Time+Place: Sunday 27/03/2016 14:30 Room 601 Taub Bld.
Title: On body and Out of body Interactions
Speaker: Jessica Cauchard - CS-Lecture - NOTE UNUSUAL ROOM http://web.stanford.edu/~cauchard/index.html
Affiliation: Computer Science Dept., Stanford University
Host: Miri Ben-Chen

Abstract:


Mobile devices have become ubiquitous over the last decade, changing the way
we interact with technology and with one another. Mobile devices were at
first personal devices carried in our hands or pockets. They are now
changing form to fit our lifestyles and an increasingly demanding amount and
diversity of information to display. My research focuses on the design,
development, and evaluation of novel interaction techniques with mobile
devices using a human-centered approach.

In this presentation, I will in particular focus on two types of mobile
devices: wearables and autonomous mobile devices. I will discuss the use of
multiple modalities to interact with technology and in particular how
haptics on wearables can support long-term tasks without interrupting the
user's attention. I will then discuss how autonomous devices such as drones
re-invent our understanding of ubiquitous computing and present my current
research on collocated natural human-drone interaction.

Short Bio: 

Jessica Cauchard is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Stanford University in
the field of Human-Computer Interaction. Her research focuses on novel
interaction techniques for mobile, and ubiquitous computing. She completed
her PhD at the University of Bristol, UK in 2013 in Human-Computer
Interaction. She received a Magic Grant for her work on interacting with
drones by the Brown Institute for Media Innovation in 2015. She has also
received various scholarships for academic excellence. After completing an
MSc in Computer Science at Sheffield University, UK, she specialized in
Virtual Reality (VR) systems for public spaces, such as museums. She then
worked on EU research projects looking at how VR can improve our future
workspaces.