Johannes Harms

Project Manager and UI Designer

Johannes works in project management,
usability engineering and UI design.

“ We all like well-designed things. For most of us, this extends to easy-to-use software. ”

About

Project manager, consultant and usability engineer with RISE GmbH since 2009.

PhD in human-computer interaction (HCI) / web form design with the DECO research group at Vienna University of Technology.

Master in Computer Science and Bachelor in Media Informatics, both at Vienna University of Technology.

I also studied theology at Capernwray Bible School and Vienna University but eventually chose to focus on human aspects of computing, as in human-computer interaction and IT project management.

Industrial Experience

Project management, customer coordination, lead of requirements engineering, scrum master.

Design, UI and UX for web and mobile applications. Mockups and visual design.

Experienced in small and large projects - including big applications with well over 100 screens for web and mobile devices.

Teaching

Guest lecturer at Vienna University of Technology with the DECO research group. Lectures, presentations and seminars about user interface design, usability engineering, and web engineering.

(Co-)supervisor of over 30 bachelor and master theses.

Research

Publications from my research in Human-Computer Interaction with the DECO research group at Vienna University of Technology, where I have written my PhD.

Wimmer, C. , Biegler, S. , Harms, Johannes , Kappel, K. , Grechenig, T. (2018) SQT: A tool for the automated measurement of respondent behaviour and response quality in health-related gamified online surveys . In SeGAH 2018 IEEE 6th International Conference on Serious Games and Applications for Health. IEEE.
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Baldauf, Matthias Adegeye, F. Alt, F. Harms, J. (2016) Your browser is the controller: advanced web-based smartphone remote controls for public screens. In PerDis '16 Proceedings of the 5th ACM International Symposium on Pervasive Displays. ACM.
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Harms, Johannes (2016) Past, Present, and Future of Form-based User Interfaces: Innovative Design for Evolving the `Form' User Interface Metaphor. PhD thesis, Faculty of Informatics at the Vienna University of Technology.
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Harms, Johannes , Seitz, D. , Wimmer, C. , Kappel, K. , Grechenig, T. (2015) Low-Cost Gamification of Online Surveys: Improving the User Experience through Achievement Badges. In CHI PLAY '15, Proceedings of the 2nd ACM SIGCHI annual symposium on Computer-human interaction in play. ACM.
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Harms, Johannes , Biegler, S. , Wimmer, C. , Kappel, K. , Grechenig, T. (2015) Gamification of Online Surveys: Design Process, Case Study, and Evaluation - INTERACT 2015, volume 9296 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 214-231. Springer.
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Harms, Johannes , Kratky, M. , Wimmer, C. , Kappel, K. , Grechenig, T. (2015) Navigation in Long Forms on Smartphones: Scrolling worse than Tabs, Menus, and Collapsible Fieldsets - INTERACT 2015, volume 9296 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer.
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Harms, Johannes , Wimmer, C. , Kappel, K. , Grechenig, T. (2014) Gamification of Online Surveys: Conceptual Foundations and a Design Method based on the MDA Framework. In Proceedings of the 8th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction: Fun, Fast, Foundational. ACM.
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Harms, Johannes , Wimmer, C. , Kappel, K. , Grechenig, T. (2014) Design Space for Focus+Context Navigation in Web Forms. In Proceedings of the EICS '14 ACM Symposium on Engineering Interactive Computing Systems. ACM.
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Harms, Johannes (2013) Research Goals for Evolving the ‘Form’ User Interface Metaphor towards more Interactivity. Human Factors in Computing and Informatics, volume 7946 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 819–822. Springer.
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Harms, Johannes (2010) An online wayfinding aid for the vienna university of technology. Master’s thesis, Faculty of Informatics at the Vienna University of Technology.
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Harms, Johannes (2008) Räumliche Datenbanken und GML. Bachelor Thesis, Faculty of Informatics at the Vienna University of Technology.
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Awards and Memberships

  • Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) according to the Project Management Institute (PMI).
  • Best doctoral consortium paper. Award won for my paper "Research goals for evolving the 'form' user interface metaphor towards more interactivity". SouthCHI conference, 2013.
  • TUTheTop Alumnus. Member of the TuTheTop high potential programme in 2012/13. Member of the TuTheTop Alumni Club.
  • Graduated with distinction in bachelor, master and phd studies.