SSP Forum: Allen Zhao and Cindy Jiang (M.S. Candidates) » Show

May 7, 2018

Start Date

& End Date

12:30 p.m.

Start Time

to

1:20 p.m.

End Time

at 460-126 (Greenberg Seminar Room)

Location

The
Symbolic Systems Forum

presents

Public Presentations of M.S. Projects

Allen Zhao (M.S. Candidate)
Symbolic Systems Program

and

Cindy Jiang  (M.S. Candidate)
Symbolic Systems Program

Monday, May 7, 2018
12:30-1:20 pm
Building 460, Room 126 (Margaret Jacks Hall)

ABSTRACTS:
(1) Allen Zhao (M.S. Candidate), Symbolic Systems Program, "Remote Collaboration at the Intersection of Swarm User Interfaces and Augmented Reality" (Advisor: Sean Follmer, Mechanical Engineering Department; Second Reader: TBA)
     Tangible user interfaces have generated considerable interest within the space of remote collaboration, spurred on by leaps in both hardware and software. The relatively recent advent of portable augmented reality systems has also been particularly fruitful to collaborative settings. However, research at the intersection of the two active areas is particularly sparse. We introduce a remote collaboration system that integrates multiple swarm user interfaces with augmented reality, opening up new user interaction avenues for the purposes of collaboration. We cover the technical challenges overcome throughout the project and explore possible areas of interest for a user study in the near future.
(2) Cindy Jiang (M.S. Candidate), Symbolic Systems Program, "WhoIsZuki: Using Ambient Multiple Chapter Narratives to Motivate and Sustain Fitness Behavior Change" (Advisor: James Landay, Computer Science)
      Health behavior change tools have been developed to address health issues caused by lack of physical activity and the growing rate of sedentary lifestyles. However, existing tools are not effective in sustaining behavior change over time. To motivate behavior change towards healthier lifestyles over time, we have designed and developed Zuki, a mobile app which uses multiple chapter narratives as a personal ambient display to give users feedback about fitness behavior. We conducted a 3-week field trial in which 12 participants used different designs of the system and reported findings focusing on their experiences with the ambient narratives. The result of this 3-week field trial will inform the design of a following 12-week field trial and provide implications for the design of future behavior change applications.


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