Computer Human Interaction and Creativity (CHIC)
Director: Professor Kim Marriott
Research in this group explores the future of human-computer interaction. It employs participative design ensuring the user is center-stage. It is built around sensiLab, a multi-million dollar multi-disciplinary maker-space supporting advanced visualisation, interaction and digital design and fabrication, and Immersive Analytics which explores how new interaction and visualisation technologies such as augmented reality and virtual reality can support collaborative decision making and data analytics.
KEY AREAS OF EXPERTISE
- Data visualisation
- Interaction design
- Computational creativity
- Digital design and fabrication
- Assistive technologies
- AR/VR applications
- Tangible interfaces
- Digital cultural heritage
We are Australia’s leading data visualisation and interaction design research group. We can:
- Design custom interactive visualisations that help you understand complex quantitative, textual, relational and spatial datasets.
- Use advanced AR/VR technologies to engagingly present cultural heritage
- Develop advanced AR/VR technologies to support (collaborative) data analysis and decision making
- Design and build custom wearable and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies with associated mobile apps and secure cloud databases
- Solve difficult real-world optimisation and analytics problems by combining advanced optimisation and analytics engines with interactive visual interfaces so as to support human-in-the-loop optimisation, modelling and data analysis.
- Use emerging ICT technologies like 3D printing to support people with disabilities such as blindness or autism