In this comic, Rubaiat gets into his motivation and process for creating such tools and offers inspiration for all researchers, UX designers and software developers. Beyond that, it's a great read and you can have a taste of it below!
The CHI conference showcases the very best advances in computer science, cognitive psychology, design, social science, human factors, artificial intelligence, graphics, visualization, multi-media design and more is approaching with Autodesk participating both as a proud sponsor and presenter. The theme for CHI 2015 is "Crossings": crossing borders, crossing boundaries, crossing disciplines, crossing people and technology, crossing past and future, crossing physical and digital, crossing art and science, … crossing you and me.
This year Autodesk Research has three papers receiving Honorable Mentions (the top 5% of all submissions):
Fraser Anderson, Tovi Grossman, Daniel Wigdor (Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto) and George Fitzmaurice look at ways to conceal your usage of mobile devices and stay connected without offending your co-workers.
There has been a longstanding concern within HCI that even though we are accumulating great innovations in the field, we rarely see these innovations develop into products. Our panel brings together HCI researchers from academia and industry who have been directly involved in technology transfer of one or more HCI innovations. They will share their experiences around what it takes to transition an HCI innovation from the lab to the market, including issues around time commitment, funding, resources, and business expertise. More importantly, our panelists will discuss and debate the tensions that we (researchers) face in choosing design and evaluation methods that help us make an HCI research contribution versus what actually matters when we go to market.
Parmit K Chilana, Management Sciences, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada
Mary P Czerwinski, Microsoft Research, Redmond, United States
Tovi Grossman, Autodesk Research, Toronto, Canada
Chris Harrison, Human-Computer Interaction Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, United States
Ranjitha Kumar, Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, United States
Patrick Baudisch, Hasso Plattner Institute, Potsdam, Germany
Shumin Zhai, Research @ Google, Mountain View, United States