2016-05-17 HCI Student Showcase

Join us for our next event at The Fox & Feather Pub and Grill! University and College students will be presenting their work and ideas in a run up to their thesis defence or project presentation and seeking input from experienced professionals and knowledgeable academics. Each presentation will be 10-12 minutes long with 5-10 minutes for questions and answers.

Doors open for complimentary appetizers and networking opportunities at 6:00pm, with the presentations beginning at 6:30. As always, our partners at The Fox & Feather will be providing our attendees with 10-percent off food and non-alcoholic drinks.

Date: Tuesday May 17th, 2016.
Time: doors open at 6:00 pm; presentations begins at 6:30 pm.
Place: Upstairs room (3rd floor) at The Fox & Feather Pub and Grill, located at 283 Elgin St, Ottawa, ON, Canada (foxandfeather.ca).

Registration (Free!): We request that you pre-register via Eventbrite, but it is not required to attend… https://www.eventbrite.com/e/capchi-event-hci-student-showcase-tickets-24977834375


Presentation Details:

1. Nicholas Fellion is a Master’s student studying Human Computer Interaction at Carleton, supervised by Audrey Girouard. He studies tangible interaction techniques, specifically deformation, for enhancing computer input.

Nick will be presenting on the FlexStylus, a prototype stylus for creating digital art. It gives users precise but emotive control over painting and drawing parameters by sensing flexion in the pen body.

A video of the FlexStylus in action can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLuEVvxWzyM

2. Len Bunce is a second year Graphic Design Student at Algonquin College who loves the prospect of being able to solve problems for a living, and strongly believes that design can be used to make the world a better place. Her work ethic and determination allowed her to overcome a long battle with drug-addiction which has motivated her to give back and help the community she was once part of—with an app.

Safe Point is an app that aims to lower the rate of blood borne pathogen infections in the injection drug user community by making pre-existing preventative programs like needle exchange clinics and treatment centres more accessible through local listings and directions. It also provides users with informative resources on safer injection methods that focus on preventing over-doses and infections.

3. Tyler Dinardo is in his final year of the Bachelor of IT in Interactive Multimedia and Design at Carleton University. Through this program Tyler has had the opportunity to work in a variety of fields including programming, 3D computer graphics and human computer interaction. His passion and goal is to work in the video game industry.

Valence, developed by Neon Panda, a group of Carleton University students, is a hybrid of two video game genres; a city-builder and a turn-based strategy game. Valence takes place in a post-apocalyptic world where players must lead a small group in their efforts to survive underground.

4. Hala Assal is a PhD student at Carleton University interested in the different privacy and usable security topics. She is currently working on methodologies and tools using multitouch surfaces to support collaborative security code review and facilitate their integration in the software development lifecycle.

Hala will present her study looking at privacy-enhancing mobile apps. She will talk about users’ knowledge of mobile privacy, their motivation to use privacy apps, as well as evaluating the usability of these apps.

5. Gerry Chan studied psychology and human-computer interaction at Carleton University. His research interests are in computer-aided exercise, specifically how digital games can increase enjoyment of physical exercise, and video game design examining player-pairing mechanisms in massively multiplayer online contexts.

Muye Jiang is a Master of Computer Science student at the University of Ottawa, supervised by Jochen Lang. His major research field is computer vision, specifically in improving object tracking techniques’ speed and accuracy.

Gerry and Muye will be presenting their work on the use of visualizations in sports. By leveraging information information visualization principals, such as colours, symbols, and dynamic queries, they designed and tested the effectiveness of a new graphical chart for showing basketball game records.


When and Where:

This event will take place on Tuesday, May 17th, 6:00 pm at the The Fox & Feather Pub and Grill, located at 283 Elgin St, Ottawa, ON, Canada (foxandfeather.ca).

 (www.capchi.org) is a social and professional society of people who work as user interface designers, researchers, educators, software developers, web designers, graphic designers and human factors engineers in and around Canada’s National Capital Region. Founded in 1991, CapCHI’s goal is to bring together local professionals interested in how humans and computers interact, in a relaxed and informal atmosphere.

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