Design Informatics Research Seminar: Aaron Quigley


  • Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 16:00 to 17:00

As part of the Design Informatics seminar series we are please to host Professor Aaron Quigley from the University of St Andrews. UDisplays are all around us, on and around our body, fixed and mobile, bleeding into the very fabric of our day to day lives. Displays come in many forms such as smart watches, head-mounted displays or tablets and fixed, mobile, ambient and public displays. However, we know more about the displays connected to our devices than they know about us. Displays and the devices they are connected to, are largely ignorant of the context in which they sit including knowing physiological, environmental and computational state. The display elements on and around us need to be better understood as an adaptive display ecosystem rather than simply pixels.

In this talk we review a number of aspects of displays in terms of how we can model, measure, predict and adapt how people can use displays in a myriad of settings. The talk draws on a number of studies from our recent UMAP, UIST, MobileHCI, IUI, AVI and CHI papers. We will explore the problems inherent in interaction when the screen size of a device gets larger or smaller and one-handed use is expected. The talk will showcase systems including MultiFi, WatchMI, Sidetap, WatchMouse, RadarCat and SWiM.

Professor Aaron Quigley is the Chair of Human Computer Interaction in the School of Computer Science at the University of St Andrews, UK and the director of SACHI, the St Andrews Human Computer Interaction research group (http://sachi.cs.st-andrews.ac.uk/). Aaron’s research interests include surface and multi-display computing, human computer interaction, pervasive and ubiquitous computing and information visualisation. He is the new ACM SIGCHI Vice President for Conferences and the papers co-chair for IUI 2018 in Tokyo, Japan. He has published over 135 internationally peer-reviewed publications including edited volumes, journal papers, book chapters, conference and workshop papers and holds 3 patents. In addition he has served on over 80 program committees and has been involved in chairing roles of over 20 international conferences and workshops including UIST, ITS, CHI, Pervasive, UbiComp, Tabletop, LoCA, UM, I-HCI, BCS HCI and MobileHCI.

Talk is free to attend and all welcome.

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