SEMINAR 29th May: Marianna Obrist - Multi-Sensory Experiences: How we experience the world and how we design technology

26 May 2014

Wednesday 29th May 2014 at 3pm, Medawar G01 Lankester LT

Marianna Obrist from the University of Sussex

Despite the fact that interactive technologies have permeated our environment (e.g., mobile, ubiquitous, social computing) and have become an essential part of our everyday life (e.g., work, leisure, education, health, etc.), the way we interact with them is still limited. Interactive systems stimulate dominantly our senses of vision and hearing, partly our sense of touch (e.g., vibration in mobile phones), while our senses of taste and smell are widely neglected and under-exploited in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) research. In this talk, Marianna Obrist will give an overview on her research on user experience leading to her most recent research on multi-sensory experiences for interactive technologies.

Bio: Marianna Obrist is a Lecturer in Interaction Design at the University of Sussex, in the Department for Informatics, after having spent two years as a Marie Curie Post-Doc Fellow at Culture Lab at Newcastle University, UK. Previously, Marianna was Assistant Professor in the HCI & Usability Unit of the ICT&S Center at the University of Salzburg, Austria. The focal point of her research is to create a rich and systematic understanding of users experiences with interactive technologies. Recently she investigates the design spectrum for touch, taste, and smell experiences for interactive technologies.

More details are available here: http://obrist.info/ and http://multisensory.info/

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