Main Concept and Coordination: Çağlar Genç, PhD Researcher
Principal Investigators: Prof. Oğuzhan Özcan, Prof. Hakan Ürey, Assoc. Prof. Fuat Balcı.
Partners: Optical Micro Systems Lab, Koç University, İstanbul; Timing, Memory & Decision Making Lab, Koç University, İstanbul.
Team: Shoaib Soomro (PhD Researcher), Yalçın Duyan (Phd Researcher), İdil Bostan (Research Psychologist), Selim Ölçer (Research Technician).
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The principal aim of the Head Mounted Wearables Project Group is to develop design practices that inform future products, contexts, and design spaces for head mounted wearables. Our current research focuses on the interplay between human factors, form and interactivity.

While we are working on novel head mounted wearable technologies, with the concerns of aesthetics and fashion; our interdisciplinary research group is also focusing on the physical and cognitive ergonomic issues of those devices.

 

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Critical Design with HMPD: Love Or Privacy

LOVE OR PRIVACY
Projection patches with “Deep” information about your date candidates.

PROBLEM

People are voluntarily giving away even their most intimate information on online platforms letting other people reach them.Some speculative scenarios on how the augmented reality applications involve dating scenarios where one individual seeking information about the other one secretly for manipulating their relationship in his/her advance. That might be considered as invasion of privacy in a co-located social setting.

What would happen if augmented reality applications let users to invade privacy only if everyone is aware of the situation?

HOW DOES IT WORK?

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Presentation at CHI 2016

We have presented our paper titled as “Head Mounted Projection Display & Visual Attention: Visual Attentional Porcessing of Head Referenced Static and Dynamic Displays while in Motion and Standing” in CHI 2016, San Jose, CA (https://chi2016.acm.org/ ).

CHI is the most popular and prestigious conference in human-computer interaction field with the “h5-index: 84″ and %23 acceptance rate. This year it will be organized at Silicon Valley and we will have chance to present our research in the heart of innovation.

“Head Mounted Projection Display & Visual Attention: Visual attentional processing of head referenced static and dynamic displays while in motion and standing”
Çağlar Genç, Shoaib Soomro, Yalçın Duyan, Selim Ölçer, Fuat Balcı, Hakan Ürey, Oğuzhan Özcan

CHI ’16: ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Session: VR for Collaboration

Abstract
“The Head Mounted Projection Display (HMPD) is a growing interest area in HCI. Although various aspects of HMPDs have been investigated, there is not enough information regarding the effect of HMPDs (i.e., head referenced static and dynamic displays while a user is in motion and standing) on visual attentional performance. For this purpose, we conducted a user study (N=18) with three experimental conditions (control, standing, walking) and two visual perceptual tasks (with dynamic and static displays). Significant differences between conditions were only found for the task with dynamic display; accuracy was lower in walking condition compared to the other two conditions. Our work contributes an empirical investigation of the effect of HMPDs on visual attentional performance by providing data-driven benchmarks for developing graphical user interface design guidelines for HMPDs.”

DOI:: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2858036.285…
WEB:: https://chi2016.acm.org/

 

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Interaction with Real-World Objects

Main Concept and Coordination: Çağlar Genç, PhD Researcher
Principal Investigators: Prof. Oğuzhan Özcan, Prof. Hakan Ürey, Assoc. Prof. Fuat Balcı.
Partners: Optical Micro Systems Lab, Koç University, İstanbul; Timing, Memory & Decision Making Lab, Koç University, İstanbul.
Team: İdil Bostan (Researcher), Shoaib Soomro (PhD Researcher), Yalçın Duyan (Phd Researcher).

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This project aims to explore the interaction design possibilities of HMPDs in daily-life settings. With series of user-centered design studies, we are aiming to inform HCI field by providing a novel HMPD product as well as novel interaction and industrial design guidelines for HMPD to be used in daily-life settings.

Interactive Art Installation

Main Concept and Coordination: Çağlar Genç, PhD Researcher
Principal Investigators: Prof. Oğuzhan Özcan, Prof. Hakan Ürey, Assoc. Prof. Fuat Balcı.
Partners: Optical Micro Systems Lab, Koç University, İstanbul; Timing, Memory & Decision Making Lab, Koç University, İstanbul.
Team: İdil Bostan (Researcher), Shoaib Soomro (PhD Researcher), Yalçın Duyan (Phd Researcher).

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This project aims to introduce an experimental art installation with the involvement of  Head Mounted Projection Display (HMPD).  The project adopted participatory and user-centered design approaches where multiple stakeholders (i.e. artists, architects, interaction designers, engineers and possible users) involved in the design process. With this novel art installation, we aim to inform HCI field about the interaction and aesthetic possibilities of HMPDs in exhibition settings.

Conferences

  • Genç, Çağlar, et al. “Head Mounted Projection Display & Visual Attention: Visual Attentional Processing of Head Referenced Static and Dynamic Displays while in Motion and Standing.” Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. ACM, 2016.