[ description ]

This site covers the part of the option class "Mixed Reality and Tangible Interaction" covered by Anastasia. For the "Mixed Reality" part contact Jeanne Vezien.

The course addresses "beyond-the-desktop" interaction where visualization and interaction take place in the environment rather than through the traditional screen, mouse and keyboard. This part of the course presents a number of approaches to tangible and tactile interaction that exploit the characteristics of physical objects or physical space to interact with on-line information: touch technology (for different platformes), mobile interaction, classic tangible systems, augmented paper, fabrication, ubiquitous computing, etc.

[ news ]

19/11: Class starting, we meet each Tue @ 9:30

[ practical info ]

Contact Anastasia at Surname.LastName@lri.fr, put [TUI] in the title!

Class in PUIO (640) - usually room E212 usually (check the calendar)

[ class presentations ]

[ intro ]

Class intro stuff, first glance at tangible and tactile interaction,

Touch technologies and software frameworks. Slides

Touch design challenges. Tables, walls. Slides

[ TUIs ]

First tangible systems, current uses and challenges. Interactive paper. Slides

[ ambient displays ]

Introduction, some systems, design guidelines. Slides

[ digital fabrication ]

What it is and why it is interesting for HCI. Slides

[ project ]

The project will be done using Unity 3D.

In particular we will use the Vuforia package for augmented reality.
Jeanne has put together a set of instructions here.

Project description slides

What we expect:
(1) The day of the exam please be ready to demo your work in ~10min. During the demo you should explain the concept/idea of the project, show us how it works (we will want to test it!), what technologies you used and anything else you want to communicate to us (challenges you faced and overcame, alternatives you considered, difference from initial idea, etc.). Make sure you have everything setup before we start so you can see the demos of your colleagues. You can rearrange the room if you want (but you need to fix it at the end of class).
(2) By the end of exam week send us a 1-2 page report that includes: a title + a description of your project (1-2 paragraphs); 1-2 high-res images of your project running and being used. In the 1-2 page report you can add any other information you'd like to communicate (challenges you faced and overcame, alternatives you considered, difference from initial idea, etc.) - alternatively you can mention this last part in the demo.
If you have videos, that would also be greatly appreciated (but not required).

[ presentations ]

Each week students will present a research paper (10min + 5min questions). Think of the motivation for the work, major contributions and how they were achieved/proven, and your own critique. Send a small summary to Anastasia and Jeanne the sunday before your presentation.
You can volunteer to present here .

[ research groups ]

Some groups that do research on these topics (please send me links you found interesting)
Carnegie Mellon, Cris Harrison's group
Disney Research
University of Toronto, Dynamic Graphics Project (DGP)
Hasso Plattner Institut HCI team
MIT Tangible Media Group
Our INRIA groups: Aviz, ILDA and ExSitu (old InSitu).