World Economic Forum 2012 – A Game Changing Year (by YGL Alumni). Young Global Leader Adrian David Cheok is interviewed about Augmented Reality as a Game Changer in 2012. Other interviewees in the video include Aung San Suu Kyi, Ian Solomon (World Bank), Jimmy Wales (Wikipedia), Salman Khan (Khan Academy),
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Yongsoon Choi (Ph.D candidate, Supervisor: Adrian David Cheok) is one of the winners of Interaction 13 Student Design Challenge. He will be awarded a prize by Interaction and Experience Research (IXR) at Intel Labs and the IxDA.
About Interaction 13 Each year, the Interaction Design Association (IxDA) holds a conference that draws thousands of interaction designers from around the globe. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the IxDA and its 6th annual conference- Interaction13. The world’s largest Interaction Design conference touches down in Toronto from January 27th-31st in this year.
PlayfulTechnology This year, Interaction and Experience Research (IXR) at Intel Labs and the IxDA wanted applicants to explore the experience implications of “playful technology.” Considering the paradigm shifts in what technology means and how we interact with it and building on the work that Intel Labs has been doing around the changing relationships we have with technology.
Extract: With the continuous advancements in computing and media, technology has widened to include multi-sensory experiences in remote interactions. Using electrical, thermal, and magnetic stimulation technologies we are currently experimenting on reproducing smell and taste sensations digitally. As a fundamental aim of this research, we will develop novel user interfaces that empower people’s life with digitized taste and smell communication capabilities. This research will generate important avenues for further research areas using smell and taste based interactions and new media. As the ultimate goal of this project we will develop devices which could actuate taste and smell sensations digitally through the Internet.
We will need to develop new protocols to codify these sensations as well as how to transmit them over the internet. New interfaces for how to send and receive these kinds of sensations will have to be designed. We hope that this will open the doors to new paradigms in human-computer interface design and new fields of research in academia.
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