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ICAT Playdate: How AR+AI could transform personal computing, and why an interdisciplinary approach is critical

Ended Jan 19, 2024
1 credit

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Term: Spring 2024

Date: january 19th, 2024

Time: 8:30am - 9:30am

Location: Community Assembly in the Creativity + Innovation District Living-Learning Community

Instructor: Phyllis Newbill

Presented By: Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT)

 

Description:

Just as the smartphone marked a major shift in the way people use computing for work, communication, and play, augmented reality (AR) technology has the potential to make everyday computing even more ubiquitous and convenient. AR glasses can give users rapid access to information and apps without the limitations of a small screen or the need to use hands to interact. But if we simply replicate the smartphone experience in AR glasses, they also have the potential to be distracting, overwhelming, or even dangerous. Dr. Bowman will discuss some of his research on designing powerful but calm user interfaces for future AR glasses, and some ideas on how AI can be integrated into AR glasses to further improve the user experience. To realize this vision, we need interdisciplinary work between technologists, designers, artists, and human factors experts.

Speakers: 

Dr. Doug A. Bowman, Center for Human-Computer Interaction, Dept. of Computer Science