Focus: Human-computer interaction, tangible user interfaces
My research focuses on building new expressive tools that take advantage of people's familiarity with the physical world, and studying how new media expand the interaction space and the change that could be brought out in the way people perceive this extended interaction space. For example, my research project, "I/O Brush: The World as a Palette," is an ongoing effort to design and develop tools that enable people to turn their world into a color palette consisting not only of colors, but also textures, movements, and sounds. My research investigates the potential of new interactive media that pushes us to actively expand the way we perceive the world and make new meanings.
B.A., Linguistics and Psychology, SUNY Stony Brook, 1997
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Your background is in Linguistics and Psychology, what ignited your interest and subsequent research in interactive media?
In your class, Interface Aesthetics, you look at how good design enhances the interaction between people - can you give us an example of "good design" and tell us why it works?
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Office: 314 South Hall
Telephone: (415) 269-1513