• Germán Leiva

    Assistant Professor, AU

    Bio:  Germán Leiva is a Human-Computer Interaction researcher, educator, and entrepreneur with more than ten years of experience in the software industry. His research on prototyping introduced many novel authoring tools for interaction design. He is currently focusing on the future of authoring tools to allow non-programmers to create AR/VR experiences.   Title of presentation:  Unique AR/VR experiences or standardization?   Abstract of presentation:  The first VR attempts outdated personal computers. However, the computer revolution has developed steadily since the 1970s. What can we do differently to allow non-programmers to participate in this new AR/VR revolution? How can authoring tools be accessible for everyone to create unique experiences without absolute standardization?  

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    • Sankt Hans Torv & Nørrebros Runddel B
      30-11-2 -
      Organized by AU in collaboration with DIREC
      With the rise of novel AR/VR/XR technologies, we are seeing new opportunities for experiencing completely new virtual worlds but also augmenting the real world with new capabilities. This development enables exciting new applications in, e.g., industrial design processes, remote collaboration, and psychology. However, there are still important unsolved challenges that underpin designing and creating XR experiences. We will have four leading experts from research and industry discussing the latest advances on topics such as:
      • Authoring: Who is creating the content in XR experiences and how is it created?
      • Interaction: With advanced tracking and sensing capabilities, how do people interact with virtual and augmented objects?
      • Perception: How can we use the manipulation of people’s perception for good?
      • Participation: How do we enable people to share XR experiences?
      The session will consist of lightning talks followed by 20-30 minutes of panel discussion, where we will do more philosophical pondering on questions such as: How do we achieve standardization for the XR paradigm? What are the prospects and dangers of altering our reality? Are we going to have a Metaverse and will smartglasses replace our smartphones?
      Introduction: Jens Emil Grønbæk, Postdoctoral Researcher · Aarhus University
      Scientific Talk: “Eye Hand Symbiosis”, Ken Pfeuffer, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, Aarhus University
      Scientific Talk: “Beyond reality: Creating Superpowers in VR”, Tiare Feuchtner, Assistant Professor, University of Konstanz
      Scientific Talk: “Unique AR/VR experiences or standardization?”, Germán Leiva, Assistant Professor, Digital Design and Information Studies, Aarhus University
      Business Talk: “Welcome to the corporate Metaverse”, Sune Wolff, CTO, SynergyXR
      Session coordinator: Jens Emil Grønbæk/Søren Poulsen, AU
      Facilitator: Jens Emil Grønbæk, AU
      The challenges of creating an Extended Reality
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