10th July at 11-12pm
MVB room 0.3 (SPHERE).
Marcos Serrano and Sandra Bardot
Title: Facilitating interaction with large data spaces: novel devices and non-visual techniques
Abstract: In this talk we will present some of the latest research projects carried at the ELIPSE group (IRIT Lab, University of Toulouse, France) around interaction with large data spaces, with a specific focus on two main aspects: novel devices for multidimensional interaction, and non-visual techniques for exploring spatial data. We first present the design, development and evaluation of a novel multi-DOF device, the Roly-Poly Mouse, a rolling input device that combines the advantages of the mouse (position displacement) and of 3D devices (roll and rotation). We demonstrate the use of our device for 3D pointing and docking, and for interaction with a novel menu technique, called Rolling-Menu, for selecting toolbar items. Then, we present our work on the use of wearables to assist visually impaired people to explore virtual maps.
Marcos Serrano is assistant professor at the University of Toulouse and at the Toulouse Institute of Computer Science Research (IRIT), France. Marcos’ research initially focused on the design of interactive systems and more specifically on the rapid prototyping of multimodal interfaces. He proposed both the conceptual models and the software tools for exploring the design space of interactive applications. More recently his research is dedicated to designing novel interaction techniques in the field of mobile and ubiquitous computing. His most recent projects cover interaction with head-mounted displays, mobile true-3D interfaces and public displays.
Sandra Bardot is a PhD student at the IRIT Lab (University of Toulouse) under the supervision of Christophe Jouffrais and Marcos Serrano. Her work focuses on the design and evaluation of interaction techniques that assist visually impaired people to explore virtual maps using wearables. These techniques provide users with information from a map relying on located audio and vibratory feedback. Her work is part of the AccessiMap national research project. AccessiMap is a multidisciplinary and innovative project with elements of fundamental and applied research. Its goal is to improve access to maps for the visually impaired, through the design of suitable non-visual interactions based on Open Data. The project addresses different situations (training, home, mobility) through a diversity of surfaces and interactions.