Physicality and HCI 2009 @ Churchill College Cambridge

September 23, 2009

Autonomatic contributed to the ‘Physicality 2009’ workshop in the shape of a paper presentation by Tavs Jorgensen.

Tavs also showed artefacts to illustrate how his research into new types of computer interfaces can be used for practical design application.

The ‘Physicality 2009’ workshop was part of the Human Computer Interaction (HCI 2009) conference held at Churchill College Cambridge from 1st to the 5th of September 2009.

The workshop was that last in a series of 3, which have been funded under the ‘Design in the 21st century’ scheme. The workshops focused on the use of non – GUI (graphical user interface) Computer Interaction and was a collaborative project between University of Lancaster and University Wales Institute Cardiff (UWIC).

The workshop also included presentations from Eirk Geelhoed from HP Labs, Mark Evans from Loughborough University and John Bird, Open University. The workshop concluded with an idea and prototype generation session were a number of non-GUI concepts were explored. 

The HCI conference also included an open house event at the nearby Microsoft Research Lab (in the inevitable named ‘William Gates’ Building). Among the project presented her was that ‘Second Light’ by the Microsoft research team , a live 3D holographic display and a DIY approach to an interactive table from London Knowledge Lab.

Proceedings and further details available here: and here:


Churchill College Cambridge





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