"Towards Better User Interfaces for 3D"

Prof. Wolfgang Stuerzlinger, SIAT, SFU

Nov 02 2016, 12:30 - 14:20 pm, SFU Surrey Room 5380

About the talk:


Three-dimensional (3D) user interfaces are popular in movies. Today, there are many systems that enable people to interact with 3D content, including computer games and head-mounted VR systems. Based on reflections on the capabilities and limitations of both humans and technologies, I present new methods for 3D pointing, docking, manipulation, and navigation. Finally, I present two new virtual reality systems.

About Speaker:

Dr. Stuerzlinger is a leading researcher in spatial and three-dimensional user interfaces. His research expertise also encompasses human-computer interaction, virtual reality, and visual analytics. He got his Doctorate from the Vienna University of Technology. Since 2014, he is a full professor at the School of Interactive Arts + Technology at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada. His works aims to find innovative solutions for real-world problems and is often inter-disciplinary. Current research projects include better interaction techniques for spatial applications, new human-in-the-loop systems for big data visual analytics and immersive analytics, the characterization of the effects of technology limitations on human performance, investigations of human behaviours with occasionally failing technologies, user interfaces for versions and alternatives, and new virtual reality hardware and software.