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When Academics Don’t Get Interaction Design

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Prototype of city square that creates music when city-goers run around the moving circular "tracks" of a giant turntable and camera tracking turns their arm gestures into music beats per audio track (image by Danish architect at our MAB workshop in 2012, Aarhus).

Actually this is more a plea.

Consider this imagined scenario. You are an academic having coffee with a colleague. They do interaction “design-y” stuff and you ask them what they are working on. When they give you a broad overview of the technology and interaction, you might say”Well, that is all well and good but I need to research practical and useful things.” If they know what your focus (tunnel vision) is on, chances are they will then explain how a modification or redirection of the interaction design they were just describing will allow you and your content to do X. “Oh, that I can use” you might say.

Just hold on a minute here. They described an application, tool or service with more generic potential, and then had to use their creative imagination that you didn’t bother tapping into, to show how it could work for you. After you had poured mild scorn on their research. Seems to me they had the brainpower to

a. come up with a generically useful, hopefully transferable idea, concept, tool..

b. be able to summarize your research

c. understand how this new idea, concept or tool could apply to your context in a way that you could understand, AND

d. not be offended that you still didn’t grasp the exemplar they provided you was only a subset of what they had invented to start with.

I am not sure step d would happen though. And I wouldn’t blame the interaction designer if they didn’t have coffee with you again.

 

 

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Conferences for 2018

*START* Due Conference Theme LOCATION
18-Apr-18 31-Dec-17 MW2018 Museums on the Web (Lightning talks, demos) Vancouver Canada
21-Apr-18 15-Jan-18 CHI Human Factors in Computing Systems Montreal Canada
02-May-18 15-Oct-17 Best Practices Best Practices in World Heritage: Archeology (blog) Menorca Spain
07-May-18 ? WAM18 We Are Museums Marrakech, Morocco
30-May-18 01-Feb-18 Orientations A Conference of Narrative and Place Notingham UK
09-Jun-18 08-Jan-18 DIS Designing Interactive Systems Hong Kong
12-Jun-18 15-Dec-17 Heritage 2018 HERITAGE 2018 – Heritage and Sustainable Development Granada Spain
14-Jun-18 01-Apr-18 Arctemps TANGIBLE – INTANGIBLE HERITAGE(S) London UK
18-Jun-18 ? CDH2018 Centre for Digital Heritage conference (tba) Lund Sweden
18-Jun-18 15-Dec-17 MuseumNext MuseumNext: The future of museums? London UK
20-Jun-18 ? web3D 2018 web 3D Poznan Poland
25-Jun-18 15-Feb-18 ILRN Immersive Learning Research Network Conference Oregon USA
26-Jun-18 27-Nov-17 DH2018 Digital Humanities 2018 Mexico City, Mexico
04-Jul-18 31-Mar-18 HCI British HCI 2017-Digital Make Believe Dublin Ireland
04-Jul-18 02-Oct-17 SAHANZ Historiographies of Technology and Architecture Wellington NZ
10-Jul-17 15-Jan-18 EVA18 Electronic Visualisation and the Arts London UK
18-Jul-18 15-Jan-18 Serious Play Serious Play Conference Virginia USA
25-Jul-18 31-Jan-18 DiGRA2018 The Game is the Message Turin Italy
12-Aug-18 23-Jan-18 SIGGRAPH18 SIGGRAPH Vancouver Canada
01-Sep-18 30-Nov-17 2018achs Heritage Across Borders Hangzhou China
05-Sep-18 10-Nov-17 EAA2018 EAA 24th Annual Meeting: Reflecting futures Barcelona, Spain
19-Sep-18 01-Feb-18 eCAADe2018 computing for a better tomorrow Lodz Poland
01-Oct-18 ? ICOMOS2018 Pasifika Heritage focus, tbd Suva, Fiji
14-Oct-18 03-Apr-18 UIST ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology Berlin Germany
28-Oct-18 ? CHIPLAY The annual symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play Melbourne Australia
01-Nov-18 ? DH2018 Digital Heritage 2018 ?
28-Nov-18 15-Aug-18 VRST18 Virtual Reality Software and Technology Tokyo Japan
24-Apr-19 ? CAA2019 Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology Kraków, Poland
01-Jun-19 15-Feb-18 iLRN Immersive Learning Research London UK
04-Sep-19 10-Oct-17 EAA2019 EAA 25th Annual Meeting Bern, Switzerland
06-Jul-20 ? WAC#9 World Archaeological Congress Prague, Czech Republic
22-Jul-20 ? DH2020 Digital Humanities Ottawa Canada
Start *DUE* Conference Theme LOCATION
26-Jun-18 27-Nov-17 DH2018 Digital Humanities 2018 Mexico City, Mexico
01-Sep-18 30-Nov-17 2018achs Heritage Across Borders Hangzhou China
12-Jun-18 15-Dec-17 Heritage 2018 HERITAGE 2018 – Heritage and Sustainable Development Granada Spain
18-Jun-18 15-Dec-17 MuseumNext MuseumNext: The future of museums? London UK
18-Apr-18 31-Dec-17 MW2018 Museums on the Web (Lightning talks and demos) Vancouver Canada
09-Jun-18 08-Jan-18 DIS Designing Interactive Systems Hong Kong
10-Jul-17 15-Jan-18 EVA18 Electronic Visualisation and the Arts London UK
21-Apr-18 15-Jan-18 CHI Human Factors in Computing Systems Montreal Canada
18-Jul-18 15-Jan-18 Serious Play Serious Play Conference Virginia USA
12-Aug-18 23-Jan-18 SIGGRAPH18 SIGGRAPH Vancouver Canada
30-May-18 01-Feb-18 Orientations A Conference of Narrative and Place Notingham UK
19-Sep-18 01-Feb-18 eCAADe2018 computing for a better tomorrow Lodz Poland
25-Jun-18 15-Feb-18 ILRN Immersive Learning Research Network Conference Oregon USA
01-Jun-19 15-Feb-18 iLRN Immersive Learning Research London UK
04-Jul-18 31-Mar-18 HCI British HCI 2017-Digital Make Believe Dublin Ireland
14-Jun-18 01-Apr-18 Arctemps TANGIBLE – INTANGIBLE HERITAGE(S) London UK
14-Oct-18 03-Apr-18 UIST User Interface Software and Technology Berlin Germany
28-Nov-18 15-Aug-18 VRST18 Virtual Reality Software and Technology Tokyo Japan
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CFPs

*START* DUE CONFERENCE THEME LOCATION
30-Nov-17 21-Jul-17 DCH2017 Digital Cultural Heritage Manchester UK
07-Mar-18 25-Oct-17 DHN2018 Digital Humanities in the Nordic Countries Helsinki Finland
19-Mar-18 29-Oct-17 CAA2018 Computer Applications & Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (sessions) Tübingen Germany
11-Apr-18 07-Sep-17 SAA FORUM  83rd Annual Meeting: VIRTUAL & DIGITAL HERITAGE ETHICS Washington DC
21-Apr-18 15-Jan-18 CHIPLAY ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Montreal Canada
02-May-18 15-Oct-17 Best Practices Best Practices in World Heritage: Archeology (blog) Menorca Spain
09-Jun-18 08-Jan-18 DIS Designing Interactive Systems Hong Kong
12-Jun-18 31-Oct-17 Heritage 2018 HERITAGE 2018 – Heritage and Sustainable Development Granada Spain
14-Jun-18 01-Mar-18 Arctemps TANGIBLE – INTANGIBLE HERITAGE(S) London UK
15-Jun-18 ? CDH2018 Centre for Digital Heritage conference (approx dates) Lund Sweden
19-Jun-18 15-Jan-18 IDC2018 ACM Interaction Design and Children Trondheim Norway
20-Jun-18 ? web3D 2018 web 3D Poznan Poland
25-Jun-18 15-Feb-18 ILRN Immersive Learning Research Network Conference Oregon USA
26-Jun-18 ? DH2018 Digital Humanities 2018 Mexico City, Mexico
04-Jul-18 02-Oct-17 SAHANZ Historiographies of Technology and Architecture Wellington NZ
18-Jul-18 15-Jan-18 Serious Play Serious Play Conference Virginia USA
25-Jul-18 ? DiGRA2018 The Game is the Message Turin Italy
12-Aug-18 23-Jan-18 SIGGRAPH18 SIGGRAPH Vancouver Canada
01-Sep-18 30-Nov-17 2018achs Heritage Across Borders Hangzhou China
05-Sep-18 10-Nov-17 EAA2018 EAA 24th Annual Meeting Barcelona, Spain
19-Sep-18 01-Feb-18 eCAADe2018 computing for a better tomorrow Lodz Poland
14-Oct-18 03-Apr-18 UIST ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology Berlin Germany
28-Oct-18 CHIPLAY The annual symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play Melbourne Australia
01-Nov-18 27-Nov-17 DH2018 Digital Heritage 2018 ?
28-Nov-18 15-Aug-18 VRST18 ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology TOKYO
24-Apr-19 ? CAA2019 Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology Kraków, Poland
01-Jun-19 15-Feb-18 iLRN Immersive Learning Research London UK
04-Sep-19 10-Oct-17 EAA2019 EAA 25th Annual Meeting Bern, Switzerland
01-Jan-20 ? DH2020 Digital Humanities Ottawa Canada
06-Jul-20 ? WAC#9 World Archaeological Congress Prague, Czech Republic
START *DUE* CONFERENCE THEME LOCATION
07-Mar-18 25-Oct-17 DHN2018 Digital Humanities in the Nordic Countries Helsinki Finland
19-Mar-18 29-Oct-17 CAA2018 Computer Applications & Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (sessions) Tübingen Germany
12-Jun-18 31-Oct-17 Heritage 2018 HERITAGE 2018 – Heritage and Sustainable Development Granada Spain
05-Sep-18 10-Nov-17 EAA2018 EAA 24th Annual Meeting Barcelona, Spain
01-Nov-18 27-Nov-17 DH2018 Digital Heritage 2018 ?
01-Sep-18 30-Nov-17 2018achs Heritage Across Borders Hangzhou China
09-Jun-18 08-Jan-18 DIS Designing Interactive Systems Hong Kong
21-Apr-18 15-Jan-18 CHIPLAY ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Montreal Canada
19-Jun-18 15-Jan-18 IDC2018 ACM Interaction Design and Children Trondheim Norway
18-Jul-18 15-Jan-18 Serious Play Serious Play Conference Virginia USA
12-Aug-18 23-Jan-18 SIGGRAPH18 SIGGRAPH Vancouver Canada
19-Sep-18 01-Feb-18 eCAADe2018 computing for a better tomorrow Lodz Poland
25-Jun-18 15-Feb-18 ILRN Immersive Learning Research Network Conference Oregon USA
01-Jun-19 15-Feb-18 iLRN Immersive Learning Research London UK
14-Jun-18 01-Mar-18 Arctemps TANGIBLE – INTANGIBLE HERITAGE(S) London UK
14-Oct-18 03-Apr-18 UIST ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology Berlin Germany
28-Nov-18 15-Aug-18 VRST18 ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology TOKYO
15-Jun-18 ? CDH2018 Centre for Digital Heritage conference (approx dates) Lund Sweden
20-Jun-18 ? web3D 2018 web 3D Poznan Poland
26-Jun-18 ? DH2018 Digital Humanities 2018 Mexico City, Mexico
25-Jul-18 ? DiGRA2018 The Game is the Message Turin Italy
24-Apr-19 ? CAA2019 Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology Kraków, Poland
01-Jan-20 ? DH2020 Digital Humanities Ottawa Canada
06-Jul-20 ? WAC#9 World Archaeological Congress Prague, Czech Republic
28-Oct-18 CHIPLAY The annual symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play Melbourne Australia
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Augmented reality development: ARKit or ARCore?

Augmented reality is both promising and cutting edge, even interaction paradigms may need to change:

There are two new major augmented reality frameworks, one for Apple iOS (see Peter Jackson’s Wingnut Studio Unreal/Apple ARKit example) and ARCore for Google phones..which should you consider, ARKit or ARCore? (https://developers.google.com/ar/discover/ ) see https://medium.com/super-ventures-blog/how-is-arcore-better-than-arkit-5223e6b3e79d …

OR side-by-side https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNXBvDKRg1M

A good feature list comparison: https://www.newgenapps.com/blog/arkit-vs-arcore-the-key-differences

The opportunities for archaeology are huge: http://www.dead-mens-eyes.org/arkit-and-archaeology-hougoumont-farm-waterloo/

I said two options, but there are many, plus there is the more expensive HoloLens option (self contained totally portable mixed reality system with figure gesture recognition) and the new meta HMD, with wider field of view (90 degrees and about a third less in price).

The HoloLens at Curtin1505.jpg

 

 

Conference

#CFP CHRC Annual Meeting: The GLAMorous Humanities | November 9-10 @ ANU (with workshops on the 8th)

Join us in at the Australian National University in Canberra for the Australasian Consortium of Humanities Research Centres’ 2017 Annual Meeting with the theme of The GLAMorous Humanities: Working with Cultural and Collecting Institutions.

This is an opportunity to participate in best-practice around research excellence in the humanities. Our program includes pre-meetings and workshops on Wednesday 8th November, a Public Lecture from Rebe Taylor on the evening of Wednesday 8th; two days of speakers and panel sessions exploring best practice in collaborating across sectors, the question of research infrastructure for the humanities and the relationship between collaboration and impact. Full program to be circulated soon.

For more information see the ACHRC website or go here to register or contact Tully Barnett for more information.