Gerrit Grunwald

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Gerrit Grunwald is a software engineer with more than ten years of experience in software development. He is a true believer in open source and has participated in popular projects like as well as his own projects (TilesFX, Medusa, Enzo, SteelSeries Swing, SteelSeries Canvas).

Gerrit blogs regularly at, he is an active member of the Java community, where he founded and leads the Java User Group Münster (Germany), is a JavaOne rockstar and Java Champion. He is a speaker at conferences and user groups internationally and writes for several magazines.

Twitter: @hansolo_

Multi Device Controls - A different approach to UX

Everybody knows boring form based user interfaces. What if one would add mobile devices to improve the UX of desktop- or web-applications? In a research project at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland we have tried to address this topic in a totally different way. Usually you would expect to rework the UI and make it more fancy but here the idea is to enhance controls in a way that they can be remote controlled by a mobile device. As an example you can think about a text input field that gets the focus and the actual data input is done on a mobile phone.

This session will give you an overview about the concept and will show you some results of the research project as demos.