Prof. Dr. Christoph Hölscher

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ETH Zurich

Chair of Cognitive Science

Prof. Dr. Christoph Hölscher

RZ E 23

Clausiusstrasse 59

8092 Zürich

Switzerland

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Research Interests

  • Wayfinding in Built Environments
  • Spatial Cognition & Usability Research for Architectural Design
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • User Modeling & Personalisation
  • Information Retrieval & Web Search Behavior

Curriculum Vitae

Professor of Cognitive Science at ETH Zurich since 2013; previously assistant and extra-curricular professor at University of Freiburg, Germany, Center for Cognitive Science. Doctorate (2000) and Habilitation (2009) in Psychology at University of Freiburg. Project manager in IT industry from 2000-2003 (User-adaptive systems, usability).

 

Visiting positions
University College London, honorary senior research fellow Bartlett School of Architecture / Space Syntax group (since 2007). Visiting professor at UC Santa Barbara, departments of Geography and Psychology (2011 & 2012). Visiting researcher and project manager at University of Freiburg / SFB/TR8 Spatial Cognition (2013-2014).

 

Service roles
Governing board Cognitive Science Society (since 2012). Board of directors SFB/TR8 Spatial Cognition (2007-2012). Co-chair of the 33rd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (2011, Boston). Co-chair of Spatial Cognition International Conference (2010, Mt. Hood, OR).

Publications of Prof. Dr. Christoph Hölscher

Journal articles

Moussaid, Mehdi, Kapadia, Mubbasir, Thrash, Tyler, Sumner, Robert W., Gross, Markus, Helbing, Dirk, Hölscher, Christoph, (2016). Crowd behaviour during high-stress evacuations in an immersive virtual environment. Journal of the Royal Society Interface, 13, 122, 20160414

Kuliga, S., Thrash, T., Dalton, R.C., & Hölscher, C. (2015). Virtual reality as an empirical research tool - Exploring user experience in a real building and a corresponding virtual model. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems 54, 363-375. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compenvurbsys.2015.09.006

Meilinger, T., Frankenstein, J., Watanabe, K., Bülthoff, H.H. & Hölscher, C. (2015): Reference frames in learning from maps and navigation. Psychological Research 79(6), 1000-1008.

Hölscher, C., Büchner, S., & Strube, G. (2013) Multi-floor buildings and human wayfinding cognition [Commentary on Jeffery et al. Navigating in a 3D world]. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Vol. 36, No. 5 (2013), p. 551-552

Dalton, R., Kuliga, S., & Hölscher, C. (2013). POE 2.0: exploring the potential of social media for capturing unsolicited post occupancy evaluations. Intelligent Buildings International 5(3), 162-180.

Frankenstein, J., Brüssow, S., Ruzzoli, F. & Hölscher, C. h(2012). The language of landmarks: The role of background knowledge in indoor wayfinding. Cognitive Processing 13(1), 165-170

Hölscher, C., Brösamle, M., Vrachliotis, G. (2012). Challenges in Multi-level Wayfinding: A Case-study with
Space Syntax technique. Environment and Planning B: Planning & Design, 39, 63-82.

Dalton, R. C., Hölscher, C., & Turner, A.. (2012). Understanding Space: the nascent synthesis of cognition and the syntax of spatial morphologies [Introduction to Special Issue on Spatial Cognition and the Built Environment]. Environment and Planning B: Planning & Design, 39, 7-11.

Wiener, J.M., Hölscher, C., Büchner, S., & Konieczny, L. (2012). Gaze behaviour during space perception and spatial decision making. Psychological Research.

Hölscher, C., Tenbrink, T., & Wiener, J. (2011). Would you follow your own route description? Cognition, 121, 228-247.

Münzer, S. & Hölscher, C. (2011). Entwicklung und Validierung eines Fragebogens zu räumlichen Strategien (Development and validation of a self-report measure of spatial orientation). Diagnostica, 57 (3), 111-125.

Carlson, L,. Hölscher, C., Shipley, T., & Conroy Dalton, R. (2010). Getting lost in buildings. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 19(5), 284-289.

Freksa, C., Schultheis, H., Schill, K., Tenbrink, T., Barkowsky, T., Hölscher, C., & Nebel, B. (2010). Spatial Cognition: Reasoning, Action, Interaction. KI - Künstliche Intelligenz, pp. 329-334.

Al-Sayed, K., Dalton, R., & Hölscher, C. (2010). Discursive Design Thinking: The Role of Explicit Knowledge in Creative Architectural Design Reasoning. AI EDAM Artificial Intelligence for Engineering Design, Analysis and Manufacturing, 24, 211–230.

Hölscher, C., Büchner, S., Meilinger, T., & Strube, G. (2009). Adaptivity of Wayfinding Strategies in a Multi-Building Ensemble: the effects of spatial structure, task requirements and metric information. Journal of Environmental Psychology 29(2), 208-219.

Wiener, J.M., Büchner, S.J., & Hölscher, C. (2009). Taxonomy of Human Wayfinding Tasks: A Knowledge-Based Approach. Spatial Cognition and Computation, 9, 152–165.

Ragni, M., Wiener, J.M., Hölscher, C., Brösamle, M., Büchner, S.J., Kalff, C., Kuhnmünch, G., & Strube, S. (2009). Human Spatial Cognition: Cognitive Science joins AI and Robotics. KI Künstliche Intelligenz 2/2009, 46-49.

Willis, K., Hölscher, C., Wilbertz, G., & Li, C. (2009). Spatial Knowledge Acquisition with Mobile Spatial Information: Implications for Navigation Applications. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems 33(2), 100-110.

Hochmair, H.H., Büchner, S., Hölscher, C. (2008). Impact of Regionalization and Relative Detour on ad-hoc Path Choice. Spatial Cognition and Computation 8(3), 167-192.

Hölscher, C., Meilinger, T., Vrachliotis, G., Brösamle, M., & Knauff, M. (2006). Up the Down Staircase: Wayfinding Strategies and Multi-Level Buildings. Journal of Environmental Psychology 26(4), 284-299.

Hoelscher, C., & Strube, G. (2000). Web search behavior of Internet experts and newbies. Computer Networks 33(1-6), 337-346.

Bosshardt, H.G., Sappok, C., Knipschild, M., & Hoelscher, C. (1997). Spontaneous Imitation of Fundamental Frequency and Speech Rate by Nonstutterers and Stutterers. Journal of Psycholinguistics, Vol 26(4), 425-448.

 

 

Books / Books edited / Proceedings edited

Dalton, R. C., & Hölscher, C. (Eds.) (2016).  Take One Building: Interdisciplinary Research Perspectives of the Seattle Central Library. Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group.

Carlson, L., Hoelscher, C., & Shipley, T.F. (Eds.) (2011), Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

Hölscher, C., Shipley, T., Olivetti, M., Bateman, J., & Newcombe, N. (2010). Spatial Cognition VII. Proceedings of the International Conference Spatial Cognition. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Heidelberg: Springer.

Hölscher, C., Conroy Dalton, R., & Turner, A. (Eds.). (2007). Space Syntax and Spatial Cognition: Proceedings of the Workshop held in Bremen, 24th September 2006. Bremen: University of Bremen Press.

Hölscher, Christoph (2002). Die Rolle des Wissens im Internet. Gezielt suchen und kompetent auswählen. [The role of knowledge on the Internet: Targeted search and competent selection] Stuttgart: Klett-Cotta.

 

 

Full-length Conference Proceedings with full review

Dalton, N., Dalton, R., & Hoelscher, C. (2015). People Watcher: an app to record and analyzing spatial behavior of ubiquitous interaction technologies. In: PerDis’15 Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Pervasive Displays, ACM, pp. 1–6.

Natapov, A., Kuliga, S., Dalton, R.C., & Hölscher, C. (2015). Building circulation typology and space syntax predictive measures. In Proceedings of the 10th International Space Syntax Conference, London, 2015.

Schnitzler, V., & Hölscher, C. (2014). How the design of a building and its indoor-maps influences users’ experiences during navigation. Paper presented at the International Conference on Human Behavior in Design, Ascona, 10/14/2014 – 10/17/2014.

M. Brösamle, R.  Conroy Dalton, and  C. Hölscher (2014). From design cognition to evidence-based design: Addressing the cognition of users and architects alike. In M. Meboldt, S. Matthiesen, & P. Badke-Schaub (Eds.), International conference on human behavior in design (proceedings).

Ognjanovic, S.; Lohmayer, Q.; Hölscher, C.; Meboldt, Mirko. (2014) Visual behavior in task-driven reading of engineering drawings.Proceedings of International Conference on Human Behavior in Design (HBiD 2014)

Becker-Asano, C., Ruzzoli, F., Hölscher, C., & Nebel, B. (2014). A Multi-Agent System based on Unity 4 for virtual perception and wayfinding. In Pedestrian and Evacuation Dynamics 2014 (PED2014). Transportation Research Procedia Volume 2, p. 452–455.

von Stülpnagel, R., Kuliga, S., Büchner, S.J., Hölscher, C. (2014). Supra-individual consistencies in navigator-driven landmark placement for spatial learning. In Bello P., Guarini M., McShane M. & Scassellati B. (Eds.) Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, 1706-1711. Austin TX: Cognitive Science Society. (Access: https://mindmodeling.org/cogsci2014/papers/297/paper297.pdf)

Blezinger, D., Fatah gen. Schieck, A., & Hölscher, C. (2013). Unifying Conceptual and Spatial Relationships between Objects in HCI. In: M. Kurosu (Ed.): Human-Computer-Interaction, Part V, HCII 2013, LNCS 8008, pp. 10-18.

Kuliga, S., Dalton, R., & Hölscher, C. (2013). Aesthetic and Emotional Appraisal of the Seattle Public Library and its relation to spatial configuration. Proceedings of the International Space Syntax Symposium 2013, Seoul, South-Korea. (Access: http://sss9.or.kr/paperpdf/scb/SSS9_2013_REF077_P.pdf)

Schneider, S., Kuliga, S., Dalton, R., Hölscher, C., et al (2013). Design by Research - Educating architecture students to design buildings from the inside out. Proceedings of the International Space Syntax Symposium 2013, Seoul, South-Korea. (Access: http://sss9.or.kr/paperpdf/ADP/SSS9_2013_REF001_P.pdf)

Langenfeld, V., Rist, M., Dalton, R., & Hölscher, C. (2013). What Syntax Does Not Know: Movement triggers beyond integration. Proceedings of the International Space Syntax Symposium 2013, Seoul, South-Korea. (Access: http://sss9.or.kr/.../scb/SSS9_2013_REF076_P.pdf)

Dalton, R., Dalton, N., Kuhnmünch, G., & Hölscher, C. (2012). An iPad App for Recording Movement Paths and Associated Spatial Behaviors. Proceedings of Spatial Cognition 2012, Springer LNCS Series.

Büchner, S., Wiener, J., & Hölscher, C. (2012) Methodological Triangulation to Assess Sign Placement. Proceedings of ACM ETRA 2012, Eye Tracking Research and Applications, Santa Barbara, CA, March 2012

Kalff, C., Kühner, D., Senk, M., Dalton, R.C., Strube, G. & Hölscher, C. (2012). Turning the shelves: Empirical findings and Space Syntax analyses of two virtual supermarket variations. In Proceedings of the 8th Space Syntax Symposion, Santiago de Chile, 2012.

Emo, B., Hölscher, C., Wiener, J., & Dalton, R.C. (2012). Wayfinding and spatial configuration:evidence from street corners. In Proceedings of the 8th Space Syntax Symposion, Santiago de Chile, 2012.

Wiener, J., de Condappa, O., & Hölscher, C. (2011). Do You Have To Look Where You Go? Gaze Behaviour during Spatial Decision Making. In L. Carlson, C. Hoelscher, & T.F. Shipley (Eds.), Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. NUMBERS). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

Frankenstein, J., Büchner, S.J., Tenbrink, T., & Hölscher, C. (2010). Influence of geometry and objects on local route choices for wayfinding. In Proceedings of Spatial Cognition 2010, Portland, OR. Heidelberg: Springer.

Brösamle, M., Mavridou, M., & Hölscher, C. (2010). How the logic of research misunderstands the logic of design. In Environmental Design Research Association EDRA 41 Proceedings.

Wiener, J.M., Hölscher, C., Büchner, S., & Konieczny, L. (2009). How the Geometry of Space controls Visual Attention during Spatial Decision Making. In N.A. Taatgen and H. van Rijn, editors, Proceedings of the the 31st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, pages 2286-2291, Austin, TX, 2009. Cognitive Science Society.

Buechner S. J., Hölscher, C. & Wiener, J. (2009). Search Strategies and their Success in a Virtual Maze. In N.A. Taatgen & H. van Rijn (Eds.), Proceedings of the 31th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 1066-1071). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

Brösamle, M., Mavridou, M., & Hölscher, C. (2009). What constitutes a main staircase? Evidence from Wayfinding Behaviour, Architectural Expertise and Space Syntax Methods. In Proceedings of the 7th Space Syntax Symposion, Stockholm, 2009.

Mavridou, M., Hölscher, C., & Kalff, C. (2009). The impact of different building height configurations on visibility and route cognition. In Proceedings of the 7th Space Syntax Symposion, Stockholm, 2009.

Hölscher, C., & Dalton, R. C. (2008). Comprehension of layout complexity: Effects of architectural expertise and mode of presentation. In J. S. Gero & A. K. Goel (Eds.), Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Design Computing and Cognition DCC08 (pp.159-178). Springer Publishers.

Al-Sayed, K., Dalton, R., & Hölscher, C. (2008). Discursive and non-discursive design processes. In J. S. Gero & A. K. Goel (Eds.), Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Design Computing and Cognition DCC08. Springer Publishers.

Wiener, J., Tenbrink, T., Henschel, J., & Hölscher, C. (2008). Situated and Prospective Path Planning: Route Choice in an Urban Environment. Proceedings of the 30th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Washington.

Hölscher, C., Büchner, S., Brösamle, M., Meilinger, T., & Strube, G. (2007). Signs and Maps – Cognitive Economy in the Use of External Aids for Indoor Navigation. In D. S. McNamara & J. G. Trafton (Eds.), Proceedings of the 29th Annual Cognitive Science Society (pp. 377-382). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

Hölscher, C., & Brösamle, M. (2007). Capturing Indoor Wayfinding Strategies and Differences in Spatial Knowledge with Space Syntax. Proceedings of 6th International Space Syntax Symposium Istanbul 2007.

Brösamle, M., & Hölscher, C. (2007). Multi-level complexity in terms of Space Syntax: A case study. Proceedings of 6th International Space Syntax Symposium Istanbul 2007.

Büchner, S., Hölscher, C., & Strube, G. (2007). Path choice heuristics for navigation related to mental representations of a building. in Vosniadou, Kayser & Protopapas (Eds.) Proceedings of the 2nd European Cognitive Science Conference, Delphi (Greece), Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, pp. 504-509.

Hölscher, C., Büchner, S., Meilinger, T., & Strube, G. (2007). Map Use and Wayfinding Strategies in a Multi-Building Ensemble. in T. Barkowsky et al. (Eds.): Spatial Cognition V - Reasoning, Action, Interaction. International Conference Spatial Cognition 2006, Bremen, Germany, September 2006, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, Vol. 4387, pp. 365–380.

Meilinger, T., Hölscher, C., Büchner, S., & Brösamle, M. (2007). How much information do you need? Schematic maps in wayfinding and self localization. in T. Barkowsky et al. (Eds.): Spatial Cognition V - Reasoning, Action, Interaction. International Conference Spatial Cognition 2006, Bremen, Germany, September 2006, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, Vol. 4387, pp. 381–400.

Hölscher, C., Meilinger, T., Vrachliotis, G., Brösamle, M. & Knauff, M. (2005). Finding the Way Inside: Linking Architectural Design Analysis and Cognitive Processes, in C. Freksa, M. Knauff & B. Krieg-Brückner, et al.: Spatial Cognition IV. Reasoning, Action, and Interaction: International Conference Spatial Cognition 2004, Frauenchiemsee, Germany; Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 3343, pp. 1 - 23.

Hoelscher, C., & Strube, G. (2000). Web search behavior of Internet experts and newbies. in H. Maurer & R.G. Olson (Eds.), Proceedings of the 9th Int. WWW conference (pp.337-346) [available online: http://www.www9.org/w9cdrom/81/81.html].

 

Book Chapters

Krukar, J., Dalton, R. and Hölscher, C. (2016). Human-Environment-Interaction: Applying Applying HCI Methods and Concepts to Architectural Design (Or Why Architects Could Use HCI Even If They Don’t Know It HCI to Architectural Design (pending) In: Dalton, N., Schnädelbach, H., Wiberg, M. and Varoudis, T. (Ed.), Architecture and Interaction: Human Computer Interaction in Space and Place (pp. 17-35). Springer.

Dalton, R. C., Hölscher, C., & Spiers, H. (2015). Navigating Complex Buildings: Cognition, Neuroscience and Architectural Design. In John Gero (Ed.) Proceedings Studying Visual and Spatial Reasoning for Design Creativity (pp. 3-22). Dordrecht: Springer Verlag.

Tenbrink, T., Hölscher, C., Tsigaridi, D., & Dalton, R. (2014). Cognition and communication in architectural design. In D.R. Montello, K.E. Grossner, & Janelle, D.G. (Eds.), Space in mind: Concepts for spatial learning and education. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Berryhill, M., Hoelscher, C. & Shipley, T.F. (2012). Spatial Perception. In V. S. Ramachandran (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Human Behavior, 2nd Edition (pp. 525-530). Elsevier.

Conroy Dalton, R., Troffa, R., Zacharias, J., & Hoelscher, C. (2011) Visual Information in the Built Environment and its Effect on Wayfinding and Explorative Behavior. In M. Bonaiuto, M. Bonnes, A.M. Nenci & G. Carrus (Eds.) Urban Diversities – Environmental and Social Issues. (Advances in People-Environment Studies, Vol.  2 / IAPS 2010 Post-Conference book) (pp. 67-76). Göttingen: Hogrefe.

Hölscher, C. (2009). Wayfinding Strategies and Behavioral Patterns in Built Spaces. In A. Gleiniger & G. Vrachliotis (Eds.) Context Architecture – Pattern, Ornament, Structure and Behavior (pp. 57-70). Basel: Birkhäuser.

Hölscher, C. (2009) Indoor Wayfinding – kognitive Grundlagen und räumliche Faktoren. In R. Baur, S.V. Kockot, C. Bellut & A. Gleiniger  (Eds.) Orientierung _ Desorientierung 2. Baden: Lars Müller Publishers.

Willis, K., Hölscher, C., & Wilbertz, G. (2009). Understanding Mobile Spatial Interaction in Urban Environments. In W. Minker et al. (eds.), Advanced Intelligent Environments (pp. 119-138). New York, NY: Springer.

Conroy Dalton, R., & Hölscher C., (2007). Understanding Space: the nascent synthesis of cognition and the syntax of spatial morphologies. In C. Hölscher, R. Conroy Dalton and A. Turner (Eds.) Space Syntax and Spatial Cognition - Proceedings of the Workshop held in Bremen, 24th September 2006. Bremen: University of Bremen.

Hölscher C., Brösamle, M. & Vrachliotis, G. (2007). Challenges in Multi-level Wayfinding: A Case-study with Space Syntax technique. In C. Hölscher, R. Conroy Dalton and A. Turner (Eds.) Space Syntax and Spatial Cognition - Proceedings of the Workshop held in Bremen, 24th September 2006. Bremen: University of Bremen.

Hölscher, C., & Schmidt, A. (2005). User needs at the heart of town: Orientation and Appraisal in an Endoscopic City-Scale Model. Proceedings of the 7th eaea conference, European Architectural Endoscopy Association, Dortmund, Germany, September 8-10 2005.

Hoelscher, C., & Dietrich, H. (2004). E-Commerce Personalization and Real-time Site Monitoring. In C.-M. Karat, J. Blom & J. Karat (Eds.), Designing Personalized User Experiences for eCommerce (pp.95-117). Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Kluwer.

Strube, G., & Hoelscher, C. (2000). Informationssuche und Wissenskommunikation: Wissenschaftlicher Alltag im Zeitalter der neuen Medien [Information search and knowledge communication in everyday science in the age of new media]. In G. Voß, W. Holly & K. Boehnke (Eds.), Neue Medien im Alltag: Begriffsbestimmungen eines interdisziplinären Forschungsprojekts (pp177-198). Opladen: Leske+Budrich.

Hoelscher, C., & Hemforth, B. (2000). Subject-Verb Agreement in German: Evidence from Production and Comprehension Experiments. In B. Hemforth & L. Konieczny (Eds.) German Sentence Processing (pp. 279-310). Dordrecht, NL: Kluwer Academic Press.

 

Full-length Workshop Contributions (reviewed)

Schwarzkopf, S., Müller-Feldmeth, D., Büchner, S. J., Hölscher, C., Kallert, G., von Stülpnagel, R., & Konieczny, L. (2014). Location dependent fixation analysis with sight vectors. Locomotion as a challenge in mobile eye tracking. In Kiefer, P., Giannopoulos, I., Raubal, M., & Krüger, A. (Eds.) Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Eye Tracking for Spatial Research, co-located with the 8th International Conference on Geographic Information Science (GIScience 2014), 67-71. Vienna, Austria, September 23, 2014.

Schwarzkopf, S., von Stülpnagel, R., Büchner, S.J., Konieczny, L., Kallert, G., & Hölscher, C. (2013). What Lab Eye-Tracking Tells us about Wayfinding. A Comparison of Stationary and Mobile Eye-Tracking in a Large Building Scenario. Paper at the 1st International workshop on eye tracking for spatial research, ET4S 2013 (in conjunction with COSIT 2013), Scarborough.

Tenbrink, T., Broesamle, M., & Hoelscher, C. (2011). Flexibility of perspectives in architects’ thinking. In C. Hoelscher, M. Bhatt & T. Shipley (eds.), Proceedings of SCAD Spatial Cognition for Architectural Design, November 16-19, 2011, New York, USA. pp. 215-224. (http://www.sfbtr8.spatial-cognition.de/papers/SFB_TR8Rep029-08_2012.pdf)

Dalton, R.C., Hölscher, C., Peck, T., & Pawar, V. (2010). Judgements of building Complexity & navigability in virtual reality. Paper presented at the workshop Environmental Modeling: Using Space Syntax in Spatial Cognition Research.

Kalff, C., Kühner, D., Senk, M., Dalton, R.C., Strube, G. & Hölscher, C. (2010). Turning the shelves: Empirical findings and Space Syntax analyses of two virtual supermarket variations. Paper presented at the workshop Environmental Modeling: Using Space Syntax in Spatial Cognition Research.

 

 

Conference Proceedings with limited review

Kuliga, Dalton, Hölscher, Tomko (2014). Tools, stages and perspective-taking during the architectural process: Preliminary quantitative data from a university building case-study in Australia. Proceedings of Spatial Cognition 2014 Workshop: Design cognition and behavior: Usability in the built environment, Bremen, Germany. Access: http://conference.spatial-cognition.de/SC2014/sites/conference.spatial-cognition.de.SC2014/files/SFB_TR8Rep038-09_2014.pdf)

Hölscher, C., Montello, D., & Schnitzler, V. (2013). Wayfinding Cognition & Mobile Maps for Indoor Settings. GeoHCI Geographic Human-Computer Interaction workshop at CHI 2013, ACM Conference on Computer-Human Interaction, Paris, France.

Hölscher, C. & Dalton, R. (2012). Designing Buildings for People: Using Personas in Architectural Practice. Ar-CHI-tecture: Architecture and Interaction, workshop at CHI 2012, ACM Conference on Computer-Human Interaction, Austin, TX

Dalton, R., & Hölscher, C. (2012). Human-Environment-Interaction: Taking HCI to Architectural Design. Ar-CHI-tecture: Architecture and Interaction, workshop at CHI 2012, ACM Conference on Computer-Human Interaction, Austin, TX

Brösamle, M., & Hölscher, C. (2010). Thinking with Words and Sketches -- Analyzing Multi-Modal Design Transcripts Along Verbal and Diagrammatic Data. In Proceedings of Diagramms 2010, Portland, Oregon (poster contribution)

Brösamle, M., & Hölscher, C. (2007). How do humans interpret configuration? Towards a spatial semantics. Proceedings of 6th International Space Syntax Symposium Istanbul 2007 (short paper). (http://www.spacesyntaxistanbul.itu.edu.tr/papers%5Cshortpapers%5C130%20-%20Br%F6samle%20H%F6lscher.pdf (2007-11-24))

Brösamle, M., & Hölscher, C. (2007). Architects seeing through the eyes of building users. In T. Barkowsky, Z. Bilda, C. Hölscher, & G. Vrachliotis (Eds.), Spatial cognition in architectural design. Melbourne, Australia.
(http://www.sfbtr8.spatial-cognition.de/papers/SFB_TR%208%20Rep%20014-09_2007.pdf (2007-10-25))

Willis, K., Hölscher, C., & Wilbertz, G. (2007). Understanding Mobile Spatial Interaction in Urban Environments. Proceedings of 3rd International Conference on Intelligent Environments IE07, September 24 - 25, 2007 Ulm, Germany, p. 61-68.

Hölscher, C., Meilinger, T., & Vrachliotis, G. (2005). The Floor Strategy: Wayfinding Cognition in a Multi-Level Building. Short Paper presented at the 5th International Space Syntax Symposium, Delft, The Netherlands.

 

Abstract-based contributions and miscellaneous publications

Credé, S., Hölscher, C., & Frankenstein, J. (2014): Inferenzstrategien in Gebäuden [Spatial Expectations in Indoor Environments]. Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen 56 (abstract)

Thrash, Tyler; Schinazi, Victor R.; Barisic, Iva; Emo, Beatrix; Hoelscher, Christoph (2014). Stress and restoration during navigation through an urban environment. Proceedings of the Digital Landscape Architecture Conference

Gruebel, Jascha, Schinazi, Victor R., Thrash, Tyler, & Hoelscher, Christoph (2014): Understanding the relationship between human interface devices and spatial abilities in virtual environments. AAG Annual Meeting, Tampa, FL, USA, April 8-12, 2014.

Leymann, S., Hölscher, C., Becker-Asano, C., & von Stülpnagel, R. (2014). Der Einfluss einer Speed-Accuracy Manipulation auf schildergeleitetes Navigationsverhalten in einer virtuellen Umgebung. 56. Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen, Gießen.

Hölscher, C., Dalton, R., Kuliga, S. & Tomko, R. (2014). TOWARDS COMPUTER-ASSISTED WAYFINDING DESIGN SUPPORT: Interview-based needs analysis across stakeholders. Abstract/Poster In Proceedings Sixth International Conference on Design Computing and Cognition (DCC’14), London, June 23-25, 2014. (Access via: http://cs.gmu.edu/~jgero/DCC14-PosterAbstracts.pdf#page=39)

Schnitzler, V., Hölscher, C. & Montello, D. (2014). Assessing how the usage of digital maps alters spatial learning and cognitive strategies of indoor wayfinders. Poster proceedings of International Conference Spatial Cognition, Bremen, 9/15/2014 – 9/19/2014.

S. Kuliga, M. Beinhofer, V. Langenfeld, F. Fleckenstein, S. Dufner, R. von Stülpnagel, W. Burgard, and C. Hölscher (2014). Spatial Ambiguity in Indoor Environments – A Comparison Between the Human and the Robot Perspective of Spatial Ambiguity Identification. Proceedings of Spatial Cognition Conference 2014 Poster Presentations, Bremen, Germany.

T. Meilinger, J. Frankenstein, K. Watanabe, H.H. Bülthoff and C. Hölscher (2014). Map-based Reference Frames Are Used to Organize Memory of Subsequent Navigation Experience. Proceedings of Spatial Cognition Conference 2014 Poster Presentations, Bremen, Germany.

Dalton, N., Green, K., Dalton, R., Wiberg, M., Hölscher, C., Mathew, A., Schnädelbach, H., & Varoudis, T. (2014). Interaction and architectural space (workshop). CHI '14 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 29-32

Kuliga, S., & Hölscher, C. (2013). Exploring Aesthetic and Emotional Appraisal of a Real Building and a Corresponding Virtual Model. 10th Biennial Conference on Environmental Psychology, Magdeburg, Germany.

Schwarzkopf, S., von Stülpnagel, R., & Hölscher, C. (2013). We never walk alone – the influence of social interaction on wayfinding behavior. Poster at the 35th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (CogSci 13), August 2013, Berlin.

Frankenstein, J., C. Hölscher: Individual differences in 3D pointing performance between passengers and drivers. Poster at the 35th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (CogSci 13), August 2013, Berlin.

Kuliga, S., Von Stülpnagel, R., Hölscher, C. (2013). Self-contained placement of landmarks: effects on wayfinding performance and relations to space syntax in a virtual Tate Gallery London. 35th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Berlin, Germany

Büchner, S., & Hölscher, C. (2012) Attention, Behavior, Cognition – A new Method to Assess Direction Signs. Proceedings of IAPS 2012, Conference of the International Association of People-Environment Studies, Glasgow, June 2012

Dalton, N., Conroy Dalton, R., & Hoelscher, C. (2012). iPfad: an iPad App for the real-time recording and encoding of direct observations of wayfinding behaviour. Proceedings of IAPS 2012, Conference of the International Association of People-Environment Studies, Glasgow, June 2012.

Hoelscher, C., & Conroy Dalton, R. (2012). A useable building is a navigable building. Proceedings of IAPS 2012, Conference of the International Association of People-Environment Studies, Glasgow, June 2012.

Dalton, N, Green, K., Marshall, P., Dalton, R., Hölscher, C., Mathew, A., Kortuem, G, & Varoudis, T. (2012). Ar-CHI-tecture: Architecture and Interaction (workshop). CHI '12 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 2743-2746

Frankenstein, J., & Hölscher, C. (2011). Spatial Representation of Environmental and Geographical Space in Different Perspectives. Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (COGSCI 2011)

Hölscher, C., (2011). Usability in Architectural Design: User and Designer Perspectives of Orientation and Wayfinding. Paper presented at The Death and Life of Social Cultural Factors Conference, University of California, Berkeley, April 29 - May 1 .

Büchner, S., Hölscher, C., Kallert, G., Döring, V., & Wiener, J. (2011). Improving Airport Signage: Eye-Tracking for an Evidence-Based Design Approach. Paper presented at the EDRAMOVE workshop Design Implications of Spatial Cognition Research, EDRA Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, May 25.

Carlson, L., Hölscher, C., Shipley, T.F., & Dalton, R.C. (2011). A spatial cognition framework for understanding wayfinding in buildings. Paper presented at the EDRAMOVE workshop Design Implications of Spatial Cognition Research, EDRA Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, May 25.hnj

Dalton, R.C., Hölscher, C., Carlson, L., & Shipley, T.F. (2011). The Illegible Book Bunker: or is poetry antithetical to navigation? Paper presented at the EDRAMOVE workshop Design Implications of Spatial Cognition Research, EDRA Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, May 25.

Hölscher, C., Dalton, R.C., Peck, T., & Pawar, V. (2010). Predicting perception, memory and behavior with space syntax: Complexity of Corridor Layouts in Virtual Reality. Poster proceedings of DCC10, the 4th International Conference on Design Computing and Cognition, Design Computation and Cognition, Stuttgart/Germany.

Brösamle, M., & Hölscher, C. (2010). Wayfinding design with words and gestures. In Poster Proceedings of DCC10, the 4th International Conference on Design Computing and Cognition, 2010, Stuttgart, Germany.

Carlson, L., Shipley, T., Li, X.O., & Hoelscher, C. (2010). Learning a route through a virtual school: Dissociations between object and location memory. Paper presented at Unusual Bodies, Uncommon Behaviors: Implications for Embodied Views of Spatial Cognition, International workshop at Spatial Cognition 2010, August 2010, Mt. Hood, Oregon.

Buechner, S.J., Hölscher, C., Eckart, P., Hilpert. B., & Wiener, J. (2010). Evaluation of signs using eye-tracking. In Environmental Design Research Association EDRA 41 Proceedings.

Büchner, S.J., & Hölscher, C. (2010). Wayfinding Tasks and Heuristics. Poster presented at the Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, August 2010, Portland, Oregon.

Frankenstein, J., Büchner, S., Tenbrink, T., & Hölscher, C. (2010). Wayfinding decisions in buildings: Role of geometry and objects. Workshop „Spatial Behavior and Linguistic Representation” Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg, Delmenhorst, Germany.

Frankenstein, J., Büchner, S., Tenbrink, T., & Hölscher, C. (2010). How does interior design shape human navigation strategies in indoor environments? TeaP Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen 52, 16

Büchner, S. J., & Hölscher, C. (2009). Dynamic Landmark Placement for Spatial Learning. Poster presented at 50th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Boston, MA.

Hölscher, C. , Montello, D.R., Mavridou, M., & Büchner, S. J. (2009). Can Verbal Labels Facilitate the Comprehension of Layout Configuration? Poster presented at 50th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Boston, MA.

Hölscher, C., Nenci, A.-M., & Troffa, R. (2009). Environmental determinants of orientation and navigation. Symposium at ICSC 4th International Conference on Spatial Cognition, Rome (abstract).

Wiener, J.M., Hölscher, C., Büchner, S., & Konieczny, L. (2009). How the Geometry of Space controls Visual Attention during Wayfinding. Paper Presentation at ICSC 4th International Conference on Spatial Cognition, Rome.

Büchner, S., Wiener, J.M., & Hölscher, C. (2009). Location and task effects on route learning in a large-scale virtual environment. Paper Presentation at ICSC 4th International Conference on Spatial Cognition, Rome.

Hölscher, C., & Dalton, R.C. (2008). Assessment of Layout Complexity: Architectural Expertise and Viewing Perspective. In L. Urbas et al. (Eds.) KogWis 2008 9. Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Kognitionswissenschaft in Dresden (abstract).

Münzer, S., Hölscher, C., & Gramann, K. (2008). Entwicklung eines deutschen Fragebogens zur räumlichen Orientierung. In L. Urbas et al. (Eds.) KogWis 2008 9. Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Kognitionswissenschaft in Dresden (abstract).

Hölscher, C., Brösamle, M., & Büchner, S. J. (2008). Connecting Spatial Cognition Research to Architectural Design: The case of indoor wayfinding. IAPS 2008 International Association People-environment Studies Conference, Rome.

Brösamle, M., & Hölscher, C. (2008) How architecture overlooks orientation issues. Poster at Design Computing and Cognition Conference, DCC 2008.

Tenbrink, T., Hölscher, C., & Wiener, J. (2008). Route instructions at choice points. Spatial Language in Context: Computational and Theoretical Approaches to Situation Specific Meaning. Workshop at the International Conference Spatial Cognition 2008, September 15-19, 2008, Freiburg, Germany.

Dalton, R. C., Wilbertz, G., & Hölscher, C. (2008). Perceptions of Building-layout Complexity. Poster presented at International Conference Spatial Cognition 2008, Freiburg, Germany.

Mavridou, M., Hölscher, C., & Kalff, C. (2008). Route Cognition in Virtual Environments with different Building Height Configurations. Poster presented at International Conference Spatial Cognition 2008, Freiburg, Germany.

Büchner, S. J. & Hölscher, C. (2008). Sources of Information and Path Choices in Wayfinding. Poster presented at the EDRA 39 Conference, Veracruz, Mexico.

Brösamle, M., & Hölscher, C. (2008) The Architects’ Understanding of Human Navigation, in Proceedings of Workshop on Movement and Orientation in Built Environments: Evaluating Design Rationale and User Cognition at EDRA 2008, Veracruz, Mexico.

Hölscher, C., Büchner, S., & Brösamle, M. (2007). Evaluation of maps and signs as navigation aids in complex buildings. Paper presented at the 7th Biennial Conference on Environmental Psychology, Bayreuth, Germany, September 9-12 (abstract).

Hölscher, C., Büchner, S., & Brösamle, M. (2007). Navigation und Orientierung in komplexen mehrgeschossigen Gebäuden. In C. Frings et al. (Eds.) Kognitionsforschung 2007, Beiträge zur 8. Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Kognitionswissenschaft KogWis07 (abstract).

Büchner, S. J., & Hölscher, C. (2007). Inducing Hierarchical Representations of a Building. Poster presented at 48th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Long Beach, CA.

Willis, K., Hölscher, C., & Li, C. (2007). Differences in Spatial Knowledge Acquired from Maps and Mobile Maps.In C. Frings et al. (Eds.) Kognitionsforschung 2007, Beiträge zur 8. Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Kognitionswissenschaft KogWis07 (abstract).

Meilinger, T. Hölscher, C.. Wilbertz, G., Brösamle, M., Büchner, S. & Sprenger, H. (2007). Wie viel Information brauchen wir? Selbstlokalisation und Wege finden mit schematisierten Karten. Beiträge zur 49. Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen Teap 2007, p. 234.

Hölscher, C., Vrachliotis, G. & Brösamle, M. (2006). Design Cognition meets Wayfinding Cognition: How Architects support Orientation in Built Environments. In Poster Proceedings of DCC Design Computing & Cognition ’06, Eindhoven, July 10-12.

Hölscher, C., Vrachliotis, G. & Brösamle, M. (2006). Visuo-spatial Representations in Designing for Wayfinding: How do architects reason to anticipate user needs? vsdesign'06 - Constructing and understanding visuo-spatial representations in Design Thinking, Workshop at DCC Design Computing & Cognition ’06, Eindhoven, July 10-12. (extended abstract).

Büchner, S. & Hölscher, C. (2006). The science of signage - How empirical research can contribute to user-centered design. In Meldrena K. Chapin, editor, Proceedings of EDRA37 (Abstract), 2006.

Büchner, S. J., Hölscher, C., & Meilinger, T. (2006). "Wie komm' ich da jetzt hin?" - Der Einfluss von Navigationshilfen und Strategiewahl auf das Bewegungsverhalten in einem komplexen Gebäude. Talk at Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen (TeaP), Mainz.

Brösamle, M., Reinecke, L., & Hölscher, C. (2005). Cognition in Design: Using environmental analysis for the design of signage systems. Paper presented at the 6th Biennial Conference on Environmental Psychology, Bochum, Germany, September 19-21.

Hölscher, C., Meilinger, T., & Vrachliotis, G. (2005). Wayfinding in Complex Buildings: Cognition, Architecture, Environment. Paper presented at the 6th Biennial Conference on Environmental Psychology, Bochum, Germany, September 19-21.

Hölscher, C., Meilinger, T., Vrachliotis, G., & Brösamle, M. (2005). Maps, Room Numbers and Wayfinding Strategies: Investigations in a Vertically Complex Building. Poster Proceedings of COSIT'05 Conference On Spatial Information Theory, Ellicottville, New York, September 14-18.

Fischer-Ritter, H., Gantner, Z., Tessendorf, H., & Hölscher, C. (2005). Usability of Wikipedia. Proceedings of Wikimania 2005, Frankfurt, Germany. [available online: http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Transwiki:Wikimania05/Presentation-ZG1].

Dietrich, H., & Hoelscher, C. (2003). Real-time Site Monitoring of User Behavior for Personalization. Paper presented at CHI2003 Workshop on Designing Personalized User Experiences for eCommerce. April 2003, Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Hölscher, Christoph (2000). Benutzeradaptivität im personalisierten e-Business. Paper presented at ABIS-2000 Adaptivität und Benutzermodellierung in Interaktiven Softwaresystemen. Oktober 2000, Osnabrück.

Hoelscher, C., & Strube, G. (1999). Searching on the Web: Two Types of Expertise. Poster presented at the 22nd International ACM- SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval. August 1999. Berkeley, CA

Hoelscher, C., & Strube, G. (1999). The Role of Knowledge in WWW Search: differences in IR skills and domain expertise. Paper presented at the 10th Mini EURO Conference Human Centered Processes - HCP, September 1999, Brest, France

Hoelscher, C. (1999). Informationssuche im World Wide Web - Messung von Benutzerverhalten [Information Seeking on the World Wide Web - measuring user behavior]. Paper presented at GOR99 - German Online Research meeting, October 1999, Nuernberg, Germany

Hoelscher, C. (1998). How Internet Experts Search For Information On The Web. In H. Maurer & R.G. Olson (Eds.), Proceedings of WebNet98 - World Conference of the WWW, Internet & Intranet. Charlottesville, VA: AACE.

Lay, K., Hölscher, C., Renz, J. (1998). 4. Frühjahrstreffen der kognitionswissenschaftlichen Graduiertenkollegs Freiburg, Hamburg und Saarbrücken. Kognitionswissenschaft 7(2): 91-91.

Hoelscher, C., Hemforth, B., & Konieczny, L. (1997). Subject-Verb-Agreement in German: Production and Comprehension Experiments in Comparison. Poster presented at 10th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, March 1997, Santa Monica, CA

Hoelscher, C., Hemforth, B., & Konieczny, L. (1996). Subjekt-Verb-Kongruenz in Produktion und Rezeption. Paper presented at the 2. Fachtagung der Gesellschaft fuer Kognitionswissenschaft, Hamburg, Germany.

Hoelscher, C., Hemforth, B., Konieczny, L., & Schulz, T. (1996). Subject-Verb Agreement in Production and Comprehension. In J. Hoffmann & A. Sebald (Eds.): Cognitive Psychology in Europe. Proceedings of the Ninth Conference of the European Society for Cognitive Psychology (p.76). Wuerzburg, Germany: Pabst Science Publishers.

Hoelscher, C., Hemforth, B., Konieczny, L., & Schulz, T. (1996). Subject-Verb Agreement in German: Evidence from Production and Comprehension Experiments. Poster presented at the Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing Conference (AmLAP-96), Torino, Italy.

 

Reports

Bhatt, M., Hölscher, C., & Shipley, T.F. (Eds.). (2012). Spatial Cognition for Architectural Design - SCAD 2011 Symposium Proceedings, SFB/TR 8 Report No. 029-08/2012.
(http://www.sfbtr8.spatial-cognition.de/papers/SFB_TR8Rep029-08_2012.pdf)

Dara-Abrams, D., Hölscher, C., Dalton, R.C., & Turner, A. (Eds.). (2012).
Environmental Modeling: Using Space Syntax in Spatial Cognition Research - Proceedings of the Workshop at Spatial Cognition 2010, Mt. Hood, Oregon, SFB/TR 8 Report No. 026-12/2010.
(http://www.sfbtr8.spatial-cognition.de/papers/SFB_TR8Rep026-12_2010.pdf)

Hölscher, C. (Ed.). (2008). Spatial Cognition 2008: Poster Presentations. SFB/TR 8 Report No. 016-08/2008. (http://www.sfbtr8.spatial-cognition.de/papers/SFB_TR%208%20Rep%20016-08_2008.pdf)

Haq, S., Hölscher, C., & Torgrude, S. (Eds.). (2008). Movement and Orientation in Built Environments: Evaluating Design Rationale and User Cognition. SFB/TR 8 Report No. 015-05/2008. (http://www.sfbtr8.spatial-cognition.de/papers/SFB_TR%208%20Rep%20015-05_2008.pdf)

Barkowsky, T., Bilda, Z., Hölscher, C., & Vrachliotis, G. (Eds.). (2007). Spatial Cognition in Architectural Design: Anticipating User Behavior, Layout Legibility, and Route Instructions in the Planning Process. SFB/TR 8 Report No. 014-09/2007. (http://www.sfbtr8.spatial-cognition.de/papers/SFB_TR%208%20Rep%20014-09_2007.pdf)

 

Dissertation/Habilitation

Hölscher, Christoph (2009). Wayfinding in Architectural Space: Cognitive Strategies and Environmental Features. Kumulative Habilitationsschrift zur Erlangung der Venia Legendi in Psychologie., Albert-Ludwigs-Univ. Freiburg i. Br.

Hölscher, Christoph (2000). Informationssuche im Internet: Web-Expertise und Wissenseinflüsse. [information search on the Internet: Web expertise and impact of knowledge] Doctoral Dissertation, Albert-Ludwigs-Univ. Freiburg i. Br.

 

 
 
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