The IDEA team is a multitalented and multidisciplinary group who are exploring the future of mobile user interfaces.
We are a group of designers, computer scientists, ethnographers, social scientists, content producers and engineers, and we work closely together throughout the development process. Within the group this runs from drawing insights from user studies, to building novel prototype software, to running medium and large-scale pilot studies, and evaluating new concepts and technologies. We transfer our validated ideas and prototypes to business units or create products ourselves. We collaborate extensively with colleagues elsewhere at Nokia and with experts in academia, and are highly involved in human-computer interaction communities.
INTERNS, POST-DOCS and ASSOCIATES
Kevin Cheng | Frank Li | Therese Dugan
There is usually a lot going on in the IDEA team at any point in time, due to our multidisciplinary makeup and diversty of interests. Here is a sample of our extrernally visible projects.
Family Communication is our longest running thread of research focused on families and communication at a distance. Our desire is to step out of the typical technology aim towards 18-34 year olds, and instead address the needs of the youngest and the oldest members. Also, it helps that quite a few of our families live many time zones away. In the past few years we completed a few projects in this area, some resulting in products. For more details, please check out:
- Connected Reading a portfolio of projects related to reading with young children, including most recent Rich Reading apps released as products for the Windows phone devices.
- StoryPlay: our first projects on reading with young children over a distance (in collaboration with Sesame Workshop/JGC).
- StoryVisit: our pilot service for reading books over a distance.
- Electric Agents: mobile literacy game that combines web based TV and mobile AR experiences.
In the past few years we spent a lot of time understanding how families communicate and how we can build new technologies for enabling communication within families.
Interactive Visualizations: developing new techniques and user interfaces that enhance visual communication.
Nokia Internet Pulse: A mobile and wall-display visualization of what people are saying about Nokia and other topics on Twitter, used at Nokia and Sesame Street.
Tablet use and implications for future computing.
Looking at information overload on mobile devices and how to improve access to relevant to data through custom created filters.
Developing new platforms for prototyping of advanced user interfaces.
Our publication targets tend to be conferences that involve mobile and human-computer interaction communities, such as CHI, CSCW, Ubicomp, Pervasive, IDC, Mobile HCI, UIST and ACM Multimedia to name just a few.
Our list of publications is here.
- Sesame Workshop and Joan Ganz Cooney Center
- Cliff Nass, Stanford University
- Kwan-Liu Ma, UC Davis
- Pat Hanrahan, Stanford University
- Scott Klemmer, Stanford University
- Kimiko Ryokai, UC Berkeley
- Horoshi Ishii, MIT Media Lab
- Khai Truong, Univeristy of Toronto
Leila Takayama | Sharon Ding | Sam Rossoff | Sadiya Hameed | Morgan Ames | Dean Eckles | Tarik Crnovrsanin | Liz Bales | Kyle Buza | Janet Go | Tricia Wang | Frank Li | Hayes Raffle | Tim Sohn | Juhee Bae | Maria Sandberg | James Walkup | Agathe Battestini | Frederik Wiehr | Shah Amini | Sean Follmer
Team offsite, January 2011.