Deformable user interactions: techniques and applications

Deformable user interactions: techniques and applications 2020-11-26T10:19:32+00:00

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25th October at 1-2pm
MVB room 0.3 (SPHERE).

Audrey Girouard

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.

Forthcoming Seminars

Pedro Lopes – 3rd December
Integrating interactive devices with the body

Previous Seminars

Susanne Kirchner – 22nd October
This just felt to me like the right thing to do”: Decision-Making Experiences of Parents of Young Children
Ana Javornik – 5th November
Augmented reality mirror and the self
Petr Slovak – 30th January
Smart toys and Alexa-driven parenting
Prof Markus Löchtefeld – 9th January
Prototyping Transparent and Flexible Electrochromic Displays
Emilie Giles – 14th February
Weaving Lighthouses and Stitching Stories
Michael Proulx – 28th February
The role of visual experience for spatial cognition
Alan Dix – 17th January
Sufficient Reason: Machine Learning Bias and the Artificial Intelligence Explainability Toolkit
Marc Teyssier – 3rd December at 2-3pm
Robotics-augmented Smartphones
Duncan Brumby – 29th November at 1-2pm
Reflections on the Value of HCI Research Training
Audrey Girouard – 25th October at 1-2pm
Deformable user interactions: techniques and applications
Joel Eaton – 6th September 1-2pm
Building creative systems for users with severe motor disabilities
Marcos Serrano and Sandra Bardot – 10th July, 11-12pm
Facilitating interaction with large data spaces: novel devices and non-visual techniques