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CHI 2013 talk posted!

The CHI 2013 conference was two weeks ago, and I presented a paper on work I did with a University of Maryland colleague, Leah Findlater, called “Analyzing User-Generated YouTube Videos to Understand Touchscreen Use by People with Motor Impairments.” We looked at YouTube as a source of data on users with physical disabilities telling their own stories about how they use touchscreen devices like tablets and smartphones in their daily lives. We also received a ‘Best Paper Award’ for this work! If you’re interested, you can find my presentation slides here.

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Research overview talk posted (video)!

In November, I gave an overview of my research at Rutgers University‘s School of Communication and Information during their LIS (Library & Information Science department) Brown Bag seminar. All of their seminars are video-recorded and uploaded to YouTube, so I am grateful to them for allowing me to share the talk with you here. It’s called “Understanding, Designing, and Developing Natural User Interactions for Children” and outlines my research arc in this area beginning with my dissertation work and continuing through my current work on the MTAGIC project and the $-family of gesture recognizers. You can watch the full video (about an hour) below, or check it out at Rutgers CommInfo’s YouTube channel.

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ITS 2012 talk posted!

I attended my first Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces (ITS) conference last week and presented an overview of our work to date on the MTAGIC project. I thoroughly enjoyed the conference! There is just so much great and interesting work going on in the areas of touch and gesture interaction for all types of platforms, ranging from smart interactive tabletops, to interactive boards, to Kinect-based mid-air gestures, to mobile touchscreen devices, and more. I presented our MTAGIC findings with respect to how children expect to and do use touchscreen devices differently than adults, focusing on low-level interactions such as touching onscreen targets and making finger gestures. For those interested, check out my slides. I look forward to attending next year’s ITS 2013 conference in St. Andrews, Scotland, UK!

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ICMI talk on $P posted, and paper award!

Last week at the ICMI 2012 conference, I presented a new gesture recognizer in the $-family, called $P. $P is highly accurate, needing few training examples or templates, and is able to handle gestures made with any number of strokes in any order or direction, but uses simple concepts that make it accessible to those other than experts in machine learning or pattern matching. Find my presentation slides here.

We also had some great news at the conference: my co-authors Radu-Daniel Vatavu and Jacob O. Wobbrock and I received an ‘Outstanding Paper Award’ for this paper!

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Grace Hopper talk on MTAGIC project posted!

If you weren’t able to be at the 2012 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing conference last week, you missed our ‘New Investigators’ talk on the MTAGIC project! Quincy and I described our work to date on this project investigating how to design for children using touchscreens and a little about our next steps. We’ve posted the slides for those who might be interested. Enjoy!

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