Session: Exploring the far reaches of the mobile interaction continuum

Presenter: Paul Coulton
Location: 311
Time: 12:10 – 13:00, Saturday 11 September

This talk will explore emerging possibilities for novel mobile interaction at both input and output which currently lie at the extremes of current practice. In terms of input Paul will discuss Brain Mobile Interaction, which offers the tantalizing prospect of controlling a phone with our mind, and demonstrate what is currently possible and what potentially it may afford. In terms of output Paul will discuss AR which despite the current zeitgeist is still in its relative infancy. In particular Paul will present the possibilities for contextualized AR which will allow augmentation relative to actual objects or people in the field of view by dynamically mapping the environment rather that using vague projections relative to current position and direction or requiring the world to be physically augmented using fiducial markers.

Paul Coulton has over 15 years’ experience in mobile and founded the Mobile Radicals mobile experience design research group at Lancaster University. Paul also leads the Mobile Experiences Group for the Nokia Innovation Network which is an elite group of 20 universities around the world selected by Nokia. Paul’s long term relationship with Nokiahas meant research projects encompass novel uses of the latest technologies such as RFID/NFC, cameras, GPS, 3-D accelerometers, and magnetometers in mobile phones and many of his projects have won a numberof international awards for innovation.