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25th October at 1-2pm
MVB room 0.3 (SPHERE).
Deformable inputs offer users the ability to physically manipulate a device for system interaction. We combine flexible electronic technologies with human computer interaction to study how changing the form factor of digital devices can offer new interaction techniques to users. In this talk, I will present research on deformable user interactions conducted at Carleton University’s Creative Interactions Lab, discussing interaction techniques and applications, and showing how such devices may have an important impact for specialized users.
Audrey Girouard is an associate professor in the School of Information Technology at Ottawa’s Carleton University, director of the Creative Interactions Lab and of the Collaborative Learning of Usability Experiences training program. Specializing in next generation interactions, her current research focuses on deformable devices and wearables. Her work has applications in health, accessibility, gaming, creative input, and mobile devices.