Towards Better User Interfaces for 3D Lecture

Towards Better User Interfaces for 3D
Lecturer: Wolfgang Stuerzlinger, PhD, SFU

Date: Tuesday, May 29th at 4:00 pm
Location: Hugh Dempster Pavilion | Room 110 | 6245 Agronomy Rd

Three-dimensional (3D) user interfaces are popular in science fiction movies. Inspired by such visions, there are now many systems that enable people to interact with 3D content, including computer games. Based on reflections on the capabilities and limitations of both humans and technologies, Dr. Stuerzlinger will present recent research improvements to 3D pointing, docking, manipulation, and navigation methods and new fatigue models for 3D interaction. Finally, he will present two new virtual reality systems.

Biography:

Building on his deep expertise in virtual reality and human-computer interaction, Dr. Stuerzlinger is a leading researcher in spatial and three-dimensional user interfaces. 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. Current research projects include better interaction techniques for spatial applications, new human-in-the-loop systems for big data analysis (visual analytics and immersive analytics), the characterization of the effects of technology limitations on human performance, investigations of human behaviors with occasionally failing technologies, user interfaces for versions, scenarios and alternatives, and new virtual reality hardware and software.

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