Malte Weiß
HCI Research · Software Development

This page summarizes the research that I conducted in the field of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) during my PhD. Click on the projects for detailed information.

PhD Thesis

Bringing Haptic General-Purpose Controls
to Interactive Tabletops


My PhD thesis deals with improving haptic feedback on interactive tabletops.
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Interactive Tabletops

SLAP Widgets

SLAP Widgets are haptic general-purpose controls for interactive tabletops

Madgets are general-purpose controls for interactive tabletops providing a bidirectional communication between software and physical objects.

BendDesk is a vision of a future desk that provides a curved multi-touch screen.
Tabletop design pattern language

A pattern language for the development and design of interactive tabletops

FingerFlux is an haptic output method that provides haptic feedback above a touch-surfaces
Dynamic Portals

Dynamic Portals is a lightweight interaction technique to transfer digital objects across long distances on interactive tabletops.

Virtual Reality


HoloDesk is an interactive Virtual Reality system enabling users to interact with 3D objects without requiring user instrumentation



DRAGON is a direct manipulation technique for precise in-scene video navigation

Public Interactive Exhibits

Aachener Frieden

Aachener Frieden is an interactive exhibit in the city hall of Aachen.
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