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News
13 June 2011
Luca Chittaro gives invited tutorial on Mobile App Design at ACM EICS 2011.
The director of our lab presented the tutorial today at the ACM International Symposium on Engineering Interactive Computing Systems. The speech dealt with how to build effective interfaces for mobile apps, with a particular focus on visual aspects.
15 April 2011
Facing lack of screen space in mobile visualizations.
When navigating large information spaces on mobile devices, the small size of the display often causes important content to shift off-screen, greatly increasing difficulty of use. We have thoroughly tested three different techniques to face this problem. Read about our findings in the paper that has just appeared in the Interacting with Computers journal.
15 March 2011
The most read magazine in Italy (Focus) devotes an article to our research on serious games.
In a long article in its March issue, Focus (the most read magazine in Italy) presented some of the results of our research on Serious Games and Training: the EMSAVE system for training medical first responders and the Monster&Gold mobile game for fitness training.
28 February 2011
Context-aware fitness games for mobile phones.
Our latest mobile fitness game employs sensors that detect user's speed and heart rate and adapt gameplay to maximize cardiovascular benefits. Read all about it in the journal paper that has been published by IEEE Pervasive and watch the video demo.
29 November 2010
HCI Lab releases a public demo of VEX, a 3D software for designing virtual visits and exhibitions.
Head on to the download page, try the software, and let us know what you think!
30 September 2010
HCI Lab presents its new tool for virtual exhibition design at Le Louvre in Paris.
The presentation took place in the context of the 11th VAST International Symposium on Virtual Reality, Archaeology and Cultural Heritage, which selected our contribution as a full paper.
10 September 2010
Our lab presents two papers at the MOBILE HCI 2010 International Conference.
The conference selection process was so strict that only 17% of short papers submissions and only 23% of full papers submissions were accepted. Our two papers deal respectively with communication between medical responders and deaf persons and menu selection for blind users on mobile devices.
28 June 2010
Our lab presented two papers at Smart Graphics 2010 in Canada.
10 June 2010
Persuasion through Virtual Reality.
This week, at the Persuasive 2010 International Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, we have presented our accepted full paper that shows how Virtual Reality can be an effective tool to induce emotions (including anxiety) and change people attitudes towards personal safety topics. The conference selection process was very strict leading to the acceptance of less than a third of the 80 submitted papers.
20 April 2010
Designing multimodal interfaces for mobile devices.
Future interfaces of phones and other mobile devices will be increasingly multimodal. Read Luca Chittaro's introduction and advice on mobile multimodal interfaces in the invited paper just published by Springer's Journal on Multimodal User Interfaces.