Multimodal Interaction in Augmented and Virtual Reality

Summer School 2018  on 16th – 19th Jul. in Weimar, Germany


  • Wilko Heuten
  • Eva Hornecker
  • Orit Shaer
  • Andrew Kun
  • Albrecht Schmidt


  • Prof. Dr. Katherine Isbister, University of California, Santa Cruz, USA
  • Jr. Prof. Dr. Florian Echtler, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Germany
  • Dr. Alex Kulik, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Germany
  • Dr. Sara Riggs, University of Clemson, USA
  • Pedro Lopes, HPI Potsdam, Germany
  • Dr. Lewis Chuang, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

Schedule and Material


Time Sunday, July 15th Monday, July 16th Tuesday, July 17th Wednesday, July 18th Thursday, July 19th
09:00-12:00 . Opening,
09:15 Kathrine Isbister: On the importance of being social … and, how game design can help!

10:30 Alex Kulik: Telepresence in VR

11:45 Introduction to the the design exercise, forming groups

Florian Echtler: Depth Cameras, Demystified

11:45 Presentation: Exercise Augmented
Reality in the Wild (3 minutes per group)

Marion Koelle,
Uwe Grünefeld, and Jonas Auda:
Augmenting Augmented Reality

11:45 Introduction to the Conceptual Hackathon

9.00 Conceptual Hackathon

9:30 Lewis Chuang: Perception: Challenges with Mixed-Reality


13:30-17:00 Arrive in Weimar Augmented
Reality in the Wild (projection vs. wearable)
Ad-hoc Design Exercise

15:30 Sara Riggs: Touch in the real world: Overcoming limitations in tactile information processing

17:00 Scientific Mentoring: Good scientific and lab practices (moderated by Lewis Chuang)

Pedro Lopes: Interactive Systems Based on Electrical Muscle Stimulation

Poster Presentation IRES-students

Visit to Goethe-Nationalmuseum

Conceptual Hackathon
Ideation Session

from 19:00 Informal get together
(Residenz-Cafe in Weimar)
Dinner in groups (self organized)

Discussions continued (mentoring, AR in the wild)

 19:30 Social Event Dinner – Conceptual Hackathon
Design Session

Slides: hackathon


Venue and Travel

The summerschool takes place at the Bauhaus University in Weimar

Digital Bauhaus Lab (DBL)
3rd floor (take the stairs if you are ok, the elevator is temperamental)
Bauhausstraße 9 b, 99423 Weimar

Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
D-99423 Weimar

Travel to Weimar by rail:

We recommend the following hotel:

Leonardo Hotel, Belvederer Allee 25, 99425 Weimar, Deutschland
(using your favorite booking platfrom, such as, etc., is probably getting you the best price)


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The summer school is supported by the European project: AmplifyThe project received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (ERC Consolidator Grant no.683008). The project runs from 2016-07-01 to 2021-06-30.