05.08.18 - 10.08.18, Seminar 18322

Human-Computer Integration

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The rise of technology that supports a partnership between user and computer highlights an opportunity for a new era of “human-computer integration”, contrasting the previously dominant paradigm of computers functioning as tools. This seminar focuses on embodied integration, where a computer tightly integrates with the person’s body. Although an increasing number of systems are emerging, a thorough understanding of how to design such systems is notably absent. The reason for this is the limited knowledge about how such embodied partnerships unfold, and what underlying theory could guide such developments. This seminar brings together leading experts from industry and academia, including those who are central to the development of products and ideas such as wearables, on-body robotics, and exertion systems. The goal is to address key questions around the design of embodied integration and to jump-start collaborations to pioneer new approaches for a human-computer integration future.

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Jonathan Grudin, Kristina Höök, Pattie Maes, and Florian Mueller