Interaction forms is an area where we propose and study new forms
of interacting with computers. Both in the way we know computers today
and what the new possibilities are when the computing power moves into
the physical world. Interacting with things is a normal activity for everybody.
And there is a long experience of designing and reflecting over how we
people use artefacts of all kinds.
We have a spectrum of projects, from basic research to reuse of existing
technologies in new contexts.
Responsible: Bosse Westerlund, email@example.com
Auditory direct manipulation
Silent Sound Sculpture
InterLiving EU project
DAPHNE - DIGITAL AND PHYSICAL INTERACTIVE ENVIRONMENTS
The current convergence of interactive digital systems, networks and
mobile devices is transforming the ways that we carry out our everyday
life, e.g. how we entertain ourselves, work, shop and converse. In contrast
to the existing visions of ubiquitous computing, our vision is to recognise
from the outset the variable levels of digital richness available in the
world and to construct both design techniques and supporting infrastructures
that recognise this variability as a fundamental feature.
The underpinning model we have is of an electronic landscape constructed
of inter-connected digital locales often separated by digitally sparse
Participating partner: SICS, Lennart Fahlén et al.
From CID: Yngve Sundblad (co-ordinator), Bo Westerlund, Björn
Thuresson, Sinna Lindquist, Anders Hedman, Sören Lenman, Åke
Walldius, Olle Sundblad.
Main funding: Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (SSF).
Time period: Jul 2002-Jun 2005.
AUDITORY INTERFACES FOR BLIND COMPUTER USERS
This work is about investigating new techniques for giving blind users
better access to graphical user interfaces using sound. Experience gained
from studying auditory direct manipulation in both a single-user and a
collaborative setting is developed further to investigate collaboration
between blind and sighted users.
Project coordinator: Fredrik Winberg, firstname.lastname@example.org
Participating partners: HI, Stig Becker.
From CID: Fredrik Winberg, Sten-Olof Hellström.
Time period: Jan 2002-Dec 2003.
Reports: CID-145, CID-136, CID-132, CID-130, CID-112, CID-74.
SILENT SOUND SCULPTURE
With the project "Silent Sound Sculpture" we want to achieve
silent zones in noisy environments. The purpose is artistic, to "visualise"
our noisy environment to a wide audience and open the debate on this issue,
as well as a practical contribution to the development of a better sonic
environment. A condition for realising the silent sound sculpture is broad
research and development work including new methods and technical solutions
on active sound control.
Projektcoordinator: Ann Rosén, email@example.com
From CID: Ann Lantz, Ann Rosén, Yngve Sundblad.
Other participants: Dept. for Telecommunication and Signal Processing
at Blekinge Institute of Technology, Emotional and Intellectual Interfaces
Studio at the Interactive Institute.
Main funding: Pre-study and project initiation funding from Stiftelsen
framtidens kultur ("Culture of the Future"), Riksbankens Jubilumsfond,
Vinnova, KK-Stiftelsen and Konstnärsnämnden. Sveriges bildkonstnärsfond
(Arts Grants Committe).
Time period: Sep 2001-Aug 2003.
INTERLIVING - EU PROJECT
This project, Designing Interactive, Intergenerational Interfaces for
Living Together, is part of the Disappearing computer initiative within
FET (Future Emerging Technologies). Communication over generations is
studied in families in Sweden and in France. Possible IT support in the
form of communication surfaces will be prototyped and studied together
with the families. Research partners are University Paris Sud, INRIA in
Paris and (indirectly) University of Maryland.
More information on interLivings website: http://interliving.kth.se
Project coordinator: Yngve Sundblad, firstname.lastname@example.org
From CID: Yngve Sundblad (co-ordinator), Ben Bederson, Allison
Druin, Björn Eiderbäck, Sinna Lindquist, Catherine Plaisant,
Bo Westerlund, Helena Tobiasson.
Main funding: EU IST-FET-DC-initiative.
Time period: Jan 2001-Dec 2003.
Reports: CID-220, CID-218, CID-217, CID-174, CID-144, CID-140.
HAPTIC INTERFACES (WITH FORCE FEED-BACK)
Two equipments for haptic interaction have recently been acquired and
initial applications for cooperation through passing of objects have been
developed and studied with users together with IPLab,NADA.
Project coordinator: Yngve Sundblad, email@example.com
Observing partners: Telia; Vattenfall.
From CID: Yngve Sundblad, Björn Eiderbäck.
From IPLab: Eva-Lotta Sallnäs.
Other participants: ReachIn Technologies, Saab, Cecilia Lundin.
Time period: Jan 2001-Jun 2003.
The project is collaboration between CID and CVAP at NADA, KTH. It studies
use of hand gestures for interaction. The approach is based on recognition
of gestures by computer vision. The main scenario is ubiquitous, everyday
computing, with a focus on developing interfaces for people with special
The scope is limited to Multimodal user interfaces. Gestures need not
gestures: they could be developed for the situation, or based on some
standard sign language. Conversational interfaces, automatic recognition
of natural, human gesture falls outside of the scope of the project. The
current focus is on developing command sets for interaction. As a starting
point remote control of electronic appliances in a home environment, such
as TV sets and DVD players has been chosen.
Participating partners: The Swedish Handicap Institute, Margita
Lundman; Telia, Lars Lindblad.
From CID: Sören Lenman, Olle Sundblad, Björn Thuresson.
From CVAP (Computer Vision and Active Perception Laboratory at
NADA, KTH ): Lars Bretzner
Time period: Jan 2000Jan 2003.
Reports: CID-209, CID-172, CID-148,
A project on Home, Health and Product Design
The focus of this work is on unhealth issues and the design of IT products
in the home. What is the relation between design and health? What are
the aesthetical issues in design for Home health care? What is healthy
and unhealthy in the home?
It is particularly important today to understand those issues when stress
and sick leaves are increasing and we are facing large demographic problems.
The methods are multiples ranging from surveys, interviews and user studies
design concepts, developing products and finally to evaluate them. The
work attempts to look at and create a basis for understanding design as
both a process and an aesthetic practice within the HCI context.
Project coordinator: Sara Ilstedt Hjelm. firstname.lastname@example.org
Time period: Jan 2000Dec 2003.
Reports: CID-188, CID-175.
Facialities - expressive avatars
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technique and applications
CID'97 (in Swedish)
Virtuella mötesplatser (in Swedish)
In collaboration with CVAP
we study gesture based interaction.