UBiNT - Ubiquitous interaction group
Enabling smart interactions
The UBiNT’s research activity focuses on design, development, evaluation and understanding of user-centered, ubiquitous computing environments. The nature of technologies investigated in UBiNT is such that through the core research activity, these technologies are utilized in three main phases: acquisition of users’ context information; analysis of this information to understand users’ mobility and behavior; and, development of novel interfaces and interaction modalities in response to the acquired understanding. State of the art methodologies in design and evaluation of interactive ubiquitous environments are used throughout realization of each phase.
Research in UBiNT promotes the use of non-intrusive technologies, interwoven to a high degree with users’ surroundings and technologies already familiar to users. Through this approach, acquisition of users’ context information has a minimal impact on their behavior, while providing a natural and intuitive interaction environment.
Amongst various activities carried out in the group, the key competencies of UBiNT are:
- Context sensing and user behavior analysis
- Persuasive user interfaces
- Multimodal interaction