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Professor, Interfaculty Initiatives in Information Studies, The University of Tokyo
7-3-1, Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033 Japan (map)
Director, Interaction Laboratory, Sony Computer Science Laboratories, Inc.
3-14-13 Higashi-gotanda, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 141-0022 Japan (Map)
Co-Founder, Koozyt, Inc.
4-1-8, 4F, Azabu Juban, Minato-ku Tokyo 106-0045 Japan
Phone: +81 3-5448-4380 Fax: +81 3-5448-4273 Blog Bio Notice
Recent progress in hardware technology has brought about computers that are small enough to carry or even wear. These new computers, however, preclude traditional user-interface techniques such a graphical user interface (GUI) or desktop metaphor. To overcome these shortfalls, human computer interaction (HCI) technology is rapidly changing, resulting in a transition akin to the switch to GUI in the 80's.
I am interested in designing a new human computer interaction style for highly portable computers, that will be situation-aware and assistance-oriented rather than command oriented. Using this style, a user will be able to interact the real world that is augmented by the computer's synthetic information. The user's situation will be automatically recognized by applying a range of recognition methods, allowing the computer to assist the user without having to be directly instructed by the user. Before the end of the decade, I expect that such computers will be as commonplace as today's Walkmans, electronic hearing aids, eyeglasses, and wristwatches.
(also see the BusinessWeek article on my work)
Human Computer Interaction, Computer Augmented Environments, Augmented Reality, Mobile & Wearable Computing, Interaction Techniques, Information Visualization, and Virtual Reality
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