Holger is a principal scientist at Adobe Systems, Inc. He enjoys combining his fondness of creative expression (drawing, sketching, and design) with the challenges of user-centric applications, particularly for novices. In his research, he works to enable casual and aspiring creatives, by lowering the point of entry and learning curve of digital art creation tools. Holger obtained his PhD in computer science from Northwestern University in 2006. Previously, he spent several years in South Africa at the University of Cape Town and Rhodes University in Grahamstown, where he received his M.Sc. in Computer Science and his B.Sc. (Hons.) in Computer Science and Physics with applied electronics. He is a member of ACM and ACM SIGGRAPH.

For a complete list of publications, please see his private research page.


Supporting In-Person Discussions around Iterations in User Interface Design

O'Leary, J., Winnemöller, H., Li, W., Dontcheva, M., Dixon, M. (Apr. 16, 2018)

Proceedings of ACM Conference on Human Factors and Computing Systems (SIGCHI)

How2Sketch: generating easy-to-follow tutorials for sketching 3D objects

Hennessey, J., Liu, H., Winnemöller, H., Dontcheva, M., Mitra, N. (Feb. 27, 2017)

ACM SIGGRAPH Symposium on Interactive 3D Graphics and Games (I3D)

DiscoverySpace: Suggesting Actions in Complex Software

Fraser, C., Dontcheva, M., Winnemöller, H., Ehrlich, S., Klemmer, S. (Jun. 6, 2016)

ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS)

Recognizing Image Style

Karayev, S., Hertzmann, A., Winnemöller, H., Agarwala, A., Darrell, T. (Sep. 1, 2014)

BMVC 2014

WYSIWYG Stereo Painting

Kim, Y., Winnemöller, H., Lee, S. (Mar. 21, 2013)

In Proc. I3D 2013: ACM Symposium on Interactive 3D Graphics and Games , March 21-23, 2013

NPR in the Wild

Winnemöller, H. (Jan. 7, 2013)

Rosin, P., Collomosse, J. (Eds.), Image and Video-Based Artistic Stylisation . Springer, Volume 42, pp 353--374.

XDoG: An eXtended Difference-of-Gaussians Compendium including Advanced Image Stylization

Winnemöller, H., Olsen, S., Kyprianidis, J. (Oct. 12, 2012)

Computers & Graphics, 36(6), pp. 740--753.

XDoG: Advanced Image Stylization with eXtended Difference-of-Gaussians

Winnemöller, H. (Aug. 4, 2011)

NPAR 2011 – Symposium on Non-Photorealistic Animation and Rendering – Aug. 5-7 (co-hosted with SIGGRAPH 2011)

Creating Collections with Automatic Suggestions and Example-Based Refinement

Secord, A., Winnemöller, H., Li, W., Dontcheva, M. (Feb. 1, 2010)

ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST)

Texture Design and Draping in 2D Images

Winnemöller, H., Orzan, A., Boissieux, L., Thollot, J. (Feb. 1, 2009)

Computer Graphics Forum (EGSR'09) , 28(4), 1091-1099

Diffusion curves: A vector Representation for Smooth-shaded Images

Bousseau, A., Orzan, A., Winnemöller, H., Barla, P., Thollot, J., Salesin, D. (Feb. 22, 2008)

ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proc. SIGGRAPH) , 27(3), 92:1 - 92:8

Stylized Vector Art from 3D Models with Region Support

Eisemann, E., Winnemöller, H., Hart, J., Salesin, D. (Feb. 1, 2008)

Computer Graphics Forum (EGSR'08) , 27(4), 1199-1207

Using NPR to Evaluate Perceptual Shape Cues in Dynamic Environments

Winnemöller, H., Feng, D., Gooch, B., Suzuki, S. (Nov. 27, 2007)

In NPAR '07: Proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on Non-photorealistic Animation and Rendering , 85–92

Real-time video abstraction

Winnemöller, H., Olsen, S., Gooch, B. (Sep. 20, 2006)

ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proc. Siggraph) , 25(3), 1221–1226

Perceptually-motivated non-photorealistic graphics

Winnemöller, H. (Apr. 17, 2006)

PhD Thesis, Northwestern University

Light waving: Estimating light positions from photographs alone

Winnemöller, H., Mohan, A., Tumblin, J., Gooch, B. (Oct. 4, 2005)

Computer Graphics Forum , 24(3), 433–438

Rendering optimisations for stylised sketching

Winnemöller, H., Bangay, S. (Feb. 15, 2003)

In ACM Afrigraph 2003: 2nd International Conference on Computer Graphics, Virtual Reality and Visualization in Africa , 117–122

Geometric approximations towards free specular comic shading

Winnemöller, H., Bangay, S. (Feb. 1, 2002)

Computer Graphics Forum , 21(3), 309–316