HCI grad develops app for athletes

Spring 2015 MS graduate, Vincent (Vince) Sonson, turned his capstone project into a startup developing a mobile app, Balance Position, to help college athletes maintain a healthy balance.  See the feature story at http://www.cmu.edu/piper/stories/2016/september/balance-position.html.     … Continue reading

MacAllister wins I/ITSEC scholarship

Competition for the 26th Annual Lewis Scholarships (previously the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference scholarships) was so intense with so many highly qualified candidates this year, that three PhD students and one masters student were all selected for the … Continue reading

Claussen makes front page news

Dr. Jonathan Claussen and four members of his research group, along with researchers at Purdue collaborated on a journal article featured on the cover of Nanoscale’s issue 35.  An ISU news release with more details is available here. … Continue reading

VR goes to the Fair

Five Iowa State University (ISU) students spent their Saturday at the 2016 Iowa State Fair promoting Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) to hundreds of fair-goers who walked through the 4-H building. Children and parents visiting the booth experienced … Continue reading

VRAC Public Tours announced.

Do you want to learn more about what happens at VRAC and experience the advantage of 3D enabled applications?  VRAC has announced three upcoming public tour dates for anyone interested in learning more about what we do here. … Continue reading

Pokemon Go & Augmented Reality

The hottest app making the news these days is an example of one of VRAC’s research areas – augmented reality.  Read the full article.  [Incidentally, the C6 in the Howe Hall atrium is a Pokestop.] … Continue reading

REU Intern on Research Path

2015 REU Intern Jordan Zonner cites Dr. Sharmin Sikich and the IINSPIRE-LSAMP program at Doane University with helping her find the HCI REU program at Iowa State.  Read about her experiences on their website:  http://www.doane.edu/news/doane-magazine-web-exclusive-in-the-lab-with-lsamp. … Continue reading

CHI 2016

One of the largest conferences held annually for new research in human computer interaction is the Association for Computing Machinery‘s (ACM) Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, often referred to by its short name CHI.  CHI was held this … Continue reading