Interactions with digital information and media are part of everyday life in today’s modern digital information society. Current technologies largely focus on supporting personal interactions with digital information, and geographically distributed collaborative interactions and communications. Yet, face-to-face human interaction is still an important part of many modern work and social places. Existing technologies are awkward and often frustrating to use in this context. My research focuses on the design of novel interface and interaction technologies, and whole interactive systems, which support common everyday face-to-face collaborative and social activities that involve digital information. Past projects have involved the design of interactive large displays, such as digital tabletops and walls, and multi-display environment, but I’m interested in a broad range of technology development that can better support face-to-face group activities.
Potential students and research staff work in my research group must have strong interest and background in psychology, sociology, and other social science fields, as well as strong technical skills and knowledge.