Researchers at Aalto University present a novel model to predict error rates in temporal pointing. Although temporal pointing is common in interactions requiring temporal precision, rhythm, or synchrony, no previous HCI model predicts error rates as a function of task properties. This model assumes that users have an implicit point of aim but their ability to elicit the…

Researchers at Aalto University contribute a novel technique to facilitate skim reading. In response to motion blur and short object exposure when scrolling large documents, they present Spotlights, a scrolling technique that complements regular continuous scrolling at high speeds (2–20 pages/s). They present a novel design rule informed by theories of the human visual system for dynamically selecting objects and…

Mehmet was born in Istanbul. He holds two bachelor’s degrees, one in communications engineering and one in computer science from Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul. Before starting his master’s studies at Aalto University in Communications Ecosystem Programme, he completed many internships in large companies such as Turk Telekom, Vodafone, NETAS and worked in Garanti Bank as…

The course offers a solid introduction to students who seek principled understanding of user interfaces now and in the future. Students learn to formulate design problems and derive solutions by analysis, simulation, and optimization. The contents cover models ranging from biomechanics to vision science, psychophysics, cognitive psychology, control theory, and decision sciences. The lectures introduce…

The students of ELEC-E7860 presented their final results today to the industry and academic partners. The companies include F-Secure, Elisa, Bargainr, and Oppi.fi. Elisa e-Book social reading experience Text entry with a guitar Notification interface as a scheduling problem Password quality visualizer Oppi.fi – Interface for sharing memories The Hedelmäpeli Challenge Tinder of online shopping…

Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Informatics  and Aalto University calculate the easiest way to interact by gestures of hand and fingers using a camera-based input device. Owing to recent achievements in computer vision, modern algorithms can recognize even multi-finger gestures in a video stream. The research groups around professors Oulasvirta and  Theobalt used…