Imperceptible Textile Interfaces in automotive use cases
Abstract: The increased interest in interactive soft materials, such as smart clothing and responsive surfaces, means that there is a need for flexible and deformable input devices.
We at the Media Interaction Lab are investigating the implementation and evaluation of next generation interfaces. In this presentation, we show how to implement curved, smart interfaces, ranging from printed film solutions to textile-based interfaces, which are then further used in different automotive use cases. These newly emerging form factors require novel human–computer interaction techniques which will be discussed in this presentation. In this work, we will further describe particular challenges and solutions for the design of flexible input sensors.
Michael Haller is a professor at the department of Interactive Media of the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria (Hagenberg, Austria), where he is founder and director of the Media Interaction Lab (www.mi-lab.org), responsible for computer graphics & human-computer interaction. His core areas of expertise are smart graphics and interaction developing next-generation user interfaces. He received Dipl.-Ing. (1997), Dr. techn. (2001), and Habilitation (2007) degrees from Johannes Kepler University of Linz, Austria. His current focus is on innovative interaction techniques and smart interfaces for next generation working environments. Currently, he leads a team of over 10 researchers and students. He has been awarded the Erwin Schrödinger Fellowship Award, Google Research Award, Europrix Top Talent Award, Best ACM SIGGRAPH Emerging Technologies Award, and Microsoft Imagine Cup. Seven of his papers were awarded best paper or honorable mention at top HCI venues including ACM CHI and ACM UIST.