[CANCELLED] Human-Centered IoT: Designing for the Human-in-the-Loop: Research Wednesdays

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

This talk by Dr. Alexis Morris will introduce the need for a more human-centered focus in the development of smart, ubiquitous systems and highlights the opportunity to improve the bandwidth between system software and the people that it supports every day. 

 Designing for the Human-in-the-Loop

About Dr. Alexis Morris:

Dr. Alexis Morris is an assistant professor in the Digital Futures program at OCAD University, and the Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in the Internet of Things. He is the director of the Adaptive Context Environments (ACE) Lab, where his team spearheads core research in adaptive interfaces and collaborative approaches to smart context-aware environments, for a host of domains, advancing the Internet of Things. He is a computer scientist, specializing in the overlapping research domain of software engineering for adaptive systems based on the incorporation of fuzzy human-factors in socio-technical systems, bridging a cross-section of approaches in artificial intelligence (i.e., soft-computing via neural networks and fuzzy logic), virtual and augmented reality, passive brain-computer interfaces, adaptive risk management, multi-agent systems modelling, organizational culture simulations, and pervasive technologies. 

What is the Internet of Things (IoT)? 

Simply put, the “things” in Internet of Things are the everyday objects in your house, only hooked up to the internet. It’s really that simple. So think a thermostat that can be controlled from an app on your smartphone (handy on those cold winter mornings) or a coffee maker that switches itself on when it can tell you’ve gotten out of bed (Source: Cloudwards.net).

Research Wednesdays

Human-Centered IoT: Designing for the Human-in-the-Loop is a part of Research Wednesdays speaker series presented by the OCAD U Library. It's a forum for anyone (undergrad, or graduate students, staff, or faculty) to present in a casual, supportive environment about research activities, collections and more. We apply a broad definition of research which includes a variety of activities within the domains of art, design, libraries and archives. This event is open to all members of the OCAD U community as well as the general public.

Do you have a research experience that you would love to share with us? Contact Daniel Payne at (dpayne@ocadu.ca)

Venue & Address: 
Learning Zone, 113 McCaul Street, Level 1. Also accessible from 122 St. Patrick Street
Email: 
dpayne@ocadu.ca
Cost: 
Free

IoT Collaboration

About IoT Collaboration:

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a broad emerging technology that touches upon a host of industries and applications as a backend coordination and interaction medium. It typically involves sensing, analytics, visualization, and network communication.

This work targets the exploration and development of a new IoT platform, LACE-Net, for bridging users with their environments and each other. As such, it considers:

a) how to display information to users and allow for fluent user interactions in IoT spaces;
b) how to maintain trust and privacy between users of IoT information in their  interactions; and
c) how to apply these designs for effective user to user interaction, coordination, and collaboration in IoT environments, while gauging the dynamics of IoT organizations in action.

The potential use cases of the adaptive and privacy elements of IoT are vast, impacting varied stakeholder domains. With the combined perspectives of users, groups of users, and the overall IoT system, managers of IoT deployed systems of all kinds can gain valuable insights that can have an impact on policy-making and governmental decisions. Such a system can have an impact on mitigating the number of information silos within organizations by allowing for multi-level collaborations to be formed.

 

Click below to learn more about the Internet of Things and current ACE-Lab research:
IoT Interaction
IoT Assistants
IoT Frameworks and Platforms
IoT Privacy
 

Creator: 
Blue Internet of Things Project Banner. Digital images of a planet, world map, and devices connected by glowing blue networks.
Friday, February 9, 2018 - 10:15am
Lab Member: 
Alexis Morris
Nadine Lessio

IoT Assistants

About IoT Assitants:

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a broad emerging technology that touches upon a host of industries and applications as a backend coordination and interaction medium. It typically involves sensing, analytics, visualization, and network communication.

Transforming the way people interact with everyday technologies requires approaches for an adaptive Internet of Things.

This ongoing project space hones in on the question of how to introduce artificial intelligence for personal context-based adaptive and assistive interfaces, and how to maximize the value of such systems to users. Advancing this work considers a mixture of methods, several of which includes technology development related to exploration of a human-centered approach to IoT.

 

Click below to learn more about the Internet of Things and current ACE-Lab research:
IoT Interaction
IoT Frameworks and Platforms
IoT Privacy
IoT Collaboration

Read more about ACE Lab and the standard definitions of IoT here.

Creator: 
Blue Internet of Things Project Banner. Digital images of a planet, world map, and devices connected by glowing blue networks.
Monday, January 29, 2018 - 2:00pm
Lab Member: 
Alexis Morris
Nadine Lessio

Alexis Morris

Dr. Morris is an assistant professor in the Digital Futures program at OCAD University, and the Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in the Internet of Things.