Julian Frommel

Position: Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Julian Frommel conducts research in human-computer interaction, contributing to several focus areas. His overall research goal is to contribute to the theoretical understanding and the design and implementation of interactive systems that provide enjoyable, meaningful, and healthy experiences for users. This involves assessing and modeling user states to predict when experiences go awry, building and leveraging insights from games user and player experience research as a foundation for a holistic understanding of enjoyable and meaningful digital experiences, implementing and validating novel interaction concepts for solving problems inherent to novel technology and to enable suitable and enjoyable experiences, and studying social interactions between users to address the human factors of negative experiences, such as toxicity. His research also investigates how interactive systems can help mitigate their negative outcomes in adaptivity and intervention approaches.

For more information please refer to his personal website.

Publications

Julian Frommel, Cody Phillips, Regan L Mandryk (2021) Gathering Self-Report Data in Games through NPC Dialogues: Effects on Data Quality, Data Quantity, Player Experience, and Information Intimacy, Proceedings of the 2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Virtual: ACM

Martin Dechant, Julian Frommel, Regan L Mandryk (2021) Assessing Social Anxiety Through Digital Biomarkers Embedded in a Gaming Task, Proceedings of the 2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Virtual: ACM

Nicole A Beres, Julian Frommel, Elizabeth Reid, Regan L Mandryk, Madison Klarkowski (2021) Don’t You Know That You’re Toxic: Normalization of Toxicity in Online Gaming, Proceedings of the 2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Virtual: ACM

Tobias Drey, Pascal Jansen, Fabian Fischbach, Julian Frommel, Enrico Rukzio (2020) Towards progress assessment for adaptive hints in educational virtual reality games, Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings, doi:10.1145/3334480.3382789

Pascal Jansen, Fabian Fischbach, Jan Gugenheimer, Evgeny Stemasov, Julian Frommel, Enrico Rukzio (2020) ShARe: Enabling Co-Located Asymmetric Multi-User Interaction for Augmented Reality Head-Mounted Displays, doi:10.1145/3379337.3415843

Regan L. Mandryk, Julian Frommel, Ashley Armstrong, Daniel Johnson (2020) How Passion for Playing World of Warcraft Predicts In-Game Social Capital, Loneliness, and Wellbeing, Frontiers in Psychology 11, doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2020.02165

Julian Frommel, Valentin Sagl, Ansgar E. Depping, Colby Johanson, Matthew K. Miller, Regan L. Mandryk (2020) Recognizing Affiliation: Using Behavioural Traces to Predict the Quality of Social Interactions in Online Games, Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings, doi:10.1145/3313831.3376446

Katja Rogers, Jana Funke, Julian Frommel, Sven Stamm, Michael Weber (2019) Exploring Interaction Fidelity in Virtual Reality, doi:10.1145/3290605.3300644

Ida Damen, Andrea Bravo, Anouk Harde, Regina Bernhaupt, Maximilian Brehm, John McClelland, Julian Frommel (2019) MirrorMe: Increasing prosocial behaviour in public transport, Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings, doi:10.1145/3290607.3312961

Julian Frommel, Dietmar Puschmann, Katja Rogers, Michael Weber (2019) Take back control: Effects of player influence on procedural level generation, CHI PLAY 2019 - Extended Abstracts of the Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play, doi:10.1145/3341215.3356288

Katja Rogers, Jana Funke, Julian Frommel, Sven Stamm, Michael Weber (2019) Exploring interaction fidelity in virtual reality: Object manipulation and whole-body movements, Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings, doi:10.1145/3290605.3300644

Michael Rietzler, Florian Geiselhart, Julian Frommel, Enrico Rukzio (2018) Conveying the perception of kinesthetic feedback in virtual reality using state-of-the-art hardware, Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings 2018-April, doi:10.1145/3173574.3174034

Jan Gugenheimer, Evgeny Stemasov, Julian Frommel, Enrico Hukzio (2018) A Demonstration of ShareVR: Co-Located Experiences for Virtual Reality between HMD and Non-HMD Users, 25th IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces, VR 2018 - Proceedings, doi:10.1109/VR.2018.8446551

Katja Rogers, Mark Colley, David Lehr, Julian Frommel, Marcel Walch, Lennart E. Nacke, Michael Weber (2018) KickAR: Exploring game balancing through boosts and handicaps in augmented reality table football, Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings 2018-April, doi:10.1145/3173574.3173740

Julian Frommel, Claudia Schrader, Michael Weber (2018) Towards Emotion-based Adaptive Games: Emotion recognition via input and performance features, CHI PLAY 2018 - Proceedings of the 2018 Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play, doi:10.1145/3242671.3242672

Thomas Dreja, Michael Rietzler, Teresa Hirzle, Jan Gugenheimer, Julian Frommel, Enrico Rukzio (2018) A demonstration of VRSpinning: Exploring the design space of a 1D rotation platform to increase the perception of self-motion in VR, UIST 2018 Adjunct - Adjunct Publication of the 31st Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, doi:10.1145/3266037.3271645

Julian Frommel, Fabian Fischbach, Katja Rogers, Michael Weber (2018) Emotion-based Dynamic Difficulty Adjustment Using Parameterized Difficulty and Self-Reports of Emotion, CHI PLAY 2018 - Proceedings of the 2018 Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play, doi:10.1145/3242671.3242682

Michael Rietzler, Julian Frommel, Teresa Hirzle, Thomas Dreja, Jan Gugenheimer, Enrico Rukzio (2018) VRSpinning: Exploring the design space of a 1D rotation platform to increase the perception of self-motion in VR, DIS 2018 - Proceedings of the 2018 Designing Interactive Systems Conference, doi:10.1145/3196709.3196755

Birgit Lugrin, Julian Frommel, Elisabeth André (2018) Combining a data-driven and a theory-based approach to generate culture-dependent behaviours for virtual characters, Intelligent Systems Reference Library 134, doi:10.1007/978-3-319-67024-9_6

Julian Frommel, Claudia Schrader, Michael Weber (2018) Towards Emotion-based Adaptive Games, doi:10.1145/3242671.3242672

Jan Gugenheimer, Evgeny Stemasov, Julian Frommel, Enrico Rukzio (2017) ShareVR: Enabling co-located experiences for virtual reality between HMD and Non-HMD users, Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings 2017-May, doi:10.1145/3025453.3025683

Valentin Riemer, Julian Frommel, Georg Layher, Heiko Neumann, Claudia Schrader (2017) Identifying features of bodily expression as indicators of emotional experience during multimedia learning, Frontiers in Psychology 8(JUL), doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01303

Marcel Walch, Julian Frommel, Katja Rogers, Felix Schüssel, Philipp Hock, David Dobbelstein, Michael Weber (2017) Evaluating VR driving simulation from a player experience perspective, Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings Part F127655, doi:10.1145/3027063.3053202

Julian Frommel, Sven Sonntag, Michael Weber (2017) Effects of controller-based locomotion on player experience in a virtual reality exploration game, ACM International Conference Proceeding Series Part F130151, doi:10.1145/3102071.3102082

Claudia Schrader, Julia Brich, Julian Frommel, Valentin Riemer, Katja Rogers (2017) Rising to the challenge: An emotion-driven approach toward adaptive serious games, Serious Games and Edutainment Applications: Volume II, doi:10.1007/978-3-319-51645-5_1

Julian Frommel, Kim Fahlbusch, Julia Brich, Michael Weber (2017) The effects of context-sensitive tutorials in virtual reality games, CHI PLAY 2017 - Proceedings of the Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play, doi:10.1145/3116595.3116610

Julian Frommel, Enrico Rukzio, Jan Gugenheimer, Michael Weber, David Klein (2017) CanTouchThis: Examining the effect of physical contact in a mobile multiplayer game, Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings Part F127655, doi:10.1145/3027063.3053087

Julia Brich, Katja Rogers, Julian Frommel, Martin Weidhaas, Adrian Brückner, Sarah Mirabile, Tamara Dorn, Valentin Riemer, Claudia Schrader, Michael Weber (2017) LiverDefense: how to employ a tower defense game as a customisable research tool, Visual Computer 33(4), doi:10.1007/s00371-016-1314-0

Julian Frommel, Katja Rogers, Thomas Dreja, Julian Winterfeldt, Christian Hunger, Maximilian Bär, Michael Weber (2016) 2084 - Safe New World: Designing ubiquitous interactions, CHI PLAY 2016 - Proceedings of the 2016 Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play, doi:10.1145/2967934.2968087

Birgit Lugrin, Julian Frommel, Elisabeth André (2016) Modeling and Evaluating a Bayesian Network of Culture-Dependent Behaviors, Proceedings - 2015 International Conference on Culture and Computing, Culture and Computing 2015, doi:10.1109/Culture.and.Computing.2015.30

Julian Frommel, Katja Rogers, Julia Brich, Daniel Besserer, Leonard Bradatsch, Isabel Ortinau, Ramona Schabenberger, Valentin Riemer, Claudia Schrader, Michael Weber (2015) Integrated questionnaires: Maintaining presence in game environments for self-reported data acquisition, CHI PLAY 2015 - Proceedings of the 2015 Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play, doi:10.1145/2793107.2793130

Julia Brich, Julian Frommel, Katja Rogers, Adrian Brückner, Martin Weidhaas, Tamara Dorn, Sarah Mirabile, Valentin Riemer, Claudia Schrader, Michael Weber (2015) Liverdefense: An educational tower defense game as an evaluation platform, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) 9090, doi:10.1007/978-3-319-19126-3_17

Katja Rogers, Julian Frommel, Larissa Breier, Sinan Celik, Harry Kramer, Stefan Kreidel, Julia Brich, Valentin Riemer, Claudia Schrader (2015) Mobile Augmented Reality as an Orientation Aid: A Scavenger Hunt Prototype, Proceedings - 2015 International Conference on Intelligent Environments, IE 2015, doi:10.1109/IE.2015.37

Julia Brich, Katja Rogers, Julian Frommel, Martin Weidhaas, Adrian Bruckner, Sarah Mirabile, Tamara Dorn, Valentin Riemer, Claudia Schrader, Michael Weber (2015) LiverDefense: Using a Tower Defense Game as a Customisable Research Tool, VS-Games 2015 - 7th International Conference on Games and Virtual Worlds for Serious Applications, doi:10.1109/VS-GAMES.2015.7295779

Birgit Endrass, Julian Frommel, Elisabeth André (2014) A hybrid approach to model a Bayesian network of culture-specific behavior, 13th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, AAMAS 2014 2