My name is Sven Buschbeck, I am researching humans interacting with their environment. As an UI/software architect + interaction designer and developer I am focusing on humans interacting with computers or with each other using computers.
My personal mission statement is “Understand the user’s needs to let them do what they want to do more easily.” I pursue this by creating and evaluating intelligent and intuitive user interfaces. This includes any kind of user interface in general, but I am particularly interested in interaction with and visualizations of large data sets, as for example in Glocal and Magnet.
Lately, I’ve been working for the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, DFKI GmbH, Saarbrücken, Germany.
We created use cases, scenarios and interface prototypes for Glocal (FP7 Project), as part of our way towards an intuitive and easy-to-use interface for a global scale media archive. This work led to the invention of “Parallel Exploration”, a new interaction paradigm enabling users to explore an information space in several directions in parallel. This new paradigm has proven to be easily learnable and allows to quicker find suitable and matching results in an information space where several results are of interest and need to be arranged or combined and thus an overall optimal solution is difficult to find otherwise. The latest prototype can be found here.
Besides that, I am interested in photography, mirco-controller programming, and anything related to experiencing and protecting nature.
“There are two kinds of people in the world,
those who believe there are two kinds of people in the world and those who don’t.“
Robert Benchley, Benchley’s Law of Distinction