Project: Sapporo World Window

Sapporo World Window is an interactive screen-based application that allows people to share their creativity and knowledge about places around Sapporo. The large screens in the passage bring together people’s creative outputs including videos, images, and comments about places Sapporo from various social media services such as YouTube, Flickr, Foursquare, and Twitter. By using QR Codes, pedestrians can easily find out more about the places shown on the screens, including what it is, how to get there, and what others have said about the places, as well as expressing their own thoughts about it.

Sapporo World Window on YouTube


Project: Capital Music

Capital Music enables urban dwellers to listen to their songs as usual, but the application furthermore visualises the album artworks of songs currently played in the user’s vicinity in a “mobile music cloud”.


Project: PlaceTagz

PlaceTagz are QR codes printed on stickers linking to a digital message board enabling collocated users to interact with each other over time resulting in a place-based digital memory.



I’m travelling from Brisbane to Perth to Broome to Darwin back to Brisbane then Oulu, Frankfurt, San Fransisco and finally back to Brisbane

That means holidays, UBI Summer School, Holidays/Work, WWDC 2010


It must have…

… 4 wheels and I’ll like it.

A case study for my research involving boards with 4 wheels…think, think, think




Growing a Mo

It’s Movember

My Mospace


Application Description: DispoMaps

DispoMaps enables you to add contacts from your iPhone’s address book and share your location with them. If a contact has more than one email address, you can select which email account you would like DispoMaps to use. You can also add email addresses to existing contacts. Once you have selected the contacts you want to share your location with, press “Publish your Location.” DispoMaps then notifies your selected contacts via email that you are sharing your location with them. The email contains a unique web link, which DispoMaps generates for you. Your selected contacts can then access your real-time location information which is displayed in Google Maps. Your privacy is protected: The web page does not contain any information that would reveal your personal identity. DispoMaps allows you to stop sharing and dispose of your map whenever you want.


Seeburger, Jan and Schroeter, Ronald (2009) Disposable maps : ad hoc location sharing. In: OZCHI 2009 : 21st Annual Conference of the Australian Computer-Human Interaction Special Interest Group (CHISIG) of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of Australia (HFESA), 23-27 November 2009, Melbourne. (In Press) (eprints >)



No further words…


After 6 month into PhD research, I submitted my first short paper for the OZCHI 2009 in Melbourne. Submission deadline is today and my paper is number 147 in the submission history. 147 is quite a big number. However, accepted or not, I was good practise to write down the results of a first mobile application I developed during the last 3 month. Furthermore, I’m looking forward to get some feedback from the reviewers. I also applied for the doctoral consortium, I applied to become a student volunteer, and I’m in the organizing committee for the Workshop on Multi-channel Content Personalisation held in conjunction with the OZCHI 2009. Looks like I’ll be definitely in Melbourne this November.

What else?

I won a scholarship to attend the dev/world/2009 in Canberra. I also applied for a scholarship to attend the iPhone SDK Workshop held directly after the dev/world/2009. Will be fun to meet a bunch of nerds in the capital of Australia to do nerdy things.

What else?

I’ll be on a one-week holiday in Tasmania with two other PhD nerds. Not quite sure yet if we rent a car, 3 scooters, or 1 scooter 1 jet ski and 1 quad. Will be fun…

What else?

Will be in Sydney at the beginning of December for the Smart Services CRC student conference. No idea what happens there, but will be…mmmh…insightful.

Summarized I’ll be in:

Canberra 28.09.2009 – 02.10.2009
Tasmania 04.11.2009 – 11.11.2009
Melbourne 23.11.2009 -27.11.2009
Sydney 01.12.2009 – 03.12.2009
Germany 06.12.2009 – 16.01.2010