People from the PitLab group gave a demo of how digital building instructions for LEGO may be controlled by gaze only. This allows the builder to keep both hands on the construction while zooming in on a detail of the construction plan. The Demo was given at Interaction Design and Children - conference at Aarhus University from June 18 to 19, 2014.
Members of the PitLab presented a research project on the use of gaze to interact with drones at the ETRA 2014 conference in March. We presented an experimental investigation of gaze-based control modes for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs or "drones"). Ten participants performed a simple flying task. We gathered empirical measures, including task completion time, and examined the user experience for difficulty, reliability, and fun.
Steven Houben presented the paper "NooSphere: An Activity-Centric Infrastructure for Distributed Interaction" at the 2013 International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia (MUM 2013) in Luleå. The paper was co-authored by Søren Nielsen, Morten Esbensen and Jakob E. Bardram.
Jakob and Thomas P spent last week at a Dagstuhl seminar on Proxemics in Human-Computer Interaction. It was an intense and interesting event where 20+ researchers were digging deeper into the topic of this emerging field within HCI. Jakob presented his thoughts on virtual proxemics tied to global software development while Thomas talked about the Situative Space Model for human-centric ad-hoc smart environments.