Friday 11th Nov 2011 – Dr Lynne Baillie

Dr Lynne Baillie – Glasgow Caledonian University

Designing enjoyable multimodal interactions

Multimodal Interaction encompasses several areas of research e.g. tangible, mobile and social interactions. Applications and systems in the future will be built mainly for mobile and ubiquitous settings it is therefore imperative that researchers lead the way in developing and investigating: novel interaction modalities, novel genres, interactive navigation, novel interface solutions for particular user groups, such as elderly users, and novel perspectives on how to integrate the digitally mediated social space with the physical space. The presentation will encompass two of our current projects, one with Orange Mobile investigating how we can use multimodality to feel more personally connected to the applications on our phones and one with the EPSRC & MRC investigating how to design enjoyable rehabilitation for the elderly in the home.

Dr Lynne Baillie has a PhD and MSc in Computing and is currently a Reader and Director of the Multimodal Interaction Design Research Group at Glasgow Caledonian University. Her published research spans HCI, mobile application design, location based games and technology design in the home. She has a PhD and MSc in Computing and was previously a Senior Researcher at the Telecommunications Research Centre in Vienna (FTW), an internationally acclaimed centre for research and development of technologies for future communication systems. She has led teams tasked with building interactive applications for mobile and home devices for France Telecom, Alcatel-Lucent, Siemens, Vodafone, the Austrian Research Council and Deutsche Telekom. She is Chair and an expert member of the International Federation of Information Processing working groups on Entertainment Computing and Home Technologies.

School of Computing, Robert Gordon University, St Andrew Street, Aberdeen, Lecture Room C48, 14:15 – 15:15.

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