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Deformable, shape-changing and wearable devices for the workplace
January 28 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EST
Speaker: Audrey Girouard
Abstract: Deformable and shape-changing devices offer users the ability to physically manipulate objects to interact with them. By combining flexible electronic technologies with human computer interaction, we can study how changing the form factor of digital devices can offer new interaction techniques to users. When wearable, devices can integrate on the body or on clothes to make this interaction more ubiquitous. These devices offer interaction opportunities in many domains, including in the workplace, and for many groups of users, including people with disabilities. In this conversation, I will discuss research on deformables and wearables conducted at Carleton University’s Creative Interactions Lab.
Bio: Audrey Girouard is an associate professor in the School of Information Technology at Carleton University. She teaches in the Interactive Multimedia and Design undergraduate program, in the master’s of Human Computer Interaction graduate program, and in the master and PhD in information technology, specialized in digital media graduate programs. Girouard’s work pioneers novel interaction techniques with emerging user interfaces through software and hardware design, development and evaluation. Her research focuses on deformable user interactions, flexible displays, and bend gesture inputs. She has recently received a Technology Achievement Award from Partners in Research, an Early Researcher Award from the Ontario’s Ministry of Research and Innovation, and a Research Achievement Award from Carleton University.
Where: Zoom Meeting Password: 920905