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I am a senior researcher at the Institute for Computer Graphics and Vision, Graz University of Technology.
My research areas are 3D User Interfaces (3DUI) for virtual and mixed environments, creative and experimental systems, human factors and ergonomics, collaborative systems, and a bit of robotics and mechatronics. I have coordinated multiple scientific projects and designed, developed, and evaluated a variety of 3D input devices and displays.
In addition I have taught courses at universities and conferences (including ACM SIGGRAPH and CHI) in the areas of 3DUI, virtual reality, modeling and animation, and general human-computer interaction themes, and supervised multiple students.
I enjoy investigating new ways of interaction that enrich our daily life, often leading to creative and experimental applications. I try to design interfaces for user experience, offering compelling ways to perform "normal" actions, or doing more extraordinary things. I have foremost worked on art/design environments (design and design review, museum applications), but nowadays also focus on a wider spectrum of interactive graphics applications, among others exploring environmental science and medical areas.
I have published a multitude of refereed publications and, together with Doug Bowman, Joseph LaViola and Ivan Poupyrev, authored the book 3D User Interfaces: Theory and Practice, published in 2005 by Addison-Wesley. Furthermore, I am actively serving a large number of programm and review committees.
I am a member of ACM, IEEE and igroup.
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Wockl, Bernhard, Yildizoglu, Ulcay, Buber, Isabella, Diaz, Belinda Aparicio, Kruijff, Ernst, Tscheligi, Manfred (2012): Basic senior personas: a representative design tool covering the spectrum of European olde. In: Fourteenth Annual ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Assistive Technologies , 2012, . pp. 25-32. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2384916.2384922
Waldner, Manuela, Pirchheim, Christian, Kruijff, Ernst, Schmalstieg, Dieter (2010): Automatic configuration of spatially consistent mouse pointer navigation in multi-display . In: Proceedings of the 2010 International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces , 2010, . pp. 397-400. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1719970.1720040
Waldner, Manuela, Kruijff, Ernst, Schmalstieg, Dieter (2010): Bridging gaps with pointer warping in multi-display environments. In: Proceedings of the Sixth Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction , 2010, . pp. 813-816. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1868914.1869036
Veas, Eduardo, Mulloni, Alessandro, Kruijff, Ernst, Regenbrecht, Holger, Schmalstieg, Dieter (2010): Techniques for view transition in multi-camera outdoor environments. In: Proceedings of the 2010 Conference on Graphics Interface , 2010, . pp. 193-200. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/4713060.1839248
Kruijff, Ernst, Schmalstieg, Dieter, Beckhaus, Steffi (2006): Using neuromuscular electrical stimulation for pseudo-haptic feedback. In: Slater, Mel, Kitamura, Yoshifumi, Tal, Ayellet, Amditis, Angelos, Chrysanthou, Yiorgos (eds.) VRST 2006 - Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology November 1-3, 2006, Limassol, Cyprus. pp. 316-319. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1180495.1180558
Kruijff, Ernst, Wesche, Gerold, Riege, Kai, Goebbels, Gernot, Kunstman, Martijn, Schmalstieg, Dieter (2006): Tactylus, a pen-input device exploring audiotactile sensory binding. In: Slater, Mel, Kitamura, Yoshifumi, Tal, Ayellet, Amditis, Angelos, Chrysanthou, Yiorgos (eds.) VRST 2006 - Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology November 1-3, 2006, Limassol, Cyprus. pp. 312-315. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1180495.1180557
0003, Stefan Conrad, Kruijff, Ernst, Suttrop, Martin, Hasenbrink, Frank, Lechner, Alex (2003): A Storytelling Concept for Digital Heritage Exchange in Virtual Environments. In: Balet, Olivier, Subsol, Gérard, Torguet, Patrice (eds.) ICVS 2003 - Virtual Storytelling; Using Virtual Reality Technologies for Storytelling, Second International Conference November 20-21, 2003, Toulouse, France. pp. 235-238. http://link.springer.de/link/service/series/0558/bibs/2897/28970235.htm
Feiner, Steven K., Thalmann, Daniel, Guitton, Pascal, Frohlich, Bernd, Kruijff, Ernst, Hachet, Martin (eds.) VRST 2008 - Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology October 27-29, 2008, Bordeaux, France.