StereoCompass app paper published

It started as a hobby photography project during the COVID pandemic 2020 and somehow ended up with an Android app and a paper presented at the Stereoscopic Displays and Applications XXXII conference!

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Hybrid Stereoscopic Photography – Analogue Stereo 
Photography meets the Digital Age with the 
StereoCompass app
B Sommer
Electronic Imaging, Stereoscopic Displays and 
Applications XXXII, pp. 58-1-58-10(10); 
Society for Imaging Science and Technology

MolVA@EuroVis2021, June 14, 8 am, online!

For the 4th time, the MolVA 2021 – Workshop on Molecular Graphics and Visual Analysis of Molecular Data is taking place in the context of the EuroVis 2021. The workshop will run from 8:00 am to 11:40 UK time and will virtually take place this year in Zurich, Switzerland.

The whole program can be found here!

The participation in the whole prestigious EuroVis2021 conference will be this year for free! If you would like to join for some of the talks, please register here.

Congratulations to Jenny & team for shADe!

Jenny Hu’s group won the ‘Fast Company’s 2021 World Changing Ideas Awards’ in the category ‘Students’ for shADe! Jenny and her team members Fatimah El-Rashid, Joy Zhang, Sille E. Bertelsen and Samurai L. started to work on shADe during the first year of Innovation Design Engineering at the Royal College of Art in 2020. This plugin blocks the digital marketing from companies with poor sustainability scores, and instead suggests items from brands that have the data to back up their environmental claims.

Disclaimer: this project was not developed in the context of I2D.

ArstIT 2020 – 2 Papers published

Our group members Ayn Sayuti and Jerry/Zidong Lin published two papers in the proceedings of the ArtIT 2020 conference in the special section “Intelligence and Creativity in Healthcare, Wellbeing and Aging” published by Springer. Congratulations, well done!

Bio-related Design Genres: A Survey on 
Familiarity and Potential Applications
N A Sayuti, B Sommer, S Ahmed-Kristensen
Interactivity and Game Creation: 
9th EAI International Conference 2020, 
379-393, 2021
IoT Product Pleasurability - Investigating 
the Pleasurable User Experiences Between 
Conventional Products and IoT Products 
Through Watches
Z Lin, B Sommer, S Ahmed-Kristensen
Interactivity and Game Creation: 
9th EAI International Conference 2020, 
394-408, 2021

VIZBI 2021

Visualizing Biological Data 2021 Art & Biology

From March 24-26 the VIZBI conference virtually took place at the EMBL in Heidelberg. We were designing and hosting the space for VIZBI. The conference included an Art & Biology event hosted by David Goodsell, coming with a DJ session with DJ David Jackson. We got a lot of positive feedback from the participants.

For more info, please visit:

The image shows the overview of the VIZBI 2021 main area.

SpaceCHI 2021

SpaceCHI : Human-Computer Interaction for Space Exploration

Our position paper “Decoupled Communication System for Long-Duration Space Missions?” has been accepted as a talk for the SpaceCHI 2021 workshop at the Annual Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI) of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). Dr Chang Hee Lee will be giving a talk to the SpaceCHI workshop at MIT Media Lab, May 14, 2021| EST 09:00-4:00.

IDE Superform 2021 SHOW

Innovation Design Engineering exhibiting 45 chairs

From February 19 to 21, our amazing Innovation & Engineering Design Students will showcase their work at the virtual Superform 2021 SHOW. 45 chairs designed by the students are exhibited in the virtual space. The digital show will happen on enabling interactive exploration of the virtual chairs and serendipitous conversations. Each student designed her/his own room around the corresponding chair.

The top image shows the show’s afterparty where students and tutors had conversation in Gather. The bottom image shows 50% of the IDE1 Superform spaceship.

Stereoscopic Displays & Applications 2021

Hybrid stereoscopic photography

We will present at the Stereoscopic Displays & Applications XXXII (part of Electronic Imaging 2021) new work on 3D-stereoscopic photography at January 18 2021. A simple Android app was created which can be used to align two reflex cameras. The associated paper will be published during this year.

In addition, we will give an update on our Immersive Design Engineering paper published last year.

Immersive design engineering
B Sommer, CH Lee, N Martin, VS Torrisi
Electronic Imaging 2020 (2), 265-1-265-16

We also organized the Stereoscopic Displays & Applications 2021 demo session using where we showcased our work.