Towards Unified Principles of Interaction

Speaker: Michel Beaudouin-Lafon , Université Paris-Sud

Date: Monday, May 20, 2019

Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Public: Yes

Location: 32-449 (Kiva Room)

Event Type: Seminar

Room Description: Seminar Room

Host: Arvind Satyanarayan

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Reminder Subject: TALK: Monday, May 20, 2019, 4-5PM, Kiva Room: Michel Beaudouin-Lafon: Towards Unified Principles of Interaction

Even though today's computers are used for many different types
of tasks, they still rely on user interfaces designed for office
workers in the 1980s. Researchers in Human-Computer Interaction
have produced a slew of innovative interaction styles, from
gestural interaction to mixed reality and tangible interfaces, but
they have not replaced traditional GUIs. I argue that we must
devise fundamental principles of interaction that unify, rather than
separate, interaction styles in order to support the diversity of uses and users. I describe ongoing work on my ERC advanced grant, ONE, which explores how the concepts of information substrates and interaction instruments create digital environments that users can appropriate and (re)combine at will.

Michel Beaudouin-Lafon (PhD, Université Paris-Sud)
is a Professor of Computer Science, classe
exceptionnelle, at Université Paris-Sud and a senior
fellow of Institut Universitaire de France. He has
worked in Human-Computer Interaction for over 30
years and is a member of the ACM SIGCHI Academy.
His research interests include fundamental aspects of
interaction, novel interaction techniques, computer-
supported cooperative work and engineering of
interactive systems. He heads the 22M€ Digiscope
project and is the laureate of an ERC Advanced Grant. Michel was director of LRI, the laboratory for computer science joint between Université Paris-Sud and CNRS (280 faculty, staff, and Ph.D. students), where he now heads the Human-Centered Computing group. He also founded and co-directed two international masters in HCI. He is currently the chair of the department of Computer Science (1300 faculty and full-time researchers) of the newly created Université Paris-Saclay. He was Technical Program Co-chair for ACM CHI 2013, sits on the editorial boards of ACM Books and ACM TOCHI, and has served on many ACM committees. He received the ACM SIGCHI Lifetime Service Award in 2015.

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