IxDAHel x Aalto University: Emerging Interactive Technologies

The renowned interaction designers community, Interaction Design Association Helsinki (IxDA Helsinki), had their monthly meetup event in collaboration with HCI Helsinki at Aalto University on the 21st of May. The theme was “Emerging Interactive Technologies: What’s Coming up in 5 Years?” with topics in Body, Motion & Physicality; Algorithms & Future of Interaction Design; Symbiosis of Humans and Computers.

The speakers of the event shared their research topics in HCI and the technologies that enabled the interaction. Prof. Antti Oulasvirta presented on-skin devices and other kinds of unconventional interactions, and discussed his goals of building automatic interface creation and evaluation systems using mathematics. Tuomas Vaittinen shared their studies in exploring jogging behavior and the technologies that could increase users’ awareness of the environment. Dr. Raine Kajastila brought the audience to a new domain of audio/visually augmented exercise and sports training environment. Prof. Giulio Jacucci presented projects under the theme of Interactive Search Technology deploying various modality to not only improve efficiency but also enhance user experience. Last but not least, Dr. Eve Hoggan presented how she designs shape changing interface for the next generation, inspired by sea cucumbers.

The event ended with demos and discussions.

IMG_1822

Prof. Antti Oulasvirta hosted the event and presented their latest research.

IMG_1834

The venue was filled with enthusiastic HCI researchers and interaction design practitioners.

IMG_1868

The demo of Augmented Climbing Wall from Dr. Raine Kajastila.

IMG_1881

Prof. Giulio Jacucci in presenting searching techniques with different modalities in various context.

Schedule & speakers as follows:
18.00 – 18.10 Welcome

18.10 – 18.25 Prof. Antti Oulasvirta

18.25 – 18.40 Tuomas Vaittinen

18.40 – 19.00 Dr. Raine Kajastila

19.00 – 19.15 Prof. Giulio Jacucci

19.15 – 19.30 Dr. Eve Hoggan

19.30 –           Demo and discussion

 



Categories: Events

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: