I am a Computer Scientist specializing in Human-Computer Interaction. I am currently an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Design at OCAD University and lead the Interactive Futures Lab. At OCAD University I am jointly appointed with the Industrial Design and Inclusive Design programs.
I completed my MSc and Ph.D. in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Calgary. I was supervised by Drs. Ehud Sharlin and Mario Costa Sousa, and was part of the uTouch Group, illustrares research group, and the Interactions Lab.
My students and I use and create novel interfaces for physical technologies such as digital fabrication machines, autonomous vehicles, wearables, and robots. I am intrigued by how these technologies with physical affordances can impact us, and hope to create meaningful user experiences that are motivated by people's real-world needs and problems.
I am pursuing a Master of Design in Strategic Foresight and Innovation at OCAD University. I have a B.Sc. in Neuroscience from McGill University, and spent several years working as an open-source software developer. I am interested in sustainability, postanthropocentric design, and what cognitive science can teach us about being better designers. In the lab, I am working on a project examining the ethical use of machines, where machine behaviour is guided by principles co-created by the user and the machine. This project also looks at how human interactions with machines change when they imagine things from the machine's perspective.
I am a MSc student in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Calgary, supervised by Dr. Ehud Sharlin (University of Calgary) and Dr. Sowmya Somanath (OCAD University). I hold a BSc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Alberta. My research interests are in human-robot interaction and autonomous systems.
I am a 2nd-year student pursuing my Master's degree in Inclusive design at OCAD University. My specialty prior to attending OCAD University was Industrial Product Design, from the Maharashtra Institute of Technology University (MIT U). Currently, I am building on those skills to develop research in the area of non-visual and cross-sensory data analytics tools that employ a combination of tactile, aural, and visual cues through a single object or integrated system to communicate geographic information for blind, low-vision, and sighted audiences alike. My research is supervised by Dr. Peter Coppin and Dr. Sowmya Somanath.
I'm a fourth year Computer Science student at the University of Calgary. I am currently conducting research in the area of cyborg immersion with Dr. Ehud Sharlin, Dr. Sowmya Somanath and Dr. Patrick Finn. With my research, I wish to develop my skills, both as a developer and academic and seek knowledge in unique areas of study in my field.
I’m a MSc student in Computer Science at the University of Calgary, where I am part of the uTouch (utouch.cpsc.ucalgary.ca) and RICELab (ricelab.cpsc.ucalgary.ca) research groups. As an intern in the Interactive Futures Lab, I am working on a collaborative project between IFL and Autodesk Research, creating representations of making processes to help novice makers learn from the workflows of experts. My research at the University of Calgary focuses on augmented reality interfaces to explore time travel concepts, and I have also previously done research on personal space intrusion in human-robot interaction. I have a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Calgary and a diploma in Journalism from SAIT Polytechnic.
Eric has been interested in design and making since childhood. Preferring to work as an individual, a younger Eric was rarely found in classrooms and more likely in a scrapyard sourcing vintage car parts, salvaging electronics, or hunting vintage furniture for restoration. Today he is a little more entrenched in academia, but his desire to get out and get his hands dirty is as strong as ever.
Jad Rabbaa is a multidisciplinary digital designer, multimedia strategist, and editor. His interdisciplinary background is the combination of his passion for communication aesthetics and his interest in digital technology.
Jad’s exposure to different fields keeps expanding, spanning over three different continents, two majors, and five languages. Over the past decade, he has worked for a wide array of clients around the world, ranging from TV channels to SMEs and even the public sector. Lately, he has been involved with the United Nations working as a UX designer and strategist at the peacekeeping mission UNIFIL. His experience covers interactive design through web and mobile, incorporating illustrations, animations, and video to serve a seamless user experience and communication.
Jad’s research at the Masters of Digital Futures at OCAD focuses on the use of the state-of-the-art mobile-based and HMD-based Augmented Reality as a futuristic wayfinding tool within indoor complex spaces and how the User Interface and User Experience will develop within the realm of MR and AR.
I am an undergraduate student in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Calgary. I am currently working on an undergraduate research project, supervised by Dr. Ehud Sharlin (University of Calgary) and Dr. Sowmya Somanath (OCAD University). My interests are in human-robotic interaction and biologically-inspired systems.
I am an undergraduate student studying computer science at the University of Calgary. I am currently working on an undergraduate research project under the supervision of Dr. Ehud Sharlin (University of Calgary) and Dr. Sowmya Somanath (OCAD University). My interests are human-computer interaction, operating systems, and financial software.