Derek’s research explores the impact of our physical environment on how we interact with computers. This includes the study of embodied interaction, human spatiality, and spatial analytics. You can find more information on his personal web site.
With Damian Lidgard, Órla MacEachern, Hannah Minzloff ‘Are We Really Strangers?’ is a two-part audience-engagement exhibit that explores the concept of strangers at the level of the community. Its aim is to reveal hidden connections among the people of
Handheld touchscreen devices are increasingly used by workers in large scale manufacturing in aerospace and other industries, as are workstations with large displays. In this collaboration with Boeing, we focus on task resumption while switching between large screens and mobile
We explore the use of combined gestural and tangible interfaces in collaborative gameplay for youth in small groups. In our setup, gestural interaction manipulates reference content projected on a wall-mounted display, to support tangible interaction on a tabletop display. We designed two games