Dr.-Ing. Fabian Hemmert

Fabian Hemmert is a design researcher, born and raised in Germany. During his studies towards an M.A. degree in Interface Design at Potsdam University of Applied Sciences, he worked for Nintendo of Europe and Marvel Comics. He holds doctorate in engineering (Dr.-Ing.) from the Berlin University of the Arts.

Fabian is a postdoctoral researcher at the the Design Research Lab. His projects focus on embodied interaction with technology.

Fabian’s TED talk on mobile phones of the future has been watched more than 700.000 times and translated into 35 languages. It can be watched here:http://on.ted.com/9Czr

 

 

Publications

Tactful Calling: Investigating Asymmetric Social Dilemmas in Mobile Communications

Inbar, Ohad, Joost, Gesche, Hemmert, Fabian, Porat, Talya, and Tractinsky, Noam 2014. Tactful Calling: Investigating Asymmetric Social Dilemmas in Mobile Communications. In Behaviour & Information Technology, DOI: 10.1080/0144929X.2014.928743


Animate Mobiles: Proxemically Reactive Posture Actuation as a Means of Relational Interaction with Mobile Phones

Hemmert, Fabian, Löwe, Matthias, Wohlauf, Anne, and Joost, Gesche 2013. Animate Mobiles: Proxemically Reactive Posture Actuation as a Means of Relational Interaction with Mobile Phones. In Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction (Barcelona, Spain, February 10-13, 2013). TEI ’13. ACM, New York, NY. 267-270.


Intimate Mobiles: Organic Actuation through Pressure, Moisture, and Atmosphere in Mobile Phones

Hemmert, Fabian, Gollner, Ulrike, Löwe, Matthias, Wohlauf, Anne, and Joost, Gesche 2010. Intimate Mobiles: Organic Actuation through Pressure, Moisture, and Atmosphere in Mobile Phones. In Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Organic User Interfaces (Funchal, Madeira, Portugal, January 23rd, 2011). OUI ’11.


Intimate Mobiles: Near-Body Telepresence through Tightness, Wetness and Airflow in Mobile Phones

Hemmert, Fabian, Gollner, Ulrike, Löwe, Matthias, Wohlauf, Anne, and Joost, Gesche 2010. Intimate Mobiles: Near-Body Telepresence through Tightness, Wetness and Airflow in Mobile Phones. In Proceedings of the First International Workshop on Erotic Life in HCI (Reyjkavik, Iceland, October 16th, 2010). Erotic HCI ’10.


Take me by the Hand: Haptic Compasses in Mobile Devices through Shape Change and Weight Shift

Hemmert, Fabian, Hamann, Susann, Löwe, Matthias, Wohlauf, Anne, Zeipelt, Josefine, and Joost, Gesche 2010. Take me by the Hand: Haptic Compasses in Mobile Devices through Shape Change and Weight Shift. In Proceedings of the Sixth Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction. (Reykjavik, Iceland, October 16 – 20, 2010). NordiCHI ’10.


Synthetic Empathy: Somaesthetic Body Actuation as a Means of Emotional Evocation

Hertrich, Susanna, Hemmert, Fabian, Gollner, Ulrike, Löwe, Matthias, Wohlauf, Anne, and Joost, Gesche 2010. Synthetic Empathy: Somaesthetic Body Actuation as a Means of Emotional Evocation. In Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop of Devices that Alter Perception (Seoul, Korea, October 13th, 2010). DAP ’10.


Reflective Haptics: Haptic Augmentation of GUIs through Frictional Actuation of Stylus-Based Interactions

Hemmert, Fabian, Müller, Alexander, Wintergerst, Götz, Jagodzinski, Ron and Joost, Gesche 2010. Reflective Haptics: Haptic Augmentation of GUIs through Frictional Actuation of Stylus-Based Interactions. In Adjunct Proceedings of the 23rd ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (New York City, NY, USA, October 3 – 6, 2010). UIST ’10. ACM, New York, NY.


Taking Design Research onto the Street

Bieling, Tom; Joost, Gesche; Hemmert, Fabian; Lindenberg, Jan; Müller, Alexander (2010): “Taking Design Research onto the Street” in: Baltic Horizons, No 11 (110), August 2010, scientific Journal, EuroAcademy Series Art & Design, Euroakadeemia, Tallinn, Estonia; pg 31-48, ISSN 1736-1834


Weight-Shifting Mobiles: Motion and Tilt in One-Dimensional Gravitational Displays

Hemmert, Fabian, Hamann, Susann, Löwe, Matthias, Wohlauf, Anne, and Joost, Gesche 2010. Weight-Shifting Mobiles: Motion and Tilt in One-Dimensional Gravitational Displays. In Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Advances in Human-oriented and Personalized Mechanisms, Technologies, and Services (Nice, France, August 22 – 27, 2010). CENTRIC ’10.


Reflective Haptics: Enhancing Stylus-Based Interactions on Touch Screens

Wintergerst, Götz, Jagodzinski, Ron, Hemmert, Fabian, Müller, Alexander, and Joost, Gesche 2010. Reflective Haptics: Enhancing Stylus-Based Interactions on Touch Screens. In Proceedings of EuroHaptics 2010 (Amsterdam, The Netherlands, July 8 – 10, 2010). EuroHaptics ’10.


Embodiment, Immediacy and Thinghood in the Design of Human-Computer Interaction

Hemmert, Fabian and Joost, Gesche 2010. Embodiment, Immediacy and Thinghood in the Design of Human-Computer Interaction. In Proceedings of the Design Research Society Conference 2010 (Montreal (Quebec), Canada, July 7 – 9, 2010). DRS ’10.


Interfaces beyond the Surface: A Structural Approach to Embodiment

Hemmert, Fabian 2010. Interfaces beyond the Surface: A Structural Approach to Embodiment. In CHI ’10 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (Atlanta, Georgia, USA, April 10 – 15, 2010). CHI ’10. ACM, New York, NY, 2903-2906.


Weight-Shifting Mobiles: Automatic Balancing in Mobile Phones

Hemmert, Fabian, Hamann, Susann, Löwe, Matthias, Zeipelt, Josefine, and Joost, Gesche 2010. Weight-Shifting Mobiles: Automatic Balancing in Mobile Phones. In CHI ’10 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (Atlanta, Georgia, USA, April 10 – 15, 2010). CHI ’10. ACM, New York, NY, 3081-3085.


Weight-Shifting Mobiles: Two-Dimensional Gravitational Displays in Mobile Phones

Hemmert, Fabian, Hamann, Susann, Löwe, Matthias, Zeipelt, Josefine, and Joost, Gesche 2010. Weight-Shifting Mobiles: Two-Dimensional Gravitational Displays in Mobile Phones. In CHI ’10 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (Atlanta, Georgia, USA, April 10 – 15, 2010). CHI ’10. ACM, New York, NY, 3087-3091.


Shape-Changing Mobiles: Tapering in Two-Dimensional Deformational Displays in Mobile Phones

Hemmert, Fabian, Hamann, Susann, Löwe, Matthias, Zeipelt, Josefine, and Joost, Gesche 2010. Shape-Changing Mobiles: Tapering in Two-Dimensional Deformational Displays in Mobile Phones. In CHI ’10 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (Atlanta, Georgia, USA, April 10 – 15, 2010). CHI ’10. ACM, New York, NY, 3075-3079.


Shape-Changing Mobiles: Tapering in One-Dimensional Deformational Displays in Mobile Phones

Hemmert, Fabian, Hamann, Susann, Löwe, Matthias, Wohlauf, Anne, and Joost, Gesche 2010. Shape-Changing Mobiles: Tapering in One-Dimensional Deformational Displays in Mobile Phones. In Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction (Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, January 25 – 27, 2010). TEI ’10. ACM, New York, NY, 249-252.


Weight-Shifting Mobiles: One-Dimensional Gravitational Displays in Mobile Phones

Hemmert, Fabian, Hamann, Susann, Löwe, Matthias, Wohlauf, Anne, and Joost, Gesche 2009. Weight-Shifting Mobiles: One-Dimensional Gravitational Displays in Mobile Phones. In Adjunct Proceedings of the 22nd ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, October 04 – 07, 2009). UIST ’09. ACM, New York, NY.


Ambient Life: Instinctive Tactile Cues in Mobile Phone Interactions

Hemmert, Fabian and Joost, Gesche 2009. Ambient Life: Instinctive Tactile Cues in Mobile Phone Interactions. In Proceedings of the First International Workshop on Instinctive Computing (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, June 15 – 16, 2009).


Tactful Calling: Urgency-Augmented Phone Calls through High-Resolution Pressure Input on Mobile Phones

Hemmert, Fabian, Löwe, Matthias, Wohlauf, Anne, and Joost, Gesche 2009. Tactful Calling: Urgency-Augmented Phone Calls through High-Resolution Pressure Input on Mobile Phones. In CHI ’09 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (Boston, Massachusetts, USA, April 04 – 09, 2009). CHI ’09. ACM, New York, NY, 3187-3192.


Life in the Pocket: The Ambient Life Project. Life-Like Movements in Tactile Ambient Displays in Mobile Phones

Hemmert, Fabian 2009. Life in the Pocket: The Ambient Life Project. Life-Like Movements in Tactile Ambient Displays in Mobile Phones. In International Journal of Ambient Computing and Intelligence, 1(2), 13-19, April-June, 2009.


Living Interfaces: The Thrifty Faucet

Togler, Jonas, Hemmert, Fabian and Wettach, Reto 2009. Living Interfaces: The Thrifty Faucet. In Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Tangible and Embedded Interaction (Cambridge, United Kingdom, February 16 – 18, 2009). TEI ’09. ACM, New York, NY, 43-44.


Living Interfaces: The Impatient Toaster

Burneleit, Eva, Hemmert, Fabian and Wettach, Reto 2009. Living Interfaces: The Impatient Toaster. In Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Tangible and Embedded Interaction (Cambridge, United Kingdom, February 16 – 18, 2009). TEI ’09. ACM, New York, NY, 21-22.


Living Interfaces: The Intimate Doorlock

Roy, Miriam, Hemmert, Fabian and Wettach, Reto 2009. Living Interfaces: The Intimate Doorlock. In Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Tangible and Embedded Interaction (Cambridge, United Kingdom, February 16 – 18, 2009). TEI ’09. ACM, New York, NY, 45-46.


Stick, Click’n Call: Self-Adhesive Pressure-Activated RFID Tags for Mobile Phones

Hemmert, Fabian, Knörig, André, Joost, Gesche, and Wettach, Reto 2009. Stick, Click’n Call: Self-Adhesive Pressure-Activated RFID Tags for Mobile Phones. In Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Tangible and Embedded Interaction (Cambridge, United Kingdom, February 16 – 18, 2009). TEI ’09. ACM, New York, NY, 283-284.


Ambient Life: Permanent Tactile Life-like Actuation as a Status Display in Mobile Phones

Hemmert, Fabian 2008. Ambient Life: Permanent Tactile Life-like Actuation as a Status Display in Mobile Phones. In Adjunct Proceedings of the 21st annual ACM symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (Monterey, California, USA, October 20 – 22, 2008). UIST ’08. ACM, New York, NY.


Ambient Life: Calm and Excited Permanent Tactile Life-like Actuation as a Status Display in Mobile Phones

Hemmert, Fabian and Joost, Gesche 2008. Ambient Life: Calm and Excited Permanent Tactile Life-like Actuation as a Status Display in Mobile Phones. In Proceedings of the Conference on Design & Emotion 2008 (Hong Kong, October 6 – 9, 2008).


Ambient Life: Interrupted Permanent Tactile Life-like Actuation as a Status Display in Mobile Phones

Hemmert, Fabian 2008. Ambient Life: Interrupted Permanent Tactile Life-like Actuation as a Status Display in Mobile Phones. In Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Ambient Information Systems (Seoul, Korea, September 21, 2008). AIS ’08.


Dynamic Knobs: Shape Change as a Means of Interaction on a Mobile Phone

Hemmert, Fabian, Joost, Gesche, Knörig, André, and Wettach, Reto 2008. Dynamic Knobs: Shape Change as a Means of Interaction on a Mobile Phone. In CHI ’08: Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (Florence, Italy, April 05 – 10, 2008). CHI ’08. ACM, New York, NY, 2309-2314.