Real Time Knowledge Capture and Feedback in Design Workspaces

From The Theme SMART OFFICE WORKFLOWS WHAT IF What if we could capture knowledge and interactions in real time, in order to better understand team interaction and workflow? WHAT WE SET OUT TO DO We set out to develop a knowledge capture and reuse system that enables real-time analysis and feedback for design workspaces. Our […]

Interaction Using Situated Spatial Gestures

From The Theme
 KNOWLEDGE WORKER PRODUCTIVITY WHAT IF What if we could improve interfaces for context, comprehension and human-machine performance, in order to develop machines that could sense and respond to people’s movements and behaviors? WHAT WE SET OUT TO DO We set out to improve human-machine interaction by enabling machines to detect and respond […]

High Speed 3D Shape Digitization Using Projected Light Patterns

From The Theme SENSING AND COMPUTING WHAT IF What if we could quickly determine and track the 3D shape of a moving or deforming object? WHAT WE SET OUT TO DO We set out to address one of the central problems in computer vision – the ability digitize an object at high speed. Rapid digitization […]

Force Input Device for Graphical Environment Tweaking (FIDGET)

From The Theme SENSING AND COMPUTING WHAT IF What if we could provide natural interactions with 3D environments? WHAT WE SET OUT TO DO We set out to develop a handheld physical input device that would allow designers to use their dexterity—the whole hand, both hands, perhaps even the whole body— in interacting with graphical […]

Spatial Meaning Constraints in Visual Language Reading

From The Theme SOCIAL AND COMPUTING SCIENCES WHAT IF What if we could study how people process text and images in order to better understand the parameters of visual language? WHAT WE SET OUT TO DO We set out to explore the perceptual constraints available for processing meaning from the textual and spatial features of […]

Revealing and Using Emotion Detection

From The Theme HUMAN MACHINE INTERACTION AND SENSING WHAT IF? What if we could develop systems and algorithms that sense and communicate human emotions accurately and appropriately? WHAT WE SET OUT TO DO We set out to investigate fundamental issues surrounding how systems should handle emotion detection, including optimal approaches for revealing emotional information. We […]