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Pourang Irani

Pourang Irani

Professor
Canada Research Chair

Office: E2-580 EITC II
Phone: +1 (204) 474-8995
Fax: +1 (204) 474-7609
Email: irani [at] cs.umanitoba.ca


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About

I am a Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Manitoba and Canada Research Chair in Ubiquitous Analytics. My research lies broadly in the areas of Human-Computer Interaction and Information Visualization. More specifically, I concentrate on designing and studying novel interaction methods and systems for giving end-users efficient access to diverse information types (maps, spatio-temporal data and video) and through a variety of computing devices (smartphones, wearable devices and large shared surfaces) while evaluating their efficacy under different contexts and environments (lab, and in the field). This has placed my research at the core of the emerging interdisciplinary field of Ubiquitous Analytics which involves the development of interactive and visualization tools for exploring information "anywhere" and "anytime".

Some of my ongoing interests are in the following areas:

     Mobile and Ubiquitous User Interfaces
     Interaction Techniques
     Visual & Ubiquitous Analytics
     Information Visualization
     Navigation Interfaces
     Input Devices    
     Gaming Interfaces
     Distributed User Interfaces

Projects

Publications

BezelGlide: Interacting with Graphs on Smartwatches with Minimal Screen Occlusion

Flex-ER: A Platform to Evaluate Interaction Techniques for Immersive Visualizations

María Jesús Lobo, Christophe Hurter, and Pourang Irani. 2020. Flex-ER: A Platform to Evaluate Interaction Techniques for Immersive Visualizations. Proc. ACM Hum.-Comput. Interact. 4, ISS, Article 195 (November 2020), 20 pages. DOI:https://doi-org.uml.idm.oclc.org/10.1145/3427323

Beyond Performance: Considerations for End-User Comfort in the Design of In-Situ User Interfaces

Irani, Pourang. "Beyond Performance: Considerations for End-User Comfort in the Design of In-Situ User Interfaces." In Companion Proceedings of the 2020 Conference on Interactive Surfaces and Spaces, pp. 3-3. 2020.

Exploring the Need and Design for Situated Video Analytics.

Fouad Alallah, Yumiko Sakamoto, and Pourang Irani. 2020. Exploring the Need and Design for Situated Video Analytics. In Symposium on Spatial User Interaction (SUI ’20), October 31-November 1, 2020, Virtual Event, Canada. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 11 pages. https://doi.org/10.1145/3385959.3418458

 

Visual User Interfaces For Human Motion

Ader, Lilian G. Motti, Brian Caulfied, Benoît Bossavit, Katerina El Raheb, Mathieu Raynal, Nadine Vigouroux, Karine Lan Hing Ting, Pourang P. Irani, and Jean Vanderdonckt. "Visual user interfaces for human motion." In Proceedings of the International Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces, pp. 1-2. 2020.

How are Your Robot Friends Doing?

Seo, S.H., Young, J.E. & Irani, P. How are Your Robot Friends Doing? A Design Exploration of Graphical Techniques Supporting Awareness of Robot Team Members in Teleoperation. Int J of Soc Robotics (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12369-020-00670-9

Get a Grip: Evaluating Grip Gestures for VR Input using a Lightweight Pen

Nianlong Li, Teng Han, Feng Tian, Jin Huang, Minghui Sun, Pourang Irani, and Jason Alexander. 2020. Get a Grip: Evaluating Grip Gestures for VR Input using a Lightweight Pen. In Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’20). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, 1–13. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1145/3313831.3376698

Honourable Mention Award

Limb-O: Real-Time Comparison and Visualization of Lower Limb Motions

Michael Gammon, Ritesh Udhani, Parth Patekar, Yumiko Sakamoto, Carlo Menon, and Pourang Irani. 2020. Limb-O: Real-Time Comparison and Visualization of Lower Limb Motions. In 11th Augmented Human International Conference (AH ’20), May 27–29, 2020, Winnipeg, MB, Canada. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 8 pages. https://doi.org/10.1145/3396339.3396360

Exploring Technology For Neonatal Resuscitation Training

Kenny Hong, Yumiko Sakamoto, Ganesh Srinivasan, and Pourang Irani. 2020. Exploring Technology For Neonatal Resuscitation Training. In 11th Augmented Human International Conference (AH ’20), May 27–29, 2020, Winnipeg, MB, Canada. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 9 pages. https://doi.org/10.1145/3396339.3396359

User Gesture Elicitation of Common Smartphone Tasks for Hand Proximate User Interfaces

Shariff A. M. Faleel, Michael Gammon, Yumiko Sakamoto, Carlo Menon, and Pourang Irani. 2020. User Gesture Elicitation of Common Smartphone Tasks for Hand Proximate User Interfaces. In 11th Augmented Human International Conference (AH ’20), May 27–29, 2020, Winnipeg, MB, Canada. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 8 pages. https://doi.org/10.1145/3396339.3396363

Using Guessability Framework: Age-Related Differences In Hand Gesture Interaction (Short paper)

Yurii Vasylkiv, Ali Neshati, Shariff A. M. Faleel, Yumiko Sakamoto and Pourang Irani. 2020. Using Guessability Framework: Age-Related Differences In Hand Gesture Interaction. In 11th Augmented Human International Conference (AH ’20), May 27–29, 2020, Winnipeg, MB, Canada. ACM, NewYork, NY, USA, 2 pages. https://doi.org/10.1145/3396339.3396394

Eyes-Free Graph Legibility: Using Skin-Dragging to Provide a Tactile Graph Visualization on the Arm

Sandra Bardot, Sawyer Rempel, Bradley Rey, Ali Neshati, Yumiko Sakamoto, Carlo Menon and Pourang Irani. 2020. Eyes-Free Graph Legibility: Using Skin-Dragging to Provide a Tactile Graph Visualization on the Arm. In 11th Augmented Human International Conference (AH ’20), May 27–29, 2020, Winnipeg, MB, Canada. ACM, NewYork, NY, USA, 8pages. https://doi.org/10.1145/3396339.3396344

A Comparison between Audio and IMU data to Detect Chewing Events Based on an Earable Device

Roya Lotfi, George Tzanetakis, Rasit Eskicioglu, and Pourang Irani. 2020. A Comparison between Audio and IMU data to Detect Chewing Events Based on an Earable Device. In 11th Augmented Human International Conference (AH ’20), May 27–29, 2020, Winnipeg, MB, Canada. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 8pages. https://doi.org/10.1145/3396339.3396362

A Smart Utensil for Detecting Food Pick-Up Gesture and Amount While Eating

Zuoyi Zhang, Huizhe Zheng, Sawyer Rempel, Kenny Hong, Teng Han, Yumiko Sakamoto, and Pourang Irani. 2020. A Smart Utensil for Detecting Food Pick-Up Gesture and Amount While Eating. In 11th Augmented Human International Conference (AH ’20), May 27–29, 2020, Winnipeg, MB, Canada. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 8 pages. https://doi.org/10.1145/3396339.3396361

3rd  best paper award

Design to Eat Smart! A Design Framework for Pervasive Interventions

Zuoyi Zhang, Teng Han, John Swystun, Yumiko Sakamoto, and Pourang Irani. 2020. Design to Eat Smart! A Design Framework for Pervasive Interventions of Eating Habits. To appear at Pervasive Health 2020.

Persuasive Data Videos: Investigating Persuasive Self-Tracking Feedback with Augmented Data Videos

Eun Kyoung Choe, Yumiko Sakamoto, Yanis Fatmi, Bongshin Lee, Christophe Hurter, Ashkan Haghshenas, and Pourang Irani (2019) Persuasive Data Videos: Investigating Persuasive Self-Tracking Feedback with Augmented Data Videos, Proceedings of AMIA 2019.

PinchList: Leveraging Pinch Gestures for Hierarchical List Navigation on Smartphones

Teng Han, Jie Liu, Khalad Hasan, Mingming Fan, Junhyeok Kim, Jiannan Li, Xiangmin Fan, Feng Tian, Edward Lank, and Pourang Irani. 2019. PinchList: Leveraging Pinch Gestures for Hierarchical List Navigation on Smartphones. In Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '19). ACM, New York, NY, USA, Paper 501, 13 pages. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3290605.3300731

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Finding Information on Non-Rectangular Interfaces

Florine Simon, Anne Roudaut, Pourang Irani, and Marcos Serrano. 2019. Finding Information on Non-Rectangular Interfaces. In Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '19). ACM, New York, NY, USA, Paper 102, 8 pages. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3290605.3300332

Genome-Wide Canonical Correlation Analysis-Based Computational Methods for Mining Information

Shikder R., Irani P., Hu P. (2019) Genome-Wide Canonical Correlation Analysis-Based Computational Methods for Mining Information from Microbiome and Gene Expression Data. In: Meurs MJ., Rudzicz F. (eds) Advances in Artificial Intelligence. Canadian AI 2019. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 11489. Springer, Cham

On-Body Tangible Interaction: Using the Body to Support Tangible Manipulations for Immersive Environ

Saidi H., Serrano M., Irani P., Hurter C., Dubois E. (2019) On-Body Tangible Interaction: Using the Body to Support Tangible Manipulations for Immersive Environments. In: Lamas D., Loizides F., Nacke L., Petrie H., Winckler M., Zaphiris P. (eds) Human-Computer Interaction – INTERACT 2019. INTERACT 2019. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 11749. Springer, Cham

Designer Led Computational Approach to Generate Mappings for Devices with Low Gestural Resolution

Montano-Murillo R., Han T., Irani P., Martinez-Plasencia D., Subramanian S. (2019) Designer Led Computational Approach to Generate Mappings for Devices with Low Gestural Resolution. In: Lamas D., Loizides F., Nacke L., Petrie H., Winckler M., Zaphiris P. (eds) Human-Computer Interaction – INTERACT 2019. INTERACT 2019. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 11746. Springer, Cham

Investigating Screen Reachability on an Articulated Dual-Display Smartphone

Pecchioli M., Dubois E., Irani P., Serrano M. (2019) Investigating Screen Reachability on an Articulated Dual-Display Smartphone. In: Lamas D., Loizides F., Nacke L., Petrie H., Winckler M., Zaphiris P. (eds) Human-Computer Interaction – INTERACT 2019. INTERACT 2019. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 11748. Springer, Cham

TouchGlass: Raycasting from a Glass Surface to Point at Physical Objects in Public Exhibits

Cabric F., Dubois E., Irani P., Serrano M. (2019) TouchGlass: Raycasting from a Glass Surface to Point at Physical Objects in Public Exhibits. In: Lamas D., Loizides F., Nacke L., Petrie H., Winckler M., Zaphiris P. (eds) Human-Computer Interaction – INTERACT 2019. INTERACT 2019. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 11748. Springer, Cham.

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Interacting with Autostereograms

William Delamare, Junhyeok Kim, Daichi Harada, Pourang Irani, and Xiangshi Ren. 2019. Interacting with Autostereograms. In Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services (MobileHCI '19). ACM, New York, NY, USA, Article 30, 12 pages. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3338286.3340141

An OpenMP-based tool for finding longest common subsequence in bioinformatics

Shikder, R., Thulasiraman, P., Irani, P. et al. An OpenMP-based tool for finding longest common subsequence in bioinformatics. BMC Res Notes 12, 220 (2019) doi:10.1186/s13104-019-4256-6

 

G-Sparks: Glanceable Sparklines on Smartwatches

Ali Neshati, Yumiko Sakamoto, Launa Leboe-Mcgowan, Jason Leboe-Mcgowan, Marcos Serrano, Pourang Irani. G-Sparks: Glanceable Sparklines on Smartwatches (regular paper). Dans : Graphics Interface (GI 2019), Kingston, Canada, 28/05/19-31/05/19, 2019

An Analytic Model for Time Efficient Personal Hierarchies

William Delamare, Ali Neshati, Pourang Irani, and Xiangshi Ren. 2019. An Analytic Model for Time Efficient Personal Hierarchies. In Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '19). ACM, New York, NY, USA, Paper 368, 11 pages. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3290605.3300598. Honourable Mention Award.

Smart Home Interactions for People with Reduced Hand Mobility Using Subtle EMG-Signal Gestures

Vasylkiv Y, Neshati A, Sakamoto Y, Gomez R, Nakamura K, Irani P. Smart Home Interactions for People with Reduced Hand Mobility Using Subtle EMG-Signal Gestures. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2019;257 436-443. PMID: 30741236.

The Use of Head-Worn Augmented Reality Displays in Health Communications

Hong K, Sakamoto Y, Irani P. The Use of Head-Worn Augmented Reality Displays in Health Communications. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2019;257 163-169. PMID: 30741190.

Challenges in Displaying Health Data on Small Smartwatch Screens

Neshati A, Sakamoto Y, Irani P. Challenges in Displaying Health Data on Small Smartwatch Screens. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2019;257 325-332. PMID: 30741218.

Applying a Pneumatic Interface to Intervene with Rapid Eating Behaviour

Zhang Z, Kim J, Sakamoto Y, Han T, Irani P. Applying a Pneumatic Interface to Intervene with Rapid Eating Behaviour. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2019;257 513-519. PMID: 30741249.

Situated Analytics

Thomas B.H. et al. (2018) Situated Analytics. In: Marriott K. et al. (eds) Immersive Analytics. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 11190. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-01388-2_7

Performer vs. observer

Fouad Alallah, Ali Neshati, Yumiko Sakamoto, Khalad Hasan, Edward Lank, Andrea Bunt, and Pourang Irani. 2018. Performer vs. observer: whose comfort level should we consider when examining the social acceptability of input modalities for head-worn display?. In Proceedings of the 24th ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology (VRST '18), Stephen N. Spencer (Ed.). ACM, New York, NY, USA, Article 10, 9 pages. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3281505.3281541

HydroRing: Supporting Mixed Reality Haptics Using Liquid Flow

Teng Han, Fraser Anderson, Pourang Irani, and Tovi Grossman. 2018. HydroRing: Supporting Mixed Reality Haptics Using Liquid Flow. In The 31st Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST '18). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 913-925. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3242587.3242667

Path Word: A Multimodal Password Entry Method for Ad-hoc Authentication Based on Digits’ Shape

Hassoumi Almoctar, Pourang Irani, Vsevolod Peysakhovich, and Christophe Hurter. 2018. Path Word: A Multimodal Password Entry Method for Ad-hoc Authentication Based on Digits' Shape and Smooth Pursuit Eye Movements. In Proceedings of the 20th ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI '18). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 268-277. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3242969.3243008

Counterpoint: Exploring Mixed-Scale Gesture Interaction for AR Applications

Barrett Ens, Aaron Quigley, Hui-Shyong Yeo, Pourang Irani, Thammathip Piumsomboon, and Mark Billinghurst. 2018. Counterpoint: Exploring Mixed-Scale Gesture Interaction for AR Applications. In Extended Abstracts of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA '18). ACM, New York, NY, USA, Paper LBW120, 6 pages. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3170427.3188513

Hooked on data videos: assessing the effect of animation and pictographs on viewer engagement

Fereshteh Amini, Nathalie Henry Riche, Bongshin Lee, Jason Leboe-McGowan, and Pourang Irani. 2018. Hooked on data videos: assessing the effect of animation and pictographs on viewer engagement. In Proceedings of the 2018 International Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces (AVI '18). ACM, New York, NY, USA, Article 21, 9 pages. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3206505.3206552

A new approach for spatio-temporal data mining

Sabine Cassat, Marcos Serrano, Pourang Irani, Emmanuel Dubois. A new approach for spatio-temporal data mining. IHM 2018: 163-170

Subliminal Priming in Human-Agent Interaction

Elaheh Sanoubari, Denise Y. Geiskkovitch, Diljot S. Garcha, Shahed A. Sabab, Kenny Hong, James E. Young, Andrea Bunt, Pourang Irani, "Subliminal Priming in Human-Agent Interaction: Can Agents Use Single-Frame Visuals in Video Feeds to Shape User Perceptions?" , In Proceedings of the 6th ACM International Conference on Human-Agent Interaction (HAI '18). 2018.

ThumbText: Text Entry for Wearable Devices Using a Miniature Ring

Junhyeok Kim, William Delamare, Pourang Irani. ThumbText: Text Entry for Wearable Devices Using a Miniature Ring. Graphics Interface, May 2018, Toronto, Canada. ⟨hal-03030524⟩

Crowdsourcing vs Laboratory-Style Social Acceptability Studies?: Examining the Social Acceptability

Fouad Alallah, Ali Neshati, Nima Sheibani, Yumiko Sakamoto, Andrea Bunt, Pourang Irani, and Khalad Hasan. 2018. Crowdsourcing vs Laboratory-Style Social Acceptability Studies?: Examining the Social Acceptability of Spatial User Interactions for Head-Worn Displays. In Proceedings of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '18). ACM, New York, NY, USA, Paper 310, 7 pages. DOI: https://doi-org.uml.idm.oclc.org/10.1145/3173574.3173884

PageFlip: Leveraging Page-Flipping Gestures for Efficient Command and Value Selection on Smartwatche

Teng Han, Jiannan Li, Khalad Hasan, Keisuke Nakamura, Randy Gomez, Ravin Balakrishnan, and Pourang Irani. 2018. PageFlip: Leveraging Page-Flipping Gestures for Efficient Command and Value Selection on Smartwatches. In Proceedings of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '18). ACM, New York, NY, USA, Paper 529, 12 pages.DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3173574.3174103

D-SWIME: A Design Space for Smartwatch Interaction Techniques Supporting Mobility and Encumbrance

Gaganpreet Singh, William Delamare, and Pourang Irani. 2018. D-SWIME: A Design Space for Smartwatch Interaction Techniques Supporting Mobility and Encumbrance. In Proceedings of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '18). ACM, New York, NY, USA, Paper 634, 13 pages. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3173574.3174208

ThumbText: Text-Entry for Wearable Devices using a Miniature Ring

Junhyeok Kim, William Delamare, and Pourang Irani.ThumbText: Text-Entry for Wearable Devices using a Miniature Ring,In Proceedings of the 43rd Graphics Interface Conference (GI '18). 2018.

Multi-scale gestural interaction for augmented reality

Barrett Ens, Aaron Quigley, Hui-Shyong Yeo, Pourang Irani, and Mark Billinghurst. 2017. Multi-scale gestural interaction for augmented reality. In SIGGRAPH Asia 2017 Mobile Graphics & Interactive Applications (SA '17). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, Article 11, 1–2. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1145/3132787.3132808

SoundCraft: Enabling Spatial Interactions on Smartwatches using Hand Generated Acoustics

Teng Han, Khalad Hasan, Keisuke Nakamura, Randy Gomez, and Pourang Irani. 2017. SoundCraft: Enabling Spatial Interactions on Smartwatches using Hand Generated Acoustics. In Proceedings of the 30th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST '17). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 579-591. https://doi.org/10.1145/3126594.3126612

Where are the robots? In-feed embedded techniques for visualizing robot team member locations

Stela H. Seo, James E. Young, Pourang Irani. "Where are the robots? In-feed embedded techniques for visualizing robot team member locations," IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, RO-MAN, 2017. Lisbon, Portugal.

Designing a Gaze Gesture Guiding System

William Delamare, Teng Han, and Pourang Irani. 2017. Designing a gaze gesture guiding system. In Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services (MobileHCI '17). ACM, New York, NY, USA, Article 26, 13 pages.

Visual Composition of Graphical Elements on Non-Rectangular Displays

Marcos Serrano, Anne Roudaut, and Pourang Irani. 2017. Visual Composition of Graphical Elements on Non-Rectangular Displays. In Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '17). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, 4405–4416. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1145/3025453.3025677

TDome: A Touch-Enabled 6DOF Interactive Device for Multi-Display Environments

Houssem Saidi, Marcos Serrano, Pourang Irani, and Emmanuel Dubois. 2017. TDome: A Touch-Enabled 6DOF Interactive Device for Multi-Display Environments. In Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '17). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, 5892–5904. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1145/3025453.3025661

Designing Speech, Acoustic and Multimodal Interactions

Cosmin Munteanu, Pourang Irani, Sharon Oviatt, Matthew Aylett, Gerald Penn, Shimei Pan, Nikhil Sharma, Frank Rudzicz, Randy Gomez, Ben Cowan, and Keisuke Nakamura. 2017. Designing Speech, Acoustic and Multimodal Interactions. In Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA '17). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, 601–608. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1145/3027063.3027086

Ivy: Exploring Spatially Situated Visual Programming for Authoring and Understanding Intelligent Env

Barrett Ens, Fraser Anderson, Tovi Grossman, Michelle Annett, Pourang Irani and George FitzMaurice. 2017. Ivy: Exploring Spatially Situated Visual Programming for Authoring and Understanding Intelligent Environments. In Proceedings of Graphice Interface (GI '17), Edmonton, Alberta. CHCCS, to appear.

Won by a Head: A Platform Comparison of Smart Object Linking in Virtual Environments

Barrett Ens, Fraser Anderson, Tovi Grossman, Michelle Annett, Pourang Irani, George W. Fitzmaurice. Won by a Head: A Platform Comparison of Smart Object Linking in Virtual Environments. ICAT-EGVE 2017: 17-20

Data Representations for In-Situ Exploration of Health and Fitness Data

Fereshteh Amini, Khalad Hasan, Andrea Bunt, and Pourang Irani. Data Representations for In-Situ Exploration of Health and Fitness Data. In Proceedings of the 11th EAI International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare (PervasiveHealth 2017), Barcelona, Spain. ACM. (To appear)

AirPanes: Two-Handed Around-Device Interaction for Pane Switching on Smartphones

Khalad Hasan, David Ahlström, Junhyeok Kim, and Pourang Irani. 2017. AirPanes: Two-Handed Around-Device Interaction for Pane Switching on Smartphones. In Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '17). To appear.

WristWhirl: One-handed Continuous Smartwatch Input using Wrist Gestures

Jun Gong, Xing-Dong Yang, and Pourang Irani. 2016. WristWhirl: One-handed Continuous Smartwatch Input using Wrist Gestures. In Proceedings of the 29th Annual Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST '16). ACM, 861-872.

Thumbs-Up: 3D Spatial Thumb-Reachable Space for One-Handed Thumb Interaction on Smartphones

Khalad Hasan, Junhyeok Kim, David Ahlström, and Pourang Irani. 2016. Thumbs-Up: 3D Spatial Thumb-Reachable Space for One-Handed Thumb Interaction on Smartphones. In Proceedings of the 2016 Symposium on Spatial User Interaction (SUI '16), 103-106. 

Shared Façades: Surface-Embedded Layout Management for Ad-Hoc Collaboration using Head-Worn Displays

Barrett Ens, Eyal Ofek, Neil Bruce, and Pourang Irani. 2016. Shared Façades: Surface-embedded layout management for ad-hoc collaboration using head-worn displays. Collaboration Meets Interactive Surfaces and Spaces (CMISS) – Theory and Practice. Craig Anslow, Pedro Campos, Joaquim Jorge, (Eds). Springer, in press.

Exploring Design Factors for Transforming Passive Vibration Signals into Smartwear Interactions

Teng Han, David Ahlström, Xing-Dong Yang, Ahmad Byagowi, and Pourang Irani. 2016. Exploring Design Factors for Transforming Passive Vibration Signals into Smartwear Interactions. In Proceedings of the 9th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (NordiCHI '16). ACM, New York, NY, USA, Article 35, 10 pages.

Combining Ring Input with Hand Tracking for Precise, Natural Interaction with SAIs

Barrett Ens, Ahmad Byagowi, Teng Han, Juan David Hincapié-Ramos, Pourang Irani. 2016. Combining Ring Input with Hand Tracking for Precise, Natural Interaction with SAIs. In Proceedings of the 4th symposium on Spatial User Interactions (SUI '16), Tokyo, Japan. ACM, to appear.

Moving Ahead with Peephole Pointing: Modelling Object Selection with Head-Worn Display Field of View

Barrett Ens, David Ahlström, Pourang Irani. 2016. Moving Ahead with Peephole Pointing: Modelling Object Selection with Head-Worn Display Field of View. In Proceedings of the 4th symposium on Spatial User Interactions (SUI '16), Tokyo, Japan. ACM, to appear.

3D Visualization of Astronomy Data Cubes using Immersive Displays

Gilles Ferrand, Jayanne English, Pourang Irani. 2016. 3D Visualization of Astronomy Data Cubes using Immersive Displays. Annual General Meeting of the Canadian Astronomical Society (CASCA). 

Authoring Data-Driven Videos with DataClips

F. Amini, N. H. Riche, B. Lee, A. M. Hernández, and P. Irani. Authoring Data-Driven Videos with DataClips. To appear in IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, InfoVis 2016.

Supporting Visual Exploration for Multiple Users in Large Display Environments

S. K. Badam, F. Amini, N. Elmqvist, and P. Irani. Proxemic Lens: Multi-User Visual Exploration using Proxemics and Gestural Interaction. To appear in IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, VAST 2016.

Spatial Analytic Interfaces: Spatial User Interfaces for In-Situ Visual Analytics

Barrett Ens, Pourang Irani. 2016. Spatial Analytic Interfaces: Spatial User Interfaces for In-Situ Visual Analytics. IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications , vol.37, issue 2, pp.66-79. DOI: 10.1109/MCG.2016.38

Investigating Text Legibility on Non-Rectangular Displays

Marcos Serrano, Anne Roudaut, and Pourang Irani. 2016. Investigating Text Legibility on Non-Rectangular Displays. In Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '16). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, 498–508. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1145/2858036.2858057

The Frustrations and Benefits of Mobile Device Usage in the Home when Co-Present with Family Members

Erick Odour, Carman Neustaedter, William Odom, Anthony Tang, Niala Moallem, Melanie Tory, and Pourang Irani. 2016) The Frustrations and Benefits of Mobile Device Usage in the Home when Co-Present with Family members. In Proceedings of Designing Interactive Systems. Brisbane, Australia. DIS ’16. ACM Press.

GyroWand: An Approach to IMU-Based Raycasting for Augmented Reality

J. D. Hincapié-Ramos, K. Özacar, P. P. Irani and Y. Kitamura.2016. GyroWand: An Approach to IMU-Based Raycasting for Augmented Reality. In IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol. 36, no. 2, pp. 90-96, Mar.-Apr. 2016. 

Sensing Tablet Grasp + Micro-mobility for Active Reading

Dongwook Yoon, Ken Hinckley, Hrvoje Benko, François Guimbretière, Pourang Irani, Michel Pahud, and Marcel Gavriliu. 2015. Sensing Tablet Grasp + Micro-mobility for Active Reading. In Proceedings of the 28th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software & Technology (UIST '15). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, 477–487. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1145/2807442.2807510

Desktop-Gluey: Augmenting Desktop Environments with Wearable Devices.

Marcos Serrano, Barrett Ens, Xing-Dong Yang and Pourang Irani. (2015). Desktop-Gluey: Augmenting Desktop Environments with Wearable Devices. Workshop on Mobile Collocated Interactions with Wearables, MobileHCI '15. Copenhagen, Denmark, ACM.

SAMMI: A Spatially-Aware Multi-Mobile Interface for Analytic Map Navigation Tasks

Khalad Hasan, David Ahlström, and Pourang Irani. 2015. SAMMI: A Spatially-Aware Multi-Mobile Interface for Analytic Map Navigation Tasks. In Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services (MobileHCI '15), 36-45.

Comparing Direct Off-Screen Pointing, Peephole, and Flick&Pinch Interaction for Map Navigation

Khalad Hasan, David Ahlström, and Pourang Irani. 2015. Comparing Direct Off-Screen Pointing, Peephole, and Flick&Pinch Interaction for Map Navigation. In Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on Spatial User Interaction (SUI 2015). Los Angeles, USA. ACM. 99-102.

Spatial Constancy of Surface-Embedded Layouts across Multiple Environments

Barrett Ens, Eyal Ofek, Neil Bruce and Pourang Irani. 2015. Spatial Constancy of Surface-Embedded Layouts across Multiple Environments. In Proceedings of the 3rd symposium on Spatial User Interactions (SUI '15). Los Angeles, USA. ACM, 65-68.

Gluey: Developing a Head-Worn Display Interface to Unify the Interaction Experience

Marcos Serrano, Barrett Ens, Xing-Dong Yang and Pourang Irani. 2015. Gluey: Developing a Head-Worn Display Interface to Unify the Interaction Experience in Distributed Display Environments. In Proceedings of MobileHCI'15, August 24, Copenhagen, Denmark. ACM, 161-171.

GyroWand: An Approach to IMU-Based Raycasting for Augmented Reality

J. D. Hincapié-Ramos, K. Özacar, P. P. Irani and Y. Kitamura, "GyroWand: An Approach to IMU-Based Raycasting for Augmented Reality," in IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol. 36, no. 2, pp. 90-96, Mar.-Apr. 2016.
doi: 10.1109/MCG.2016.21

Smartwatches + Head-Worn Displays: the ‘New’ Smartphone

Marcos Serrano, Khalad Hasan, Barrett Ens, Xing-Dong Yang and Pourang Irani. (2015). Smartwatches + Head-Worn Displays: the ‘New’ Smartphone. Workshop on Mobile Collocated Interactions: From Smartphones to Wearables, CHI 2015. Seoul, Korea. ACM.

Understanding Data Videos: Looking at Narrative Visualization through the Cinematography Lens

Amini, F., Riche, N. H., Lee, B., Hurter, C., and Irani, P. Understanding Data Videos: Looking at Narrative Visualization through the Cinematography Lens. Proc. CHI: SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing System, 2015. 23% acceptance rate.

Sensing Techniques for Tablet+Stylus Interaction

Ken Hinckley, Michel Pahud, Hrvoje Benko, Pourang Irani, François Guimbretière, Marcel Gavriliu, Xiang 'Anthony' Chen, Fabrice Matulic, William Buxton, Andrew Wilson. 2014. Sensing techniques for tablet+stylus interaction. Proceedings of the 27th annual ACM symposium on User interface software and technology (UIST 2014). Honolulu, USA. 605-614. (Best Paper Award)

Ethereal Planes: A Design Framework for 2D Information Spaces in 3D Mixed Reality Environments

Barrett Ens, Juan David Hincapié-Ramos and Pourang Irani. 2014. Ethereal Planes: A Design Framework for 2D Information Spaces in 3D Mixed Reality Environments. In Proceedings of the 2nd symposium on Spatial user interactions (SUI '14). Honolulu, USA, 2-12.

Are You Comfortable Doing That?: Acceptance Studies of Around-Device Gestures in and for Public Sett

David Ahlström, Khalad Hasan, Pourang Irani. 2014. Are You Comfortable Doing That?: Acceptance Studies of Around-Device Gestures in and for Public Settings. In Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services (MobileHCI 2014). Toronto, Canada. ACM. To Appear.

Identifying Suitable Projection Parameters and Display Configurations for Mobile True-3D Displays

Marcos Serrano, Dale Hildebrandt, Sriram Subramanian, Pourang Irani. 2014. Identifying Suitable Projection Parameters and Display Configurations for Mobile True-3D Displays. In Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services (MobileHCI 2014). Toronto, Canada. ACM. To Appear.

SmartColor: Real-Time Color Correction and Contrast for Optical See-Through Head-Mounted Displays

Hincapié-Ramos, J.D., Ivanchuk, L., Sridharan, S.K. and Irani, P. 2014. SmartColor: Real-Time Color Correction and Contrast for Optical See-Through Head-Mounted Displays. In Proc. ISMAR ’14. ACM. To Appear.

The Impact of Interactivity on Comprehending 2D and 3D Visualizations of Movement Data

Amini, F., Rufiange, S., Hossain, Z., Ventura, Q., Irani, P., and McGuffin, M. J. "The Impact of Interactivity on Comprehending 2D and 3D Visualizations of Movement Data", IEEE Transactions on Visualization & Computer Graphics , no. 1, pp. 1, PrePrints, doi:10.1109/TVCG.2014.2329308. To be presented at IEEEVis 2014.

Revisiting Crisis Maps with Geo-Temporal Tag Visualization

Hina Aman, Pourang Irani and Fereshteh Amini. "Revisiting Crisis Maps with Geo-Temporal Tag Visualization." Visualization Symposium (PacificVis), 2014 IEEE Pacific. IEEE, 2014.

cAR: Contact Augmented Reality with Transparent-Display Mobile Devices

Hincapié-Ramos, J.D., Roscher, S., Büschel, W., Kister, U., Dachselt, R. and Irani, P. 2014. cAR: Contact Augmented Reality with Transparent-Display Mobile Devices. In Proceedings of the 3rd ACM International Symposium on Pervasive Displays (PerDis '14). ACM. To Appear.

The Consumed Endurance Workbench: A Tool to Assess Arm Fatigue during Mid-Air Interactions

Hincapié-Ramos, J.D., Guo, X., and Irani, P. 2014. The Consumed Endurance Workbench: A Tool to Assess Arm Fatigue during Mid-Air Interactions. In Proc. DIS ’14 Demos. ACM. To Appear.

Reflections on U-PriSM 2: The Second Workshop on Usable Privacy and Security for Mobile Devices

Sonia Chiasson, Heather Crawford, Serge Egelman, Pourang Irani. Reflections on U-PriSM 2: The Second Workshop on Usable Privacy and Security for Mobile Devices. Int. J. Mob. Hum. Comput. Interact. 6(2): 73-78 (2014)

Personal Command and Control

Barrett Ens and Pourang Irani. 2014. Personal Command and Control: A Spatial Interface for Head-Worn Displays as a Platform for Everyday Visual Analytics. In Workshop on Personal Visual Analytics (DIS '14), Vancouver, Canada. 4 Pages.

tPad: Designing Transparent-Display Mobile Interactions

Hincapié-Ramos, J.D., Roscher, S., Büschel, W., Kister, U., Dachselt, R. and Irani, P. 2014. tPad: Designing Transparent-Display Mobile Interactions. In Proceedings of the 10th ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS '14). ACM. Honorable Mention Award.

Designing Interactive Transparent Exhibition Cases

Hincapié-Ramos, J. D., Guo, X. and Irani, P. 2014. Designing Interactive Transparent Exhibition Cases. Proceedings of the third international ACM workshop on Personalized access to cultural heritage (PATCH ’14). February 2014. ACM.

ChronoTwigger: A Visual Analytics Tool for Understanding Source and Test Co-Evolution

Barrett Ens, Daniel Rea, Roiy Shpaner, Hadi Hemmati, James E. Young, Pourang Irani. 2014. ChronoTwigger: A Visual Analytics Tool for Understanding Source and Test Co-Evolution. In Proceedings of the 2nd IEEE Working Conference on Software Visualization (VISSOFT 2014). Victoria, Canada. IEEE, 117-126.

Exploring the Use of Hand-To-Face Input for Interacting with Head-Worn Displays

Marcos Serrano, Barrett Ens and Pourang Irani. 2014. Exploring the Use of Hand-To-Face Input for Interacting with Head-Worn Displays. In Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors and Computing Systems (CHI '14). Toronto, Canada. ACM, 3181-3190.

The Personal Cockpit: A Spatial Interface for Effective Task Switching on Head-Worn Displays

Barrett Ens, Rory Finnegan and Pourang Irani. 2014. The Personal Cockpit: A Spatial Interface for Effective Task Switching on Head-Worn Displays. In Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors and Computing Systems (CHI '14). Toronto, Canada. ACM, 3171-3180.

Consumed Endurance: A Metric to Quantify Arm Fatigue of Mid-Air Interactions

Hincapié-Ramos, J.D., Guo, X., Moghadasian, P. and Irani, P. 2014. Consumed endurance: a metric to quantify arm fatigue of mid-air interactions. In Proceedings of the 32nd annual ACM conference on Human factors in computing systems (CHI '14). ACM

U-PriSM 2: the second usable privacy and security for mobile devices workshop

Sonia Chiasson, Heather Crawford, Serge Egelman, Pourang Irani: U-PriSM 2: the second usable privacy and security for mobile devices workshop. In Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services (MobileHCI' 2013) 630-632, Munich, Germany. ACM.

Ubiquitous Analytics: Interacting with Big Data Anywhere, Anytime

Niklas Elmqvist, Pourang Irani: Ubiquitous Analytics: Interacting with Big Data Anywhere, Anytime. IEEE Computer 46(4): 86-89 (2013)

Color Correction for Optical See-Through Displays Using Display Color Profiles

Sridharan, S.K., Hincapié-Ramos, J.D., Flatla, D.R. and Irani, P. 2013. Color correction for optical see-through displays using display color profiles. In Proceedings of the 19th ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology (VRST '13). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 231-240. 

Interactive exploration of surveillance video through actionshot summarization and trajectory visual

Amir H. Meghdadi, Pourang Irani. 2013. Interactive Exploration of Surveillance Video through Action Shot Summarization and Trajectory Visualization. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics. 19.12 (2013): 2119 - 2128. IEEE

Surround-See: Enabling Peripheral Vision on Smartphones during Active Use

Xing-Dong Yang, Khalad Hasan, Neil Bruce, Pourang Irani. 2013. Surround-See: Enabling Peripheral Vision on Smartphones during Active Use. In Proceedings of the 26th Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST'13). St. Andrews, UK. ACM.

High-Precision Pointing on Large Wall Displays using Small Handheld Devices

Mathieu Nancel, Olivier Chapuis, Emmanuel Pietriga, Xing-Dong Yang, Pourang P. Irani, Michel Beaudouin-Lafon. High-Precision Pointing on Large Wall Displays using Small Handheld Devices. In Proceedings of the 31st International Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2013). Paris, France. ACM. 831-840