"Mercredi de STMS" invite Professor Bruce Walker

« Sound Science: Research and Development of Multimodal Displays in the Georgia Tech Sonification Lab »

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This "Mercredi de STMS" will give us the opportunity to welcome Professor Bruce Walker who will present his work about « Sound Science: Research and Development of Multimodal Displays in the Georgia Tech Sonification Lab »

The presentation will be in English.

Designing novel user experiences that leverage multimodal interfaces requires an interdisciplinary approach blending psychology, design, art, music, computer science and engineering. Research and development in the Georgia Tech Sonification Lab involves a combination of rigorous science, artful design, and cutting edge technology to solve challenging problems, and address complex use cases for a broad array of users. This talk will provide an overview of the Lab’s work, with examples drawn from several high-profile and long-duration projects, including the System for Wearable Audio Navigation (SWAN), the Accessible Aquarium Project, the In-Vehicle Assistive Technology (IVAT) Project, and development of the Sonification Studio software tool.

Dr. Bruce N. Walker is a Professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology (“Georgia Tech”) with joint appointments in the School of Psychology and the School of Interactive Computing. Dr. Walker’s interdisciplinary Sonification Lab studies human-computer interaction (HCI) in non-traditional interfaces, such as mobile devices, cockpits, vehicle displays, and multimodal interfaces in education. Particular interests include sonification and auditory displays, which are highly useful for persons living with disabilities including vision impairment. This has led to decades of work on assistive technology, especially for education. Dr. Walker is passionate about making schools and educational materials more accessible for all learners. Professor Walker teaches HCI, Research Methods, Sensation & Perception, and Assistive Technology. He has over 250 publications, and has worked on projects for NASA, state and federal governments, the military, and private companies.

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