"Tricking the Senses: 2D and 3D multisensory interfaces to improve user performance and engagement"

Dr. Ernst Kruijff, Institute of Visual Computing, Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences

Nov 16 2016, 12:30 - 14:20 pm, SFU Surrey Room 5380

About the talk:


In this talk I will focus on designing and validating 2D and 3D user interfaces from the perspective of deploying both the vast sensory abilities but also limitations of the human body.  Looking closely at the abilities and limitations can help us to design better performing, but also more engaging interfaces. I will explain the design perspective, and present several case studies to illustrate this approach. Among others, in these use cases I will show how we may use the characteristics of our visual system to optimize visual search or rendering performance in wide field of view 3D displays, add audio-tactile cues to improve pen-based interfaces, or substitute real-life walking cues by stimulating the foot soles.

About Speaker:

Ernst Kruijff is interim professor for computer graphics and interactive environments at the Institute of Visual Computing,  Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences, where he heads the 3DMi group. The group focuses on the human-factors driven design of multi-sensory 3D user interfaces. Previously, Ernst among others worked at CURE, Graz University of Technology, Fraunhofer IMK, and Bauhaus University where he coordinated several large German and European research projects in the field of virtual and augmented reality. He received his PhD (with honours) from Graz University of Technology, and an M.A. from Utrecht University, Netherlands. His work has been presented at conferences such as IEEE VR, 3DUI and ISMAR, and ACM VRST. Ernst is also co-author of the book 3D User Interfaces: Theory and Practice.