Ubiquitous Mixed Reality: Designing Mixed Reality Technology to Fit into the Fabric of our Daily Lives
February 18th, 14:30
Amphitheater of the Digiteo Moulon Shannon building (660), How to get to there?
Technological advancements in the fields of optics, display technology and miniaturization have enabled high-quality mixed reality (AR and VR) head-mounted displays (HMDs) to be used beyond research labs. This enables a novel interaction scenario where the context of use changes drastically and HMDs aims to become a daily commodity. In this talk, I will demonstrate that the current design of HMDs does not consider the context of use (e.g. physical environment, social factors) and therefore impedes the adoption and acceptance of the technology. I will use the framework of context-aware computing to show that a parallel development happened with the transition from desktop PCs to smartphones and present several projects, highlighting how upcoming challenges of mixed reality technology could be overcome using HCI methods.
Jan Gugenheimer started in January 2020 as an Asssitant Professor of Computer Science at Télécom Paris focusing on the research direction of Ubiquitous Mixed Reality. He did his PhD in Computer Science at Ulm University on the topic of “Nomadic Virtual Reality: Overcoming Challenges of Mobile Virtual Reality Head-Mounted Displays” under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Enrico Rukzio (Ulm University). Jan holds a BSc in Media Informatics and MSc in Media Informatics (with a focus on HCI) from Ulm University. During his PhD Jan worked at and collaborated with several research groups at Universities (MIT Media Lab, ETH Zurich) and Industry (Microsoft Reserach Redmond, Mercedes-Benz Research and Developement North America). His work is frequently published and awarded at venues such as ACM CHI, UIST, ISMAR and IEEE VR.
The video of the talk can be downloaded here