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SEMINAR 30th October: James Eagan - Making Software Softer: Enriching the Human-Software Interface

Publication date:

 Wednesday 30th October 2013 at 3pm in B32, Gordon Square (26)

Making Software Softer: Enriching the Human-Software Interface

Software is designed with a particular model in mind of how it will be used.  But what happens when that model doesn't perfectly align with an individual user's needs?  In this talk, I present my work on Runtime Toolkit Overloading, an approach that allows third-party software developers to modify the interaction and behavior of existing software applications without access to their underlying source code.  I will present abstractions provided by this approach as well as mechanisms for implementing them in existing environments.  I will demonstrate Scotty, a prototype implementation for Mac OS X Cocoa.  I will further discuss the longer-term goals of this work, with a view toward making software more malleable for end-users.  Finally, I will conclude with an overview of the complementary research conducted at Télécom ParisTech on interaction techniques for off-the-desktop environments.

Mistakes Win Prizes in New Competition

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UCLIC's Dominic Furniss tells UCL News about the latest Errordiary initiative - a competition to encourage people to share their mistakes...

SEMINAR 23rd October: Anne Roudaut - Toward Shape-Changing Mobile Devices

Publication date:

Wednesday 23rd October 2013 at 3pm in B32, Gordon Square (26)

Our speaker this week will be Anne Roudaut from the University of Bristol. 

SEMINAR 16th October: Jason Alexander - Shape-changing Displays: The next revolution in display technology?

Publication date:

Wednesday 16th October 2013 at 3pm in B32, Gordon Square (26)

Our speaker this week is Jason Alexander from Lancaster University

Abstract:
Shape-changing interfaces physically mutate their visual display surface
to better represent on-screen content, provide an additional information
channel, and facilitate tangible interaction with digital content. This
talk will preview the current state-of-the art in shape-changing
displays, discuss our current work in this area, and explore the grand
challenges in this field. The talk will include a hardware demonstration
of one such shape-changing device, a Tilt Display.

For more information about this and other Seminars - please see our Seminar Pages

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