Living Room 2020: Interaction Technologies for Cross-Media Usage(1.11.2009 - 30.10.2012), Project at IRIT, funded by ruwido, Austria
The goal of Living Room 2020 is to develop interaction solutions that are ready for the market, and support cross-media usage. Based on a set of methodological developments to investigate various user experience factors, these solutions will be evaluated and improved.
Living Room 2010: Evaluation of new forms of interaction in the living room(1.8.2008 - 31.7. 2009), Project at IRIT; funded by ruwido
The aim of Living Room 2010 is to explore new forms of interaction in the living room, based on the findings in the iTV4ALL project. A special focus lies on the development of technologies that also support children and elderly - as well as on the development of products that will be sustainable. The project will consist of an ethnographic study investigation current trends in the living room, a concept study of a new interaction technique and several usability and user experience studies to improve the initial concept.
ReSIST - Project Arove-e
ReSIST is a Network of Excellence that integrates leading researchers active in the multidisciplinary domains of Dependability, Security, and Human Factors, in order that Europe will have a well-focused coherent set of research activities aimed at ensuring that future "ubiquitous computing systems" (the immense systems of ever-evolving networks of computers and mobile devices which are needed to support and provide Ambient Intelligence), have the necessary resilience and survivability, despite any residual development and physical faults, interaction mistakes, or malicious attacks and disruptions.
Arove-e is a project within the ReSIST framework to investigate security, trust and usability aspects of e-voting procedures.
Robot@CWE (2006 - 2009), funded in the 6th IST Framework FP6-2005-IST-5 Collaborative Working Environments
The aim of ROBOT@ is to establish a concept and develop prototypes of a collaborative working environment that include robots and thus to improve productivity and safety. We are part of a consortium of 10 partners in Europe and Japan, coordinated by CNRS/AIST Joint French-Japanese Robotics Laboratory, France. The project is funded by FP6-2005-IST-5 Collaborative Working Environments and lasts from November 2006 to October 2009. During this time our focus is on usability and user experience issues in human-robot collaboration and tele-operation interfaces. Furthermore we investigate social issues of robots in working environments such as acceptance and social appliance, which underlines the interdisciplinary nature of the ICT&S Center.
MAUSE - Maturation of Usability Evaluation Methods (Leading all ICT&S activities within the project) 01.01.2005 - 31.12.2008
The human-computer Interaction unit takes part in the project MAUSE. This project started in January 2005 and will end in 2008 and is supported by COST. The ultimate goal of MAUSE is to bring more science to bear on Usability Evaluation Methods (UEM) development, evaluation, and comparison, aiming for results that can be transferred to industry and educators, thus leading to increased competitiveness of European industry and benefit to the public.
The main objective of the COST 294 is threefold:
- to deepen the understanding about the inherent strengths and weaknesses of individual Usability Evaluation Methods (UEMs);
- to identify reliable and valid methods to compare different UEMs in terms of their effectiveness, efficiency as well as scope of applicability;
- to develop efficacious strategies for extracting useful information from the results of UEMs to improve the system tested;
More information can be found on www.cost294.org