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7 Papers accepted to CHI 2014

By | 2014-02-19T12:16:48+00:00 February 19th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Bristol Interaction and Graphics group will present seven papers and notes at ACM CHI 2014. The papers range in topics from collaborative brain-computer interfaces to shape-changing interfaces covering our sense of vision, touch, taste and smell. The following are our 7 papers and notes SensaBubble: A Chrono-Sensory Mid-Air Display of Sight and Smell MisTable: Reach-through

Different ways people relate to leaderboards

By | 2014-02-14T09:17:04+00:00 February 14th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Our CSCW2014 work on different ways people relate to leaderboards is featured as today's Follow the Crowd blog article. Some people relate to them competitively - and can find it motivating or demotivating depending on their performance. But interestingly some use it not as a means of competition, but rather as a means of judging if they

BIG researcher in mock Mars mission.

By | 2014-02-11T10:33:19+00:00 February 11th, 2014|Uncategorized|

BIG researcher Sue Ann Seah recently participated in a two-week Mars simulation expedition as part of MarsCrew 134 at the Mars Desert Research Station located in the Utah desert. Working together with Anne Roudaut, Sriram Subramanian and Marianna Obrist (University of Sussex), the research project aims at studying the current limitations that astronauts face when

Magicians in residence on BBC Click

By | 2013-12-23T18:49:16+00:00 December 23rd, 2013|Uncategorized|

Following on from BIG Lab projects Mistable and Ultrahaptics in last month's BBC Click programme, our collaboration with the Pervasive Media Studio has featured in the BBC Click Christmas episode. See Jarrod and Pete helping Kieron and Stuart make some magical performances on the BBC News channel, or at any time on iPlayer if you

Christmas in the BIG lab

By | 2013-12-17T16:31:58+00:00 December 17th, 2013|Uncategorized|

Ho Ho Ho! It's Christmas in the BIG lab and everybody was here to participate in the 2013 edition of the secret santa! "Sri Claus" came down from the chimney to bring each of us a hamper bag with delicious surprises, and we all finish around the improvised buffet.

SensaBubble brings Christmas to the Watershed

By | 2013-12-09T15:38:58+00:00 December 9th, 2013|Uncategorized|

  The BIG Lab took SensaBubble to the Watershed on Friday evening, 6th December 2013, for a bit of festive fun. SensaBubble is an ambient notification system; creating scented smoke-filled bubbles, tracking and projecting onto them. During the evening, SensaBubble created bubbles filled with the scent of Christmas pudding and projected festive colours onto them,

Shidoheddo wins social robotics competition

By | 2013-10-30T17:29:35+00:00 October 30th, 2013|Uncategorized|

Shidoheddo, "the sociable robot with a plant for a brain" has won first place in the International Conference on Social Robotics design competition. The conceptual design for the robot, a mix between a bonsai and a Tamagotchi, was presented as a magazine advert (shown above) and created by illustrator Louise Cunningham and BIG researcher Peter Bennett. More info on

Ultrahaptics at UIST Symposium this week

By | 2013-10-09T08:48:58+01:00 October 9th, 2013|Uncategorized|

BIG's Ultrahaptics project  creates the feeling of 3D objects in mid air using ultrasound. Tom Carter and the project team will be showcasing this exciting work at the User Interface Systems and Technology conference (UIST) in the University of St Andrews this week. There will be a demonstration from 7pm today, Wednesday 9 October at the