Congratulations to Hyungil Kim, winner of the 2016 Dieter W. Jahns Student Practitioner Award. Kim, a PhD student in Industrial and Systems Engineering Department at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, is the sixth recipient of the award. Kim’s project is titled “Virtual Shadow: Making Cross Traffic Dynamics Visible through Augmented Reality Head Up Display.” The objectives of the project were to (1) design a novel driver interface for cross traffic alerts taking advantage of an augmented reality (AR) head-up display (HUD), (2) prototype design ideas for a specific use-case of pedestrian collision warning, and (3) evaluate usability in consideration of unique aspects of interaction with AR while driving. The result was an AR pedestrian collision warning interface that is compatible with both the driver’s cognitive process and physical reality of driving. This work demonstrates the opportunity of incorporating ecological interface design (EID) into AR interfaces.
Preethi Srinivas, a student at the Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing was recognized as the 2016 student award Runner-Up for her project: “Examining the Role of Patient Iinformation in Text Messages for Managing Technology-mediated Interruptions in the Intensive Care Unit.”