SIG Interaction

SIG Chair: Yi-Ping Hung  
-Professor, Dept. of Computer Science and Information Engineering, National Taiwan University 
Three sub-projects pertain to SIG Interaction: 
(1) Natural and Seamless Interaction 
      -PI: Lin-Lin Chen, CoPI: Yaliang Chuang, Mathias Funk,
       Rung-Huei Liang(Design Fiction)
<1-1. User-IoT System Communication>
-PI: Lin-Lin Chen, CoPI: Prof. Yaliang Chuang
Connected devices and systems are becoming popular and ubiquitous, but they seldom provide informative affordances of its behaviors and intentions. In this study, we explored the expressivity of low-cost point LED lights embedded in the working station to guide the assembly tasks. We recruited 10 participants to understand whether those designs could be correctly interpreted and used to improve the productivity and working experiences. Our results showed that the light behaviors might be helpful in assisting the novice people to assemble the product in the first time. When they become familiar with the tasks, the system could provide the emotional and social supports to enhance their experiences.  
< 1-2. Interative International Programming> 
-PI: Lin-Lin Chen, CoPI: Prof. Mathias Funk
<1-3. Design Fiction>
-PI: Lin-Lin Chen, CoPI: Prof. Rung-Huei Liang
Envisioning a collective future by engineers has always been a challenge. We, Design Fiction team, have put much effort on facilitating the collaboration across different projects in IoX. In this year, we explored an experiential way, called “Experiential Speculation”, to engage people more viscerally into an imaginative “Soundscape Fiction”. Fictional scenarios experienced by sound imagery would provoke researchers’ technology futures. We then conducted explorative studies and materialized multilayered Soundscape Fiction.
(2) Midas Touch: Finger-Worn Interaction Device for Connecting the Connected Things  
      -PI: Liwei Chan, CoPI: Rong-Hao Liang, Robin Bing-Yu Chen, Da-Yuan Huang
Computer vision-based activity recognition often subjects to occlusion particularly for tasks that involve fine operations. We explore distributed battery-less, occlusion-free sensing techniques based on RFID technology, and propose RFIBricks, RFIMatch and RFITouch to tackle the concern by providing three sensing capabilities, namely, object contact detection, object approaching detection and finger touch detection.