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ProfessorYoshifumi KitamuraInteractive Content Design Associate

ProfessorKazuki TakashimaHuman-Content Interaction Assistant

ProfessorKazuyuki Fujita

Research Activities

As the Internet of Things (IoT) expands, everything around us is coming online, and joining integrated networks. Even everyday items like furniture are going digital. We view all artifacts, physical and digital, as content. Honoring the unique perspectives of people, systems, and the environments they inhabit, we study the interactions between types of content, with the ultimate goal of formulating cohesive, holistic, and intuitive approaches that promote efficiency, ease of use, and effective communication, we focus on content design to enhance living.

Interactive Content Design(Prof. Kitamura)

As the Internet of Things (IoT) expands, everything around us is coming online, and joining integrated networks. Even everyday items like furniture are going digital. We view all artifacts, physical and digital, as content. Honoring the unique perspectives of people, systems, and the environments they inhabit, we study the interactions between types of content, with the ultimate goal of formulating cohesive, holistic, and intuitive approaches that promote efficiency, ease of use, and effective communication. We focus on content design to enhance living.

Research topics

  • Interactive Content Visualization with Emerging Algorithms

New visualization techniques based on emergent computation to flexibly display a large amount of data and create novel applications with academic and industrial collaborators.

  • 3D Motion Sensing and Interaction

Novel magnetic 3D motion tracking systems using multiple identifiable, tiny, lightweight, wireless and occlusion-free markers, enabling dexterous interaction and tracking in unexplored areas.

  • Interactive Drone Content for Entertainment / Wildlife Symbiosis

New drone operation interface using multiple viewpoint management that increases spatial awareness during piloting and future unique usage scenarios such as entertainment and wildlife symbiosis

Human-Content Interaction(Assoc. Prof. Takashima)

This team attempts to understand the relationship between human and spatial elements surrounding of them, and develops spatial user interface that enables to enhance human’s abilities and interactions among them. We mainly work on adaptive and flexible interfaces using virtual and physical displays to make various interaction scenarios easier and more comfortable.

Research topics

  • Dynamic and Adaptive Spatial User Interfaces

We design novel spatial interfaces dynamically adapting to users’ activities using sensors and robotic display technologies.

  • Sensor Blocks and Interface

We build novel block user interface with embedded-sensors to classify children’s inner states for behavioral assessments.

  • Human Physical-based Content Manipulation Techniques

We design optimal and most comfortable content manipulation techniques based on human’s physical characteristics for various screen types (e.g., mobile, wall screen and virtual environment).

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