Hi, I am

Kathrin,

born and raised in a small town in Salzburg. Participating in various student projects for the Media Interaction Lab (e.g., room planning on digital table, interactive slideshow smartphone app, shape-changing sticky notes…) inspired my interest for human-computer interaction research, and I  finally decided to become part of the team in 2009. Starting my PhD, I began to focus on activity promoting aspects of computer technology, and smart furniture interfaces (e.g., rotating-tilting-bouncing chair gestures, sensor-based movement tracking, on-surface desk gestures, foot-interaction on smart floor mat). Within this area, I am right on track to finish my PhD at the Johannes Kepler University in Linz.

Me in Numbers

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Hacker 0 %

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Love for LaTex 0 %

Night Owl 0 %

Preferred Coffee-to-Milk-Ratio 0 %

Chocoholic 0 %

Winter Person 0 %

Love for Durians 0 %

Education

Doctoral programme

10/2012 – current
Doctoral Degree in Technical Sciences, Informatics
Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria

Interactive Media

10/2009 – 10/2011
Master of Science in Engineering
University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria Austria
Graduation passed with high distinction

Interactive Media

10/2006 – 19/2009
Bachelor of Science in Engineering
University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria Austria
Graduation passed with high distinction

Work Experience

Media Interaction Lab

09/2012 – current
Research Associate
University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Hagenberg, Austria
Active Office

CUTE Center

08/2014 – 09/2014
Research Associate (Exchange)
National University of Singapore, Singapore

InnoVis Laboratory

05/2012 – 08/2012
Research Associate (Exchange)
University of Calgary, Calgary/Canada
Active Office Background Study and Visualization Concept

Media Interaction Lab

08/2011 – 04/2012
Research Associate
University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Hagenberg, Austria
Move-it Sticky Notes, Sitz G’Scheit Posture Care, Active Office

Salzburg Research Forschungsgesellschaft

Research Intern
02/2010: Augmented Reality Navigation Development and GUI Design
02/2009-09/2009: Mobile App Development and GUI Design
07/2008-09/2008: Mobile Skiing Navigation Development
02/2008: Mobile Skiing Navigation Experience Design
07/2007 – 08/2007: Mobile Pedestrian Navigation Experience Design

Teaching

Computer Graphics 1

10/2012 – current
University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria
School of Informatics/Communications/Media, Hagenberg, Austria

Nominations & Awards

OCG Incentive Award FH 2012

Master Thesis “Move-it: Interactive Paperclips Turning a Passive Piece of Paper Into an Active Medium”

Austrian Multimedia and e-Business Awards 2010/2011

NiCE Blu-ray: Nominated in the category “Young Talents Award”

Europrix Multimedia Awards 2009

showtime!: Winner in the category “Mobile Applications”

Netd@ys Young Creativity Award 2009

showtime!: Winner in the category “Mobile”

Microsoft Innovation Award 2009

showtime!: Shortlist Project

Europrix Multimedia Awards 2008

INSIDE: Quality Seal Winner

Publications

Active Office: Working in Motion

K. Probst, 2016. In Move to be Moved, Workshop at CHI 2016.

FlexTiles: A Flexible, Stretchable, Formable, Pressure Sensitive, Tactile Input Sensor

P. Parzer, K. Probst, T. Babic, C. Rendl, A. Vogl, A. Owal, and M. Haller, 2016. In CHI EA ’16: Proceedings of the 34th Annual ACM Conference Exten­ded Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, to be published.

Peripheral Interaction in Desktop Computing – Why it’s Worth Stepping Beyond Traditional Mouse and Keyboard

K. Probst, 2016.  In Peripheral Interaction: Challenges and Opportunities for HCI in the Periphery of Attention, pp. 183-205.

Active Office: Designing for Physical Activity in Digital Workplaces

K. Probst, 2015. In MUM ’15: Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia, pp. 433–438.

Exploring the Potential of Peripheral Interaction through Smart Furniture

K. Probst, D. Lindlbauer, M. Haller, B. Schwartz, and A. Schrempf, 2014. In Peripheral Interaction: Shaping the Research and Design Space, Workshop at CHI 2014.

A Chair as Ubiquitous Input Device: Exploring Semaphoric Chair Gestures for Focused and Peripheral Interaction

K. Probst, D. Lindlbauer, M. Haller, B. Schwartz, and A. Schrempf, 2014. In CHI14: Proceedings of the 32nd International Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, pp. 4097–4106.

Rotating, Tilting, Bouncing: Using an Interactive Chair to Promote Activity in Office Environments

K. Probst, D. Lindlbauer, P. Greindl, M. Trapp, M. Haller, B. Schwartz, and A. Schrempf, 2013. In CHI EA ’13: Proceedings of the 31st International Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, pp. 79-84.

Exploring the Use of Distributed Multiple Monitors Within an Activity-Promoting Sit-and-Stand Office Workspace

K. Probst, D. Lindlbauer, F. Perteneder, M. Haller, B. Schwartz, and A. Schrempf, 2013. In INTERACT ’13: Proceedings of the 14th IFIP TC13 Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, pp. 476-493.

Recognizing Static and Dynamic Sitting Behavior by Means of Instrumented Office Chairs

B. Schwartz, A. Schrempf, K. Probst, M. Haller, and J. Glöckl, 2013. In BIOMED ’13: Proceedings of the 10th IASTED International Conference on Biomedical Engineering, #791.

Active Office: Towards an Activity-Promoting Office Workplace Design

K. Probst, J. Leitner, F. Perteneder, M. Haller, A. Schrempf, and J. Glöckl, 2012. In CHI 12: Proceedings of the 30th international conference extended abstracts on Human factors in computing systems, New York, NY, USA, 2012, pp. 2165-2170.

Move-it: A Paperclip System that Provides Actuation for Sticky Notes

K. Yasu, K. Probst, M. Sugimoto, M. Haller, and M. Inami, 2014. In ROBOMECH Journal 1:14.

Move-it Sticky Notes Providing Active Physical Feedback through Motion

K. Probst, M. Haller, K. Yasu, M. Sugimoto, and M. Inami, 2014. In TEI14: Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction, pp. 29-36.

Move-It: Interactive Sticky Notes Actuated by Shape Memory Alloys

K. Probst, T. Seifried, M. Haller, K. Yasu, M. Sugimoto, and M. Inami, 2011. In CHI EA ’11: Proceedings of the 29th International Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, pp. 1393-1398.

My Projects

  • Presstures

    Presstures

    EcoTouch

  • Fifty-Fifty

    Fifty-Fifty

    ActiveOffice

  • Move-it

    Move-it

    NiCE

  • Sitz g’scheit

    Sitz g’scheit

    ActiveOffice

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