Chat Wacharamanotham, Prof. Dr.

 
Assistant Professor of Interaction Design
Department of Informatics
University of Zurich
Binzmühlestrasse 14
CH-8050 Zürich
Room BIN 2.B.08
Tel +41 44 63 54313
Email chat@ifi.uzh.ch Email tips

Hi! Chat's here! Before joining UZH in November 2015, I worked in the Media Computing Group at RWTH Aachen University in Germany. I contributed to research in input technologies and interaction designs, especially for touch and near-surface input. My research aims to improve the usability of statistics. By applying knowledge from the field of Human–Computer Interaction, we aims to gain a better understanding of the ecosystem of statistics users, both analysts (who conduct statistical analysis) and readers (who consume statistical reports). We will use this understanding to design and evaluate interactive systems to make statistics easier to use and to be understood. 

CV (May 2016) (PDF, 78 KB)

As you can see, this page is work-in-progress. Meanwhile, if you are curious to learn more about me, check out my previous home page.

Theses, In-depth studies

I'm happy to discuss about possible thesis topics and in-depth studies (Vertiefungsarbeit, Basismodul, Independent studies) in interactive data analaysis and input technologies. Drop me an email for an appointment. Attach your transcript, CV, and a paragraph on what you are interested in.

Publications

An arrow marks a major peer-reviewed archival publication.

  • Philipp Wacker, Chat Wacharamanotham, Daniel Spelmezan, Jan Thar, David A. Sánchez, René Bohne, and Jan Borchers. 2016. VibroVision: An On-Body Tactile Image Guide for the Blind. InProceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA '16). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 3788-3791. [DOI] [PDF]
  • Nur Al-huda Hamdan, Florian Heller, Chat Wacharamanotham, Jan Thar, and Jan Borchers. 2016. Grabrics: A Foldable Two-Dimensional Textile Input Controller. In Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA '16). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 2497-2503. [DOI] [PDF]
  • Simon Voelker, Kjell Ivar Øvergård, Chat Wacharamanotham, and Jan Borchers. 2015. Knobology Revisited: A Comparison of User Performance between Tangible and Virtual Rotary Knobs. In Proceedings of the 2015 International Conference on Interactive Tabletops & Surfaces (ITS '15). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 35-38. [DOI] [PDF]
  • Florian Heller, Simon Voelker, Chat Wacharamanotham, and Jan Borchers. 2015. Transporters: Vision & Touch Transitive Widgets for Capacitive Screens. In Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA '15). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 1603-1608. [DOI] [PDF]
  • Chat Wacharamanotham, Krishna Subramanian, Sarah Theres Völkel, and Jan Borchers. 2015. Statsplorer: Guiding Novices in Statistical Analysis. In Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '15). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 2693-2702. [DOI] [PDF]
  • Florian Heller, Stefan Ivanov, Chat Wacharamanotham, and Jan Borchers. 2014. FabriTouch: exploring flexible touch input on textiles. In Proceedings of the 2014 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers (ISWC '14). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 59-62. [DOI] [PDF]
  • Chat Wacharamanotham, Kashyap Todi, Marty Pye, and Jan Borchers. 2014. Understanding finger input above desktop devices. In Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '14). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 1083-1092. [DOI] [PDF]
  • Chat Wacharamanotham. 2014. Making bare hand input more accurate. In CHI '14 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA '14). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 307-310. [DOI] [PDF]
  • Sukeshini A. Grandhi, Chat Wacharamanotham, Gina Joue, Jan O. Borchers, and Irene Mittelberg. 2013. How we gesture towards machines: an exploratory study of user perceptions of gestural interaction. In CHI '13 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA '13). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 1209-1214. [DOI] [PDF]
  • Simon Voelker, Chat Wacharamanotham, and Jan Borchers. 2013. An evaluation of state switching methods for indirect touch systems. In Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '13). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 745-754. [DOI] [PDF]
  • Christian Corsten, Chat Wacharamanotham, and Jan Borchers. 2013. Fillables: everyday vessels as tangible controllers with adjustable haptics. In CHI '13 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA '13). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 2129-2138. [DOI] [PDF]
  • Simon Voelker, Malte Weiss, Chat Wacharamanotham, and Jan Borchers. 2011. Dynamic portals: a lightweight metaphor for fast object transfer on interactive surfaces. In Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces (ITS '11). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 158-161. [DOI] [PDF]
  • Malte Weiss, Chat Wacharamanotham, Simon Voelker, and Jan Borchers. 2011. FingerFlux: near-surface haptic feedback on tabletops. In Proceedings of the 24th annual ACM symposium on User interface software and technology (UIST '11). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 615-620. [DOI] [PDF]
  • Chat Wacharamanotham, Jan Hurtmanns, Alexander Mertens, Martin Kronenbuerger, Christopher Schlick, and Jan Borchers. 2011. Evaluating swabbing: a touchscreen input method for elderly users with tremor. In Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '11). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 623-626. [DOI] [PDF]

Blog

Check my knuggets blog for a collection of thoughts (mostly about HCI and statistics), book recommendations, and code snippets.