HCI-IS 2014

Today we have successfully completed the HCI-IS 2014 conference. This was the 3rd event organised by the HCI.si community, an international conference on Human Computer Interaction in Information Society. The conference was organised in scope of Information Society Conference organised by Jožef Stefan Institute.

ijsair

(Foto: www.ijs.si)

There were seven contributions accepted to the conference and a keynote talk.

  • UX – From theory to practical application – Keynote
    (Jože Guna, Emilia Stojmenova, Matevž Pogačnik)
  • Multi-Touch surface based on RGBD camera
    (Klemen Istenič, Luka Čehovin, Daniel Skočaj)
  • Using Kinect for touchless interaction with existing applications
    (Andrej Černivec, Ciril Bohak)
  • An improved visualization of LiDAR data using level of details and weighted color mapping
    (Sašo Pečnik, Danijel Žlaus, Domen Mongus, Borut Žalik)
  • Student’ acceptance of animated interactive presentation of sorting algorithms
    (Mario Konecki, Vladimir Mrkela)
  • Use of UX and HCI tools among start-ups
    (Bojan Blažica)
  • Decision support in emergency call service
    (Miha Ristič, Franc Novak)
  • Mobile and responsive web applications
    (Mario Konecki)

Luka Čehovin presenting @ HCI-IS 2014

Evaluation of input devices for view manipulation in 3D space

Few weeks ago there Peter Škrlj has completed his Bachelor Thesis titled: Evaluation of input devices for view manipulation in 3D space.

The thesis is in Slovenian language and is accessible here. Below you can find a short abstract.

Abstract

As part of the thesis we have developed applications for the extension of the vein display with support for two additional navigation devices (3D Connexion Space Navigator Mouse and hand gesture based navigation device Leap Motion) which represented an extension of possible input devices besides the keyboard and a mouse to manipulate the view of 3D model of neck veins. In addition to the implementation of support for the device in the application we carried out a user study in which we assessed the usability and ease of use of devices in the application. The results consisted from data we collected from the users’ experience while they solved various manipulation tasks and the answers received from questionnaires SUS (System Usability Scale) which constitute one of the tools with which we can assess interfaces. Analysis of the results confirmed that the 3D mouse is more useful in such an environment and also highlighted some shortcomings of the hands free navigation device Leap Motion.

Using Leap Motion for touchless navigation in a web browser

In the context of Bachelor Thesis at the Faculty of Computer and Information Science, a student Miloš Vukov has developed a Chrome extension for Leap Motion. In this diploma thesis, a Chrome browser extension for touch-less navigation in a web browser was developed. The ready-made extension uses the Leap Motion sensor and enables internet browsing by navigating through the links and moving along the tabs with the help of gestures.

The results of thesis are available on-line:

For more information one can contact the author.

Join us @ HCI-IS 2014

Pursuing our goal to bring together Slovenian HCI researchers and practitioners, we announce our 3rd event: the Human-Computer Interaction in Information Society 2014 conference. HCI-IS will take place in Ljubljana in October as part of the Information Society 2014 multiconference.

The conference is open to all HCI researchers, practitioners and enthusiasts. Don’t miss out the following dates:

  • Paper Submission: May, 12, 2014
  • Notification of Acceptance: June, 9, 2014
  • Camera Ready Submission: July, 1, 2014
  • Conference: 6 – 10 October 2014 (HCI-IS will take place on Wednesday  the 8th)

Find out more about the conference here or check guidelines for authors here.

Context-awareness: one of 2013’s top trends

In a recent UX magazine article context-awareness was listed as one of the top UX trends in 2013. Yes, the same context-awareness known from HCI literature since the early 90s (the term was first used by Schilit et al. in 1994 to be precise). So it took nearly 20 years for context-awareness to find its way from labs to real life – another confirmation of what Bill Buxton calls the long nose of innovation. Other examples are the mouse and multitouch displays, which took approximately 30 and 20 years to reach mainstream respectively.

Continue reading