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BBL Speaker Series: Rich and Intuitive Haptic Interaction for Future Computers

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Speaker: Jaeyeon Lee, Assistant Professor, Computer Science and Engineering, UNIST

Location: HBK 2105 and Zoom

Abstract: Computers became small yet powerful enough to be worn and provide information to the user in their daily life. However, interacting with those computers is still challenging, primarily due to their small and rigid form factors. This is problematic since one of the significant reasons for wearing computers is to access information from anywhere comfortably. This talk introduces studies enriching expressivity and natural interactions on small computers using the human sense of touch. It explores how wearable tactile displays can offer enhanced efficiency, comfort, and ease of use. Specifically, it compares design options for a tactile display on the backside of a smartwatch in terms of information transfer. Incorporating multiple distinct tactile sensations can increase the capacity for conveying information. Furthermore, non-contact tactile displays present an opportunity to enhance the wearability of these devices and deliver intuitive spatiotemporal patterns on the face. Finally, the findings from these studies have broader implications for future computing environments, including ultra-thin skin interfaces and technologies such as VR and AR.

Bio: Jaeyeon Lee is an Assistant Professor in Computer Science and Engineering at UNIST (Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology). She earned her B.Eng. in Control Engineering from KwangWoon University, M.S. in Electrical Engineering, and Ph.D. in Computer Science from KAIST. Her research in Human-Computer Interaction focuses on physical user interfaces enabling rich and intuitive haptic interaction on future computers. Her research work has been published in leading venues in the field of HCI, including ACM CHI and ACM UIST. She has served on the Steering Committee, Organizing Committee, and Program Committee of HCI and Haptics research communities. She is a recipient of EECS Rising Stars in Korea, GradUS Global Scholarship, and NAVER Ph.D. Fellowship.