What is InC?InC is the Innovative Communication research Group at the IT University of Copenhagen. It focuses on
- design and development of interactive technologies in the contexts of prior and emerging cultures of information
- advanced and innovative communication trends
- historical and rhetorical methods of innovation
ITU representation at the COGAIN Camp 2007
Last week five people from ITU attended the third COGAIN Camp in Leicester, England. There was a conference on Monday with the theme “Gaze-based Creativity, Interacting with Games and On-line Communities”, and an exhibition on Tuesday where an award ceremony for the student competition on gaze creativity was held. ITU had the pleasure of being represented in both events.
Jakob Schantz, a master student at ITU, participated in the Creative Gaze student competition with his StrongEyes game, a 3D space arcade where the user controls a spaceship using only their gaze. The game was awarded the second prize, and reviewers praised its great potential of gaze control for both disabled and non-disabled users. Jakob got the opportunity of attending to the Camp and showing his game. Some eye tracking companies were interested in incorporating his game to their software packages, which might open up some job possibilities for Jakob in the near future. You can see a video of the ceremony and the exhibition here (originally uploaded by John Paulin Hansen).
On Monday Javier presented the paper that was written together with Jakob and John. In this paper we studied the performance of 6 input devices (mouse, joystick, touch screen, head tracker and 2 different eye trackers) in two common tasks in videogames, target selection (aim and shoot) and target tracking. During the Q&A’s the audience provided feedback on issues that could be further investigated in student projects and master theses.