INTERFACE 2012

A collection of links, articles and concepts affiliated with the development of the 2012 YSDN Grad Show. As compiled by Melkd (Interface team).

People and resources I’ve found in my research that may be worth taking note of for the future. As well as a few resources we’ve accumulated in group discussions;

Dr. Olivier St-Cyr (Professor, York University)

Has experience working with/ studying experiential user interfaces, and modes of human interaction with interfaces.

Dr. Stan Ruecker (Professor, University of Alberta)

An article I’m not sure I fully understand, but that’s full of interesting concepts and ideas that may be helpful for other members of my group. This article outlines his experience with “Experimental Interfaces Involving Visual Grouping During Browsing”

Wolfgang Stuerzlinger (Professor, York University)

Has an extensive repetoire studying and developing User Interface technologies. I first found him through a TED discussion (Re-investigating 3D User Interfaces) but found out that he is also affiliated with the Interactive Systems Research Group at York University, in addition to being an active member of the Computer Science & Engineering Faculty. 

Mr.Stuerzlinger seems well informed about current trends in technologies and User Interfaces, I believe he may be a good resource to discuss our ideas and intentions with. If you view the ISRG at York  page you’ll see that this department may also be able to give us access to technologies and hardware we may not have considered. For instance, this department has access to augmented/virtual reality technologies… something they may let us investigate and develop for our own means!

Corus Entertainment (Media and Entertainment Company, Toronto)

Many of us (involved in the YSDN Grad Show) are already familiar with Corus Entertainment in one fashion or another. Some of our YSDN faculty works for divisions of the company, which may make approaching the company easier. They also seem very committed to getting involved with local communities, so we should consider them as a (potentially) valuable resource for exposure (local radio), access to industry resource/knowledge, etc. 

Forge (Design Firm, Toronto CA) 

I interned for this company and believe they may be a valuable resource because they have several years experience developing and installing interactive designs and exhibits. They regularly employ the use of touch-screen (films) and have expansive knowledge on building user-interfaces. This firm employs two YSDN alumi, and was actually co-founded by graduates of York’s Film and Design programs. In addition, this firm has an EGD team whom may be able to help us source materials and company resources.

Kubrik (Designers/ Fabricators, Toronto CA)

[Group member suggestion. Needs more research]

Gateway (Retailer, Canada)

[Group member suggestion. Needs more research]

Check out this coat that’s been rigged to f*ck with t.v’s! Haha lol that’s one way to get a guys attention… Lol or view some of the other way-too-cool-to-be-real-gadgets this (designer) has created!

Check out this coat that’s been rigged to f*ck with t.v’s! Haha lol that’s one way to get a guys attention… Lol or view some of the other way-too-cool-to-be-real-gadgets this (designer) has created!

Built using HTML5, this User-Interface mimics the viscosity and reactivity of a Jello-ish substance. The user has the option to adjust the atmosphere (gravity) as well as the ‘stickiness’ of object itself. Check it out yourself, or view this artists full portfolio here. 

An interesting display that may solve our problem of incorporating interactive with print:

This display incorporates LED lights beneath the table’s surface to help illuminate the objects on top of the table. Found on Unplgged: The Best of Student Grad Show Tech Displays.