12-Week Paid Master’s Student Research Opportunities

The University of Michigan School of Information is hosting a 12-week intensive summer Research Experience for Master’s Students (REMS) from other iSchool master’s programs, schools of library and information science, or related programs, May 29–August 17, 2018. Our lab is offering a project on AR/VR Usability Testing. You will work with UMSI professor Michael Nebeling in the Information Interaction Lab where we are investigating…… Continue reading 12-Week Paid Master’s Student Research Opportunities

Rapid Physical-Digital Prototyping with ProtoAR

We’ve just finished shooting a video summary illustrating some of the main features available in ProtoAR, our rapid prototyping tool for mobile augmented reality interfaces. We created ProtoAR specifically for interaction designers. There are two key innovations in ProtoAR: (1) cross-device multi-layer authoring tools for live editing of mobile AR apps on phones; (2) interactive capture…… Continue reading Rapid Physical-Digital Prototyping with ProtoAR

New Grants from Masco and Ford

We are delighted to announce that we have received two new grants from Masco and Ford. The School of Information put together a short article about the Masco project. In both projects, we will work with teams from these companies on new kinds of AR/VR interfaces. Both projects will help us explore a wider range…… Continue reading New Grants from Masco and Ford

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. ProtoAR: Rapid Physical-Digital Prototyping of Mobile Augmented Reality Applications  M. Nebeling, J. Nebeling,…… Continue reading 3 Papers at CHI 2018

Postdoc/PhD Student Positions

The Information Interaction Lab at the University of Michigan School of Information has the following openings for Postdocs and PhD students: one opening for a Postdoc (ideally, with a strong publication record in premier HCI conferences and experience with AR/VR technologies) starting 2018 between one and two openings for PhD students (with experience in interactive…… Continue reading Postdoc/PhD Student Positions

Fall 2017/Winter 2018 Research Assistant Positions

Update: I have recently hired 5 new students and I’m not actively recruiting new students for Fall 2017/Winter 2018, but I’m always happy to hear from interested students, especially anyone with experience in AR/VR interfaces. The Information Interaction Lab at the University of Michigan School of Information is looking for two master’s students to assist with a…… Continue reading Fall 2017/Winter 2018 Research Assistant Positions

Fall 2017 Hackathons

Update: Thank you to everyone who attended one or more of our special design jams on augmented reality in September! It was great that so many of you could make it. Feel free to join our MCommunity list for updates on future design jams. As we are getting ready for the next semester, I wanted to announce…… Continue reading Fall 2017 Hackathons

Mi2 Lab at CHI 2017

Professor Michael Nebeling, Postdoc Max Speicher, and incoming PhD student Brian Hall attended CHI 2017, adding to the strong presence of UMSI at the premier HCI conference this year in Denver, Colorado. first time my new HCI lab at @umsi has come together, at #chi2017. looking forward to many more! 🙂 pic.twitter.com/IAoVveUWHF — Michael Nebeling (@michinebeling) May…… Continue reading Mi2 Lab at CHI 2017