UCLIC Research Seminar Series

UCLIC Research Seminar 24th January: Can Liu,  From Surfaces to Places - Understanding & Designing Phygital User Experiences
Can Liu, UCLIC, University College London

Title

UCLIC Research Seminar 24th January: Can Liu, From Surfaces to Places - Understanding & Designing Phygital User Experiences

Abstract

Ubiquitous technologies enable user experiences with new form factors, sizes and modalities, which blend the physical and digital worlds in various ways. While the digital can be efficient, dynamic and versatile, the physical can be natural, embodied and easy to learn. How can we design future interfaces to take advantage of both? In this talk, I will show my past and current research projects involving a range of technologies including wall-sized displays, Internet of Things (IoT) and mobile AR. They combine physical and digital experiences in different ways, and employ methods of controlled experiments in the lab and field studies in the wild.

Biography

Dr Can Liu is a postdoc researcher in Human-computer Interaction at the University College London. She has led an ICRI (Intel Collaborative Research Institute) project about supporting local communities to share local knowledge through IoTs in public places. Prior to this, she obtained her PhD in HCI at the Université Paris-Sud in France, where she studied embodied interaction for manipulating large data sets on wall-sized displays. She received a MSc degree in Media Informatics at the RWTH Aachen University in Germany. Her work has been published at ACM CHI conferences and received Best Paper award and Honourable Mention.