HCI for Document Engineering
January 3rd, 10:00
Digiteo Moulon building (660), Conference room (entrance) (Access behind the PCRI building. How to get to there ? )
A considerable part of office work revolves around documents, most of which are still created and edited on traditional computers. Although the device landscape has considerably changed in the past years with the advent of multitouch and pen-operated devices, so-called "productivity" office work, including and especially document authoring, is still predominantly performed on regular PCs using WIMP-based software. In this talk I will explain how the interactive capabilities of large interactive surfaces such as digital tabletops can be leveraged to build intuitive and efficient tools for the production and manipulation of rich documents. In particular, I will show how common document editing operations can be realised using hybrid pen and touch gestures based on properties of bimanual input. At the end of the talk, I will present some more recent work on embodied interaction for data presentation.
Dr. Fabrice Matulic is a senior HCI researcher with over 13 years of international R&D experience both in academia and industry. He currently is a researcher and lecturer at the HCI Lab of the University of Waterloo in Canada. Previously, he worked at the Interactive Media Lab in Dresden, Germany and ETH Zurich, Switzerland, where he obtained his PhD. Prior to that, he was an R&D engineer for several years at the company Ricoh in Tokyo, Japan. Fabrice's general research interests lie in the areas of document engineering and HCI, in particular surface and pen computing. Recently, he has also explored the space of embodied and remote interaction with large and ubiquitous displays. Fabrice has over 40 peer-reviewed publications and patents, most of which as sole or first author/inventor. His work was also featured twice on national Swiss TV. More information is available on his homepage