HCI Seminar Series • On the Productivity Limits of Immersive InterfacesExport this event to calendar

Friday, March 6, 2020 — 1:00 PM EST

Barrett Ens, Department of Human Centred Computing
Monash University, Australia

Recently available Immersive AR and VR systems have built on over 3 decades of research. Despite impressive technical advances and a large vocabulary of 3D interaction techniques, immersive systems have only recently advanced to the point where it is possible to consider detailed interaction with complex systems. Immersive Analytics provides a ‘playground’ for such interaction with requirements for precise selection, navigation, and numerous operations. 

This talk begins by discussing the state of current immersive interfaces and what the future holds. I then discuss several recent research projects that push the boundaries of productive interaction in immersive analytics.


Bio: Barrett Ens is an Assistant Professor at Monash University and a member of the Immersive Analytics Research Lab. While completing his PhD at the University of Manitoba, Barrett undertook two research internships with the User Interface Research Group at Autodesk Research. He later held an NSERC Postdoctoral Research Fellowship as a member of the Empathic Computing Lab at the University of South Australia. Barrett’s current research focuses on interacting with data in immersive environments, with an aim of improving the productivity of interaction to enable more complex and useful systems.

Location 
DC - William G. Davis Computer Research Centre
2568
200 University Avenue West

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
Canada

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