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11 Feb 2022: Talk by Barrett Ens

On 11 February 2022, from 4-5pm, Dr Barrett Ens will give a talk for the SydCHI community.

Using Space Around Us to Support Data Exploration


The past several decades have brought about several iterations of computer form factors methods of interacting with them. While the computer itself has miniaturised, the computer as we know it has come to be defined by the rectangular glass form of its user interface. Immersive technologies now provide the potential for us to ‘step through the glass’ and interact with information in the 3D space around us. Can spatial interaction improve the way we perceive, interact with, and understand information? In this talk I will present my work on spatial interface design, and recent applications in immersive analytics. I will discuss what we have learned about the benefits of using space around us and some of the challenges that lie ahead.


Dr Barrett Ens is currently a member of the Data Visualisation and Immersive Analytics research group at Monash University. His research interests include novel input methods for augmented reality, spatial user interfaces, and immersive analytics. During his PhD work at the University of Manitoba, he completed two research internships with the User Interface Research Group at Autodesk Research. He later worked as an NSERC Postdoctoral Research Fellow at UniSA’s Empathic Computing Lab.

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