Jeff-ics

Jeff LeBlanc of Integrated Computer Solutions discusses Hollywood influences on Natural User Interfaces

Jeff-ics Tue, Nov 12, 6:30pm – 9:00pm

 


 

Abstract

Traditional methods of interacting with a desktop computer are the mouse and keyboard, while other techniques such as voice recognition and free-form gestures have been in the realm of science fiction movies like “”Minority Report”” and “”Iron Man””. Advances in input technologies in recent years have made these input modalities not only possible but commercially viable, allowing for creation of a more Natural User Interface (NUI). This presentation will cover techniques for integrating voice, gestures, and facial recognition into a single desktop application. Several available technologies will be discussed and a case study provided of a successful implementation.

 

Bio

Jeff is the team lead for the User Experience (UX) group at Integrated Computer Solutions, Inc. (ICS), which specializes in developing world-class, implementable designs for touch-enabled devices. As a Qt Certified Trainer, Jeff has extensive experience developing custom Qt solutions with a strong focus on applying human factors principles to user-interface design. He earned both his BS and MS in Computer Science from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) where he is also an adjunct faculty member. In his free time Jeff enjoys archery, kayaking, and hiking the White Mountains of New Hampshire with his rescue dog, Alex.

Evening Schedule

6:30 – 7:00 Networking over pizza and beverages
7:00 – 8:30 Meeting
8:30 – 9:00 CHI Dessert and more networking!

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