BodyVis in Baltimore Sun
Published Jul 18, 2018
Congratulations to Liang He and Jaewook Lee for presenting work at UIST'22 in Bend, Oregon—the premier publication venue in technical HCI and systems-driven HCI work. Liang presented on Kinergy, an interactive design tool for creating self-propelled motion by harniessing the energy stored in 3D printable springs, which represents ~2 years of research and development (and builds on our prior work Ondule). He, L., Su, X., Peng, H., Lipton, J. I., Froehlich, J. E. (2022). Kinergy: Creating 3D Printable Motion using Embedded Kinetic Energy. Proceedings of UIST 2022. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3526113.3545636 Jae presented RemoteLab, a VR toolkit for Unity designed to facilitate the preparation of remote experiments by providing a set of tools that synchronize experiment state across multiple computers, record and collect data from various multimedia sources, and replay the accumulated data for analysis. Jaewook Lee, Raahul Natarrajan, Sebastian S. Rodriguez, Payod Panda, and Eyal Ofek. 2022. RemoteLab: A VR Remote Study Toolkit. In Proceedings of the 35th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST '22). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, Article 51, 1–9. https://doi.org/10.1145/3526113.3545679
Daniel Campos Zamora presented our early work on sPrintr, a mobile 3D printer to enable in-situ fabrication with consumer-grade hardware and fabrication tools, at the 7th Annual ACM Symposium on Computational Fabrication. Congrats Daniel and team!
We just completed the first-ever hybrid ASSETS with over 300 participants (virtual and in-person) for which I (Jon Froehlich) was General Chair. I'm so grateful to the record-breaking number of organizing committee members and student volunteers who tirelessly planned the conference for more than a year. Though we are always improving as a community, I am particularly proud of starting a new workshop track this year (led by Kyle Montague and Sowmya Somanath), of creating an inclusive, accessibility-first hybrid experience (led by Christian Vogler with incredible assistance from Kelly Mack, Emma McDonnell, and Laurianne Sitbon), of hosting both Haben Girma and Clatyon Lewis for fantastic keynotes, of initiating new efforts for outreach centered on global participation and increased involvement of educators, particularly for non-R1 institutions, and in celebrating our time together in historic Athens with incredible on-site activities.
We had a wonderful virtual workshop on the Future of Urban Accessibility—hopefully, the first of many. Thanks to the lead organizers Maryam Hosseini, Yochai Eisenberg, and Fabio Miranda, the entire organizing committee, and all of the authors and participants. We had a wonderful set of talks and discussions about the future of human mobility, urban design, and accessibility. Thanks also to ASSETS'22 for launching its first-ever workshop track in conference history and supporting our workshop.
Sparkfun Education recently blogged about our BodyVis project in a post entitled "Five E-Textile Research Projects Making a Difference in Education."
The Makeability Lab and the HCIL are participating in the Silver Spring Maker Faire which is going on today from 12pm - 5pm. Our own Majeed Kazemitabaar will also be giving a special presentation on MakerWear as the "Maker in our Midst" at 2:15pm on the Main Stage. Full details are available here:
We are excited to announce that our research video BodyVis: Advancing New Science Learning and Inquiry Experiences received special recognition as Facilitator’s Choice in 2016 NSF Video Showcase : Advancing Stem for All. The event was held online May 17-23, 2016 to showcase cutting-edge NSF work related to improving teaching and learning. Over 23,500 visitors from 144 countries participated in this event to discuss their work, offer ideas to others, and disseminate innovative ideas