Interaction beyond Computation

Speaker:  Michel Beaudouin-Lafon – Orsay Cedex, France
Topic(s):  Human Computer Interaction


We are currently witnessing a shift in computer science from classical, closed computer systems to open, interactive systems whose components harness each other's power. This is particularly true in Human-Computer Interaction, where research has shifted from user interfaces for controlling computational processes to large-scale mediated communication tools, such as the Web, and mixed reality environments that foster creativity. In this talk I  explore the notion of _interactive computation_[1] in the context of Human-Computer Interaction. I emphasize the need to create novel models, tools and interaction techniques that leverage interaction and treat it as a first-class object. I illustrate this approach with our work at the ExSitu lab, in particular instrumental interaction,  multi-scale, multi-surface interfaces and reflective, reconfigurable tools.

[1] Dina Q. Goldin, Scott A. Smolka, Peter Wegner (2006) Interactive computation - the New Paradigm. Springer.

About this Lecture

Number of Slides:  51
Duration:  45 - 60 minutes
Languages Available:  English, French
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