Welcome to the
Multimodal Interaction Group
We are all part of the Glasgow Interactive Systems Group (GIST) here at Glasgow. GIST is one of the largest HCI research groups in the UK. It is an inter-disciplinary group investigating all aspects of interactive systems from visualisation to ubiquitous computing.
I lead the Multimodal interaction strand of SICSA. The Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance is a collaboration of Scottish Universities whose goal is to develop and extend Scotland's position as a world leader in Informatics and Computer Science research.
A focus of our work is on the design and evaluation of novel interfaces for mobile devices that can be used on the move. The GAIME project is investigating how we use non-hand based gestures (e.g. wrist rotation, head movements) and 3D sound to improve mobile interaction. We are also interested in pedestrian navigation on mobile devices and how we can support the kinds of navigation that people want to do with multimodal interaction in the Haptimap EU project.
We are also interested computer haptics, based on both force-feedback and tactile displays.We are currently interested in the design of Tactons (tactile icons). We also work in the area of design of visualisations for blind people. For full details on our haptics research see the research pages.
A new area of interest is using multimodal interaction for home care. We have just completed the Multimodal Reminders in the Home project with Edinburgh University to study how multimodal interaction can improve home care systems. We are the evaluation partner for the TSB DALLAS project.
The design of non-speech sounds (things like music and sound-effects) and how they can be used to improve human-computer interaction is another area of our research. Earcons are one type of sound that we have studied in great detail. For lots more detail look at the research pages.
We have a new project with Bristol University of the use of ultrasound to create haptic effects. This allows you to feel forces in the air without contact to a physical device.
HAID 2013 was held alongside the IEEE WorldHaptics conference in Daejon, Korea in April.
The group has 1 paper, 6 work in progress papers, 1 interactivity and a workshop at ACM CHI 2013 in Paris.
We have two papers in INTERACT 2013 in Capetown.
Prof Stephen Brewster
School of Computing Science
University of Glasgow
Glasgow, G12 8QQ, UK
Tel: +44 (0)141 330 4966
Fax: +44 (0)141 330 4913
Modified 23 May 2013
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