#ITS2011: Augmenting Touch Interaction Through Acoustic Sensing

#ITS2011: Augmenting Touch Interaction Through Acoustic Sensing

Pedro Lopes, Ricardo Jota, Joaquim Jorge [Published at ACM ITS 2011, Kobe, Japan / paper] Recognizing how a person actually touches a surface has generated a strong interest within the interactive surfaces community. Although we agree that touch is the main source of information, unless other cues are accounted for, user intention might not be accurately […]

#ACE2011 paper: Hands-on Tabletop LEGO Application

#ACE2011 paper: Hands-on Tabletop LEGO Application

Daniel Mendes, Pedro Lopes and Alfredo Ferreira, ACE 2011.  The recent widespread of multi-touch interactive surfaces make them a privileged entertainment device. Taking advantage of such devices, we present an interactive LEGO application, developed accordingly to an adaptation of building block interactions and gestures for multi-touch tabletops. Our solution (LTouchIt) accounts for bimanual multi-touch input, allowing users […]

Battle of the DJs: an HCI perspective of Traditional, Virtual, Hybrid and Multitouch DJing

Battle of the DJs: an HCI perspective of Traditional, Virtual, Hybrid and Multitouch DJing

To be presented at NIME 2011 (New Interfaces for Musical Expression, Oslo ). The remainder of the program is very interesting, so please feel free to look around here. What about DJing? How does it equates within an HCI perspective? What forms of interaction exist with DJ gear? How can one classify those interactions/gear? The […]

Sharing (old) knowledge#1: Speech recognition and synthesis

The following information was written by me one year ago on the Intelligent Multimodal Interfaces course internal forum. Since there are new students in need of fresh info, I reposted it here, make the best of it: [Recognizers] Sphinx Speech Recognition (open source), a cool demo can be seen here (controlling PureData with speech) – […]

Interacção 2010 final program announcement

The MtDjing has been accepetd in Interacção 2010 as previously posted, now the conference page already holds a final version of the program, that you can look via web of pdf document. Our presentation will be held in the first session of the day followed by the talk of Shahram Izadi from Microsoft entitled “Making computers more […]