Nicholas Katzakis, Ph.D.

I am a postdoctoral research fellow at the faculty of Informatics, University of Hamburg working with prof. Frank Steinicke. I studied for my Ph.D. at the Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, Osaka University, Japan, under the supervision of Prof. Kiyoshi Kiyokawa.

Academic Interests

  • HCI, 3D Manipulation
  • Touch/Pen Based Interfaces
  • Perception, Cognition, HRI
Contact
  • nicholas.katzakis at uni-hamburg dot de
Selected Publications
For a complete list of publications please visit my google scholar profile

  

A Metric to Quantify Short-Term Hand Posture Comfort and Discomfort

[paper] J. Mayer, N. Katzakis - A Metric to Quantify Short-Term Hand Posture Comfort and Discomfort. ACM Conference on Spatial User Interaction 2016, October 15-16 Tokyo, Japan.  131:134  doi:10.1145/2983310.2985752
  

INSPECT: Extending Plane-Casting for 6-DOF Control

[paper][video] N.Katzakis, R.J. Teather, K. Kiyokawa, H. Takemura - INSPECT: Extending Plane-Casting for 6-DOF Control. Human-centric Computing and Information Sciences. Springer. 2015, 5:22  doi:10.1186/s13673-015-0037-y
[posterN.Katzakis, R.J. Teather, K. Kiyokawa, H. Takemura - INSPECT: Extending Plane-Casting for 6-DOF Control. Proceedings of the IEEE Symposium on 3D User Interfaces (3DUI 2015) pp 165-166 - Mar 23-24,  Arles, France.
 

Mesh-Grab and Arcball-3D: Ray-based 6-DOF Object Manipulation

[paper][video] N.Katzakis, K. Seki, K. Kiyokawa, H. Takemura - Mesh-Grab and Arcball-3D: Ray-based 6-DOF Object Manipulation. ACM APCHI2013 - Sep 24-27,  Bangalore, India. pp 129-136.
pivot plane-casting

PlaneCasting: 3D Cursor Control with a SmartPhone

[paper][video]N. Katzakis, M. Hori, K. Kiyokawa, H. Takemura. 2012. Plane-Casting: 3D Cursor Control with a Smartphone. In Proceedings of The 3rd Dimension of CHI (3DCHI): Touching and Designing 3D User Interfaces (3DCHI ’12).  May 5, 2012. Austin, TX, USA, pp 13-21.
 

Virtual Interaction Surface: Decoupling of Interaction and View Dimensions for Flexible Indirect 3D Interaction

 [paper] [video] T.Ohnishi, N. Katzakis, K.Kiyokawa,H.Takemura "Virtual Interaction Surface: Decoupling of Interaction and View Dimensions for Flexible Indirect 3D Interaction" in Proceedings of IEEE Symposium on 3D User Interfaces. March 3-4, 2012, Orange County, CA    

some thesis book
 

 
Ph.D. Thesis
[thesis pdfNicholas Katzakis "Design and Evaluation of Body Proximal 3D Interaction Techniques for Large Displays" Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, Osaka University, September 2015.


Device/Interface Concepts

Some of my art