Where does next HCI breakthrough in text input come from?
10th July 2014, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ada Lovelace/PCRI, Salle 435 (how to get there?)
Breakthroughs and progress in HCI can come from radical innovations, foundational research in understanding and modelling user behavior and performance, or technology evolution in both software and hardware. It is difficult to predict which kind of work is more productive at a given time. Using text input that my Google colleagues, postdocs, and interns have focused on, I will informally review a few projects of all three kinds, and raise challenges and opportunities ahead. .
Shumin Zhai is Senior Staff Research Scientist at Google where he leads both current and longer term research efforts in advancing the state of the art of mobile interaction methods including text input. Prior to 2011 he worked at IBM Research with his colleagues on user interaction performance modelling, input device design and evaluation, novel interaction modalities such as eye-tracking, and interaction method inventions such as word-gesture keyboard. He is Editor-in-Chief of ACM Transactions on Computer Human Interaction, Member of the CHI academy, and Fellow of ACM.