Physical information spaces, in context

Start Time: 

Friday, November 9, 2012 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Manning Hall room 208

Speaker:  Rob St Amant
Title:  Physical information spaces, in context

Abstract:
Human-computer interaction has undergone enormous change over the past two decades. From analyzing graphical user interfaces on desktop computers we have moved on, trying to understand how people work, play, and collaborate using mobile phones, tablets, and an wide range of other computational devices in more natural environments. In this talk I'll describe three projects in my HCI lab: how people might interact with "responsive" networked devices in a large-scale environment; a system that makes graphical information (such as maps) accessible to people with vision impairment; and preliminary work on support for mobile search.

Bio:
Rob St. Amant is an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science at North Carolina State University. His current research is on human-computer interaction and cognitive modeling; he was a member of the steering committee for the International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces (IUI) from 2007 to 2012, and he is currently on the executive committee for the Conference on Behavior Representation in Modeling and Simulation (BRIMS). His past research has included topics in embodied interaction, software agents, and robotics and animal tool use.