DIKU Bits: The Untouchables – Interaction Techniques for Novel Display Types


Sebastian Boring, Associate Professor in the Human-Centred Computing Section (HCC)


We see an abundance of novel display types in development (e.g., ultra-large displays, augmented and virtual reality). Interacting with them directly, however, is difficult: content may be out of reach or not tangible. I will present a set of interaction techniques, that allow for touch-like interaction with distant content, e.g., through personal devices. I will show how to interact with digital content using skin-based input. Finally, I will outline my current research into physicality in AR.

The talk will be conducted in English

Zooming in on Sebastian Boring

Which courses do you teach? (BSc and MSc)
I teach Mobile Computing (MSc / DIKU), Interaction Design (BA, Communication & IT).

Which technology/research/projects/startup are you excited to see the evolution of?
Anything that goes beyond traditional computers: augmented and virtual reality, and haptic feedback in particular.

What is your favorite sketch from the DIKUrevy?
I have not seen many revys directly (lack of Danish at that time), but Torben as Morpheus was clearly a great one!