Himanshu Verma
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Human–computer interactionEmpirical researchInput deviceArchitectureEngineeringMobile computingAugmented realityArtificial intelligencePsychologySet (psychology)UsabilityArchitectural engineeringUbiquitous computingCognitive psychologyBuilding designPedagogyStudent engagementComputer-supported cooperative workConcept mapUser experience designCitizen journalismContent creationMassive open online courseFlipped classroomRealmGazeContext (language use)Task (project management)Study groupsComputer scienceProcess (engineering)MultimediaPublic transportCollaborative softwareEye trackingKnowledge managementWorkspaceExploratory researchDUAL (cognitive architecture)
27Publications
8H-index
207Citations
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#1Himanshu VermaH-Index: 8
#2Jakub Mlynár (Charles University in Prague)
Last. Florian EvéquozH-Index: 7
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#1Hyelip Lee (KAIST)H-Index: 3
#2Seungwoo Je (KAIST)H-Index: 6
Last. Andrea Bianchi (KAIST)H-Index: 16
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Open-plan workspaces are becoming common because of their compact footprint, economic advantages, and capacity for fostering communication. However, users of open-plan workspaces often report a high level of distraction, undermining their performance especially on individual cognitive tasks. Existing common solutions require recurrent physical changes, which are neither practical for companies and employees nor desired by interior architects. In this paper, we examine the use of augmented realit...
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#1Himanshu VermaH-Index: 8
#2Guillaume Pythoud (University of Fribourg)H-Index: 2
Last. Florian EvéquozH-Index: 7
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Autonomous Passenger Shuttles (APS) are rapidly becoming an urban public transit alternative. Traversing populous commercial and residential centers, these shuttles are already operating in several...
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May 2, 2019 in CHI (Human Factors in Computing Systems)
#1Himanshu Verma (University of Fribourg)H-Index: 8
#2Florian Evéquoz (University of Fribourg)H-Index: 7
Last. Denis Lalanne (University of Fribourg)H-Index: 26
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Driverless Passenger Shuttles are operating as a public transport alternative in the town of Sion, Switzerland since June'16, and traversing the populated commercial and residential zones of the city center. The absence of a human driver and the lack of dedicated AV-pedestrian interface makes it challenging for road users (pedestrians, cyclists, etc.) to understand the intent or operational state of the vehicle and negotiate road usage. In this article, we present a co-design study aimed at info...
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#1Thomas JusselmeH-Index: 8
#2Endrit HoxhaH-Index: 9
Last. Luca PattaroniH-Index: 7
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#1Hamed S. Alavi (UCL: University College London)H-Index: 12
#2Himanshu Verma (University of Fribourg)H-Index: 8
Last. Denis Lalanne (University of Fribourg)H-Index: 26
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Recognizing the relation between inhabitants and their built environments as a feedback loop, our aim is to capture the temporality of this loop in various scenarios of adaptation. We specifically focus on the emerging types of adaptation that are motivated by digitally acquired personal data, leading to either automation or action taken by the building stakeholders. Between the microscopic daily mutations (e.g. automated adaptation to occupants’ presence or activity) and the macroscopic evoluti...
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#1Jakub Mlynář (Charles University in Prague)H-Index: 3
#2Hamed S. Alavi (UCL: University College London)H-Index: 12
Last. Lorenzo Cantoni (USI: University of Lugano)H-Index: 17
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Social sciences have been always formed and influenced by the development of society, adjusting the conceptual, methodological, and theoretical frameworks to emerging social phenomena. In recent years, with the leap in the advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the proliferation of its everyday applications, “non-human intelligent actors” are increasingly becoming part of the society. This is manifested in the evolving realms of smart home systems, autonomous vehicles, chatbots, intelli...
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#1Hamed S. Alavi (University of Fribourg)H-Index: 12
#2Elizabeth F. Churchill (Google)H-Index: 40
Last. Holger Schnädelbach (University of Nottingham)H-Index: 19
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The vision and mission of research under the banner of Ubiquitous Computing has increasingly moved from focusing on the realm of "artifacts" to the realm of "environments". We seek to scrutinize this very transition, and raise questions that relate to the specific attributes of built environments that set them inherently apart from artifacts. How does an interactive environment differ from an interactive artifact, a collection of artifacts, or an integrated suite of artifacts? Consequently, we a...
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Apr 19, 2018 in CHI (Human Factors in Computing Systems)
#1Hamed S. Alavi (University of Fribourg)H-Index: 12
#2Himanshu Verma (University of Fribourg)H-Index: 8
Last. Denis Lalanne (University of Fribourg)H-Index: 26
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This contribution exemplifies how the study of space perception and its impact on space-use behavior can inform sustainable architecture. We describe our attempt to integrate the methods of user research in an architectural project that was focused on optimization of space usage. In an office building, two large office rooms were refurbished to provide desk-sharing opportunities through hot-desking. We studied the space-use behavior of 33 office workers over eight weeks in those two rooms as wel...
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Sep 25, 2017 in INTERACT (International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction)
#1Hamed S. Alavi (EPFL: École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne)H-Index: 12
#2Himanshu Verma (University of Fribourg)H-Index: 8
Last. Denis Lalanne (University of Fribourg)H-Index: 26
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Comfort as a technical term in the domain of architecture has been used meticulously to describe, assess, and understand some of the essential qualities of buildings, across four dimensions: visual, thermal, acoustic, and respiratory. This body of knowledge can be drawn upon to shed light on the growing branch of HCI that pursues a shift from “artifact” to “environment” (and from “usability” to “comfort”). We contribute to this conceptual-contextual transition in three consecutive steps: (1) ske...
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