What do wearable computers and digital fabrication have in common? They are both readily available but remain difficult to use. In this talk, I will discuss the work in the Future Everyday Technology Research Lab (FETLab) around increasing the speed of interaction with these devices: for mobile devices, from seconds to sub-second speeds, and with fabrication devices from hours to minutes.
Dr. Daniel Ashbrook is an Assistant Professor in the Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences at the Rochester Institute of Technology. He earned his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology and worked at Nokia Research and Samsung before returning to academia. He founded and directs the Future Everday Technology Research Lab (FETLab). His research focuses on new interaction techniques, devices, and applications, most recently for helping non-experts more easily understand and use digital fabrication technology. He also conducts research into non-obtrusive interaction techniques for wearable and mobile computing devices.
Faculty Host: Jen Mankoff
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