Mi2 Lab at EICS 2018

Several current and former members of the Information Interaction Lab contributed to two papers at the ACM SIGCHI Symposium on Engineering Interactive Computing Systems (EICS). Last year we had to miss out on EICS which was unfortunate as this has been a regular conference for the lab’s PI Michael Nebeling. This year, PhD student Brian Hall is going to represent us at EICS. Unfortunately, Michael is in conflict and will be the ACM UIST program committee meeting instead. But, it’s going to be an exciting time for Brian. Not only will he present both papers, but it is also his first time in Europe. And, the conference is in Paris — ville d’amour. So show him some love at EICS! 🙂

The schedule of our presentations is as follows:

Wednesday, June 20th:

XD-AR: Challenges and Opportunities in Cross-Device Augmented Reality Application Development
Maximilian Speicher, Brian D. Hall, Ao Yu, Bowen Zhang, Haihua Zhang, Janet Nebeling, Michael Nebeling

Thursday, June 21st:

360Anywhere: Mobile Ad-hoc Collaboration in Any Environment using 360 Video and Augmented Reality
Maximilian Speicher, Jingchen Cao, Ao Yu, Haihua Zhang, Michael Nebeling (Presented by Brian D. Hall)

Mi2 Lab at CHI 2018

As announced previously, several members of the Information Interaction Lab have papers at CHI 2018. While last year three members of the lab were present, this year only Michael Nebeling is able to attend. Michael is always keen on meeting new people. This year he is particularly interested in talking to people that are considering doing a Postdoc after their PhD, or an internship to see if a PhD could be something. A research stay with us would allow you to explore exciting technical HCI domains, such as AR/VR, or gain more independent research experience in general and be involved in setting up a new lab such as ours. Please get in touch!

If you were interested in seeing some of our work, the schedule of our presentations is as follows:

Sunday all-day

Michael Nebeling is participating in the workshop Rethinking Interaction organized by Michel Beaudouin-Lafon and Wendy Mackay.

Tuesday 9:00-9:20 AM

Erin McAweeney is going to present our paper User-Driven Design Principles for Gesture Representations by Erin McAweeney (REMS fellow visiting from UW), Haihua Zhang (summer intern from Tsinghua), and Michael Nebeling.

Tuesday 12:00-12:20 PM

Michael Nebeling is going to present our paper GestureWiz: A Human-Powered Gesture Design Environment for User Interface Prototypes by Maximilian Speicher and Michael Nebeling.

Wednesday 9:40-10:00 AM

Michael Nebeling is going to present our paper ProtoAR: Rapid Physical-Digital Prototyping of Mobile Augmented Reality Applications by Michael Nebeling, Janet Nebeling, Ao Yu (summer intern from Tsinghua), and Rob Rumble.

Wednesday 4:00-5:20 PM

Michael Nebeling is going to be part of the Special Interest Group discussion on Redefining Natural User Interface with James Landay, Chen Zhao, and others from Alibaba.

We’ll publish the final versions of the papers on this web site soon after CHI 2018.

U-M Teach-Out on AR/MR/VR

Michael Nebeling and colleagues from U-M’s School of Information and the STAMPS School of Art and Design have put together a U-M Teach-Out on Augmented, Virtual, and Mixed Reality. The teach-out will be delivered in the form of an open-enrollment course on Coursera for free titled Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, and Mixed Reality: Opportunities and Issues.

The course is a combination of discussion rounds, virtual lab tours, and an overview of relevant research and teaching at U-M. After one lecture introducing the different terminologies and technologies, the course features a series of discussions and expert panels on why these topics are extremely important and timely to talk about, and explores the impact on research and teaching as well as our daily lives, in a number of different domains, ranging from medicine and nursing, to landscaping and architectural design, to multimedia and entertainment.

We had a lot of fun creating this course and we hope you will be able to join us and participate in the discussion forums!

3 Papers at CHI 2018

We are happy to announce that we have three conditionally accepted papers at CHI 2018 featuring our work on ProtoAR, a new AR physical-to-digital prototyping tool, GestureWiz, a gesture interface prototyping tool, and one paper on two studies into user-driven gesture representations.

  1. ProtoAR: Rapid Physical-Digital Prototyping of Mobile Augmented Reality Applications 
    M. Nebeling, J. Nebeling, A. Yu, R. Rumble
  2. GestureWiz: A Human-Powered Gesture Design Environment for User Interface Prototypes
    M. Speicher, M. Nebeling
  3. User-Driven Design Principles for Gesture Representations
    E. McAweeney, H. Zhang, M. Nebeling

See you at CHI 2018 in Montreal!