Category: Research

HoloFlex: a flexible smartphone with a lightfield display

Oct 22, 2016 - HCI, Interactive systems, Interfaces, Kingston, Research - 0 Comments - Standard

One of the papers from the Human Media Lab accepted to the ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology Symposium (UIST 2016) in Japan, describes HoloFlex, a light-field-enables flexible smartphone. HoloFlex sends different light rays to multiple angles, allowing the device to display stereoscopic and motion-parallax-enabled 3D imagery. Additionally, bend sensors offer new ways […]

WhammyPhone: a bendable smartphone-based music controller

Oct 22, 2016 - HCI, Interactive systems, Interfaces, Kingston, Music, Research - 0 Comments - Standard

Close to finish my postdoctoral fellowship at the Human Media Lab, two of our papers were accepted at the ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology Symposium (UIST 2016) in Japan. One of them is a demo called WhammyPhone, a prototype illustrating the possible applications of flexible smartphone technology for software synthesizer control.

Do humans place too much trust in robots?

Jun 09, 2016 - Comic, HCI, Research - 0 Comments - Standard

Do humans place too much trust in robots? Harvard researcher Serena Booth ran a study to answer this question. Apparently some people consider small, non-human-shaped robots very trustworthy, specially if they deliver cookies. Please read the link for more details. (Cartoon commentary is mine.)

ReFlex in CTV News, Ottawa

Mar 29, 2016 - HCI, Kingston, Research - 0 Comments - Standard

Today Eric Longley from CTV News (Ottawa) visited the Human Media Lab to find out about ReFlex. I answered some questions for about the project, its development and its future.

Understanding mobile search & app interactions

May 01, 2015 - HCI, Research, talks and presentations - 0 Comments - Standard

(Slideshare deck courtesy of Karen Church) Last Wednesday April 22th, I presented the paper “An in-situ study of mobile search and app interactions”, during a session chaired by Matt Jones and titled “Understanding Everyday Use of Mobile Phones”. This took place in Seoul, South Korea, during the International Conference on Human Factors in Camputing Systems, […]

CHI2015 highlights (updated)

Apr 30, 2015 - Research, talks and presentations - 0 Comments - Standard

This is some sort of log or diary of all the activities I attended during the Conference of Human Factors in Computing Systems–CHI2015 in Seoul, Korea. I also had the pleasure to present two papers, “An In-Situ Study of Mobile App & Mobile Search Interactions” (part of my PhD dissertation) and “To Call or to Recall? That’s […]