Current

dwerft

Interface Research & Development for Yovisto GmbH

http://dwerft.de


FrameTrail

Open Hypervideo Environment

https://frametrail.org


Finished

refer

Online-Recommendation System

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VHB Online Course

eLearning Environment

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Superglue

Distributed Web Authoring and Storage

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TIB AV-Portal

Semantic Video Search Engine

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Open Hypervideo

Use Case: Flipped Classroom

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Technical Demonstrators

CeBIT 2013

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Open Hypervideo

Use Case: Science Communication

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Open Hypervideo

Use Case: Document Access

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Semantic Media Explorer

Project mediaglobe - the digital archive

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Video-based Archive

"remediate" Research Project

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refer

Online-Recommendation System

refer is an online-recommendation system based on Linked Open Data and Semantic Web Technologies. It aims to improve the user’s and author’s experience while curating and navigating in blogs, multimedia platforms, and archives. It thus helps broadcasters, journalists, archives and companies to combine traditional image, audio and video data automatically. refer was created by Tabea Tietz, Jörg Waitelonis, Joscha Jäger and Christian Hentschel in a one year innovation project funded by Media Innovation Center (MIZ) Babelsberg.

Resources

Project Page
MIZ Babelsberg


Responsibilities

Concept, Interface Design, Frontend Development

VHB Online Course

eLearning Environment

eLearning environment on the subject of 'state liability law' (Staatshaftungsrecht) for the Virtual University of Bavaria (VHB), in cooperation with Bayreuth University.

Responsibilities

Concept, Interface Design, Frontend Development

Superglue

Distributed Web Authoring and Storage

Superglue provides you with an independent, end-to-end solution for creating and hosting your webpages at home. In this way, it promotes the original Do-It-Yourself ethos of the Internet ("Make and host your webpages at home").
The project has been funded by: European Commission, LGRU, Creative Industries Fund NL and WORM Rotterdam.

Resources

Superglue Project
GitLab Repository Discourse Community Project Superglue – Towards a truly user-driven do-it-yourself web (Blogpost)


Responsibilities

Concept, Interface Design, Frontend Development

TIB AV-Portal

Semantic Video Search Engine

The TIB AV-Portal facilitates finding, browsing & licensing of video fragments, based on an automated recognition and semantic analysis of scenes, text, speech and visual concepts. Various filters enable faceted search based on detected concepts and metadata (ie. licensing model). Found segments & semantic entities are visualized dynamically in the video player and allow an easy navigation through the video contents.
This project has been carried out by the German National Library of Science and Technology in cooperation with Hasso Plattner Institute for Software Systems Engineering (HPI).

Resources

TIB AV-Portal
German National Library of Science and Technology


Responsibilities

Concept, Interface Design, Frontend Development (HTML, JS, CSS, Apache Wicket Framework)

Open Hypervideo

Use Case: Flipped Classroom

Video Annotation Prototype for a Flipped Classroom Scenario presented at OCWC Global Conference 2014. Joint work with Olivier Aubert from the COCo Project at Université de Nantes.
The web application is dedicated to supporting video annotation activities. It aims at improving learner engagement, by having students be more active when watching videos by offering a progressive annotation process, first by only synchronizing predefined resources (provided by the teacher), then more freely, to accompany users in the practice of annotating videos. The synchronized resources, constituting annotations, produced by each student can then be centralized by the teacher for discussion and defining a group consensus of the best way to annotate the video.

Resources

Live Demo
Paper
Slides
Blogpost @ COCo Blog


Responsibilities

Concept, Interface Design, Frontend Development (HTML, JS, CSS)

Technical Demonstrators

CeBIT 2013

Demo-Application of the Semantic Media Explorer (semex) technologies developed at Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI). The web application enables live-analysis of text and images by means of Named Entity Recognition (NER), Visual Concept Detection (VCD) and Optical Character Recognition (OCR).
The interface aims at visualizing all required steps of each analysis process in a comprehensible way, by allowing the user to trigger each step manually. This application was exhibited at CeBIT 2013.

Resources

Research Group 'Semantic Technologies' at HPI
About the Semantic Media Explorer


Responsibilities

Concept, Interface Design, Frontend Development (HTML, JS, CSS, Apache Wicket Framework)

Open Hypervideo

Use Case: Science Communication

The "Knowledge Space - Elementary Particle Physics" has been developed in 2012 within the framework of the project "Public Science and Digital Knowledge Spaces“. The project was a cooperation between the ZAK | Centre for Cultural and General Studies at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Merz Akademie Stuttgart, with funds from "Kreativitäts- und Innovationsring Baden-Württemberg". For the project, the existing Open Hypervideo Player has been improved both in terms of usability and project-specific functional requirements.
All 21 Videos have been shot in 2011 as part of the project "InsideScience – Public Science in Collaborative Research Projects", supported by the "German Research Foundation" (DFG). The goal of "InsideScience" is to make complex scientific research accessible and comprehensible to a broad public.

Resources

Use Case Description
Open Hypervideo Project
InsideScience Project
InsideScience Knowledge Spaces (german)

ZAK | Centre for Cultural and General Studies
Merz Akademie Stuttgart


Responsibilities

Concept, Redesign of the Open Hypervideo Prototype for the means of Science Communication, Implementation (HTML5, JS, CSS3, PHP, MySQL)

Open Hypervideo

Use Case: Document Access

Open Hypervideo is about interpreting the organizational concept of web-based hypertext for a film environment. The theoretical background, as well as the general concept, are described in my Bachelor's Thesis. This prototype was designed and developed as a general prototype for the idea of open hypervideo. The annotated documents, as well as the film scenes stem from the premises of the Archives of the City of Bruxelles.
The project aims to re-visualize the document context within the archive, as well as the invisible connections in between archival records (the archival methodology). The overall idea is to use film fragments as organizational structure for the archive of annotated documents. First ideas for this project have emerged within several semesters of research and experiments within the fields of interactive film and archives under the supervision of Prof. Mario Doulis (Merz Akademie). The prototype is continously being improved and developed further in different follow-up projects (more info can be found at the Open Hypervideo Project Homepage).

Resources

Use Case Description
Bachelor's Thesis
Open Hypervideo Project
Archives de la Ville de Bruxelles
Project Page @ Merz Akademie
Reverse Remediation Project (german)


Responsibilities

Student Research on Hypervideo Interfaces & Document Management, Design of a general Information Architecture for Open Hypervideo, Interface Design, Implementation (HTML5, JS, CSS3, XML)

Semantic Media Explorer

Project mediaglobe - the digital archive

The cultural memory is storing an increasing amount of information and data. Yet, at present, only a negligible portion of these contents is searchable or available via digital channels. Taking media archives into the digital future, the mediaglobe project aims at providing digital availability and usability for the growing stock of audiovisual documents concerning German contemporary history. The Semantic Media Explorer combines the latest media analysis processes, such as automatic scene segmentation, intelligent character recognition, and the ability to recognize genres and faces in videos. The information extracted via the media analysis is correlated using semantic information so that users can identify new links and “rummage around” in the multimedia content.
mediaglobe has been promoted from 2009 - 2012 by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology within the framework of the research programme »THESEUS – New Technologies for the Internet of Services«.

Resources

About the Semantic Media Explorer
mediaglobe - Project Homepage (german)
About THESEUS


Responsibilities

Research on User Interfaces & Interaction Paradigms for Semantic Video Search Engines, Conception, Prototyping, Interface Design, Frontend-Development (HTML, JS, CSS, GWT-Framework)

Video-based Archive

"remediate" Research Project

The video-based archive was created within a course by Prof. Mario Doulis. During the course I developed the first ideas for follow-up projects that dealt with annotated film. The basic concept is to use interactive videos as an interface to a document archive. In the Webinterface, documents are visualized in something one could describe as a timebased "virtual bookshelf". Technically the project was implemented with PHP and MySQL, with an Adobe Flex Application as the frontend.

Resources

remediate Project (german)


Responsibilities

Student Research on filmic forms of archive access, Conception, Interface Design, Implementation (HTML, JS, CSS, PHP, MySQL, Flex)