-situ). Furthermore, the real-time analysis of work processes allows the implementation of motivating elements (gamification) into the repetitive work routines that are common in manual production.

In this chapter, the authors first describe the relevant backgrounds from industry, computer science, and psychology. They then briefly introduce a precedent implementation of CAAS and its inherent problems. The authors then provide a generic model of CAAS and finally present a revised and improved implementation.

http://www.igi-global.com/chapter/assistive-systems-for-the-workplace/122906

By Oliver on December 15th, 2014 in conferences, gamification

AHFE 2015

The 6th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics 2015 

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http://www.ahfe2015.org/index.html

July 26-30, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Presentation of Paper: Gamification of Business Processes: Re-Designing Work in Production and Service Industry

Gamification of Business Processes: Re-Designing Work in Production and Service Industry

Korn, Oliver; Schmidt, Albrecht:
Gamification of Business Processes: Re-Designing Work in Production and Service Industry

In: Procedia Manufacturing, 2015 [to be published]
DOI = 10.1016/j.promfg.2015.07.616

AbstractGamification-in-Production

In this work we provide an overview of gamification, i.e. the application of methods from game design to enrich non-gaming processes. The contribution is divided into five subsections: an introduction focusing on the progression of gamification through the hype cycle in the recent years (1), a brief introduction to gamification mechanics (1) and an overview of the state of the art in established areas (3). The focus is a discussion of more recent attempts of gamification in service and production (4). We also discuss the ethical implications (5) and the future perspectives (6)
of gamified business processes.

Gamification has been successfully applied in the domains education (serious games) and health (exergames) and is spreading to other areas. In recent years there have been various attempts to “gamify” business processes. While the first efforts date back as far as the collection of miles in frequent flyer programs, we will portray some of the more recent and comprehensive software-based approaches in the service industry, e.g. the gamification of processes in sales and marketing. We discuss their accomplishments as well as their social and ethical implications. Finally a very recent approach is presented: the application of gamification in the domain of industrial production. We discuss the special requirements in this domain and the effects on the business level and on the users. We conclude with a prognosis on the future development of gamification.

Presentation

This work will be presented at the AHFE 2015, the 6th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics within the conference track: 3rd International Conference on Human Side of Service Engineering

By Oliver on December 14th, 2014 in conferences

HCI International 2015

The 17th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction
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http://2015.hci.international/index.php
August 2-7, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Presentation of Paper:
The Effect of Gamification on Emotions. The Potential of Facial Recognition in Work Environments

The Effect of Gamification on Emotions. The Potential of Facial Recognition in Work Environments

Korn, Oliver; Boffo, Sandra; Schmidt, Albrecht:
The Effect of Gamification on Emotions. The Potential of Facial Recognition in Work Environments

In: Human-Computer Interaction: Design and Evaluation, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 9169, 489-499, Springer, Heidelberg, 2015
DOI = 10.1007/978-3-319-20901-2_46

Abstract

Emotion-DetectionGamification is a delightful concept: it is a creditable idea to use “video game elements to improve user experience and user engagement in non-game services and applications”. The link between emotions and motivation, especially in context of employee motivation, is important: after all, increased engagement should have numerous benefits like improved performance and greater user satisfaction.

This article describes how gamification can be used in work contexts like industrial production. Since industrial production already involves processes with measurable physical outcomes (e.g. the number of parts produced per hour), gaming elements like scores and leaderboards could be implemented with comparatively little effort. Ideally the system should also be able to measure the effect on speed and quality of the gamified work processes.

Presentation

The work will be presented at HCI International 2015 in Los Angeles, CA, USA, 2-7 August 2015