[talks] Distinguished Colloquium Speaker James Landay TODAY

Emily Lawrence emilyl at CS.Princeton.EDU
Fri Dec 1 08:30:30 EST 2017

Distinguished Colloquium Speaker

Prof. James A. Landay, Stanford University

Friday, December 1, 2017 - 12:30pm

Computer Science - Room 105

Host: Prof. Olga Russakovsky


"From On Body to Out of Body User Experience"


Today's most common user interfaces represent an incremental change from the
GUI popularized by the Apple Macintosh in 1984. Over the last 30 years the
dominant hardware has changed drastically while the user interface has
barely moved: from one hand on a mouse to two fingers on a panel of glass. I
will illustrate how we are building on-body interfaces of the future that
further engage our bodies by using muscle sensing for input and vibrotactile
output, offering discrete and natural interaction on the go. I will also
show how other interfaces we are designing take an even more radical
approach, moving the interface off the human body altogether and onto drones
that project into the space around them. Finally, I will introduce a new
project where we envision buildings as hybrid physical-digital spaces that
both sense and actuate to improve human wellbeing.


Bio: James Landay is a Professor of Computer Science and the Anand Rajaraman
and Venky Harinarayan Professor in the School of Engineering at Stanford
University. He specializes in human-computer interaction. He is the founder
and co-director of the World Lab, a joint research and educational effort
with Tsinghua University in Beijing. Previously, Landay was a Professor of
Information Science at Cornell Tech in New York City and prior to that he
was a Professor of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of
Washington and a Professor in EECS at UC Berkeley. From 2003 through 2006 he
was the Laboratory Director of Intel Labs Seattle, a university affiliated
research lab that explored the new usage models, applications, and
technology for ubiquitous computing. He was also the chief scientist and
co-founder of NetRaker, which was acquired by KeyNote Systems in 2004.
Landay received his BS in EECS from UC Berkeley in 1990, and MS and PhD in
Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University in 1993 and 1996,
respectively. He is a member of the ACM SIGCHI Academy and he is an ACM

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