3DUI 2007 Keynote:
I will describe the notion of Reality-Based Interaction (RBI) as a
unifying concept that ties together a large subset of the emerging
generation of new user interfaces. It attempts to connect current
paths of research in HCI and to provide a framework that can be used
to understand, compare, and relate these new developments. Viewing
them through the lens of RBI provides insights for designers and
allows us to find gaps or opportunities for future development. I
believe 3D user interfaces are a key part of this larger trend, rather
than a specialized niche. I will talk about reality-based interaction
as well as some other elements of emerging next generation interaction
styles, some examples from my research group, and some implications
for the future of 3DUI.
Robert Jacob is a Professor of Computer Science at Tufts University, where his research interests are new interaction media and techniques and user interface software. He was also a visiting professor at the MIT Media Laboratory, in the Tangible Media Group, and continues collaboration with that group. Before coming to Tufts, he was in the Human-Computer Interaction Lab at the Naval Research Laboratory. He received his Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University, and he is a member of the editorial board of Human-Computer Interaction and the ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction and was Papers Co-Chair of the CHI 2001 conference and Vice-President of ACM SIGCHI. He was elected to the ACM CHI Academy in 2007, an honorary group of people who have made extensive contributions to the study of HCI and have led the shaping of the field.