Designing Interaction for the Internet of Things

Fahim talks about designing in the space of cyberphysicality

Abstract

The emergence of awareness technologies - sensors, actuators and perception algorithms - has created novel design opportunities for everyday objects. This has enabled designers to re-innovate the role of these well-known everyday objects with new affordances. Attaching awareness technologies to everyday objects makes them aware of their local operational and situational context, which in turn enables them to provide better services. As users move towards the ubiquitous computing environments, there is a greater need for future digital applications to leverage the services of these smart everyday objects, the building blocks and the first class citizens of so called Internet of Things (IoT). In this lecture, we will discuss various aspects of IoT, and in particular we will look at the spectrum of interaction techniques . In addition, we will have an interactive session involving one of the exciting technologies of recent time "Augmented Reality" to interact with the IoT.

Fahim's bio

Fahim Kawsar is a PostDoc researcher at the school of computing and communication system of Lancaster University, His research revolves around ubiquitous computing with a specific focus on smart-object systems, human-centric system infrastructures, and novel user interfaces. Kawsar has a PhD in computer science from Waseda University, Japan. He has published in the areas of smart objects, distributed middleware, personalization, and physical interfaces. He’s a former Microsoft Research Fellow and a member of the IEEE and the ACM. Contact him at fahim.kawsar@gmail.com; www.fahim-kawsar.net.

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