Wednesday, January 06, 2016

VXLab Post - Congratulations to lab member Adam Marrs on successfully proposing

Adam Marrs successfully proposed his doctoral research today. Congratulations Adam! 

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

VXLab Post - Come to Friday's NexUX meetup with Emil Polyak - 3:30pm at Hunt Library!

Come to Friday's nexUX Meetup! @ Hunt Library, December 11th @ 3:30p
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Come to the nexUX Meetup!

With Emil Polyak, professor of art and design at NC State

A presentation of cross-disciplinary experiences

In this informal presentation at a special time, Emil Polyak will share with us some of his work that breaks down the barriers between art and technology, and will also hold a Q&A after the presentation. Please bring your questions to the event!

Emil Polyak is professor of art and design at NC State. With degrees in cross disciplinary art and design as well as telecommunications engineering. The experiences he creates attempt to break boundaries between technology and art by focusing on play, interactivity and making. Emil will present several of his projects, including virtual puppets exhibited at SIGGRAPH, and his current work in the area of virtual reality.

As always with our meetups, this is not a "sit back and listen" meeting, but a chance for us to bring together a cross disciplinary group of people to think about the relationship between UX, technology, and art. Mostly though, we'll get to know one another, and have some fun.

Please RSVP using the button below. 

Also, please forward this email to whomever you think might be interested!

Special thanks to our 2015-16 sponsors - LexisNexis, Deutsche Bank Global Technologies, the ePartners Program and the NC State Engineering Foundation.

RSVP to this Meetup


Friday, December 11, 3:30pm


nexUX Meetups take place in the James B. Hunt Library on NCSU's Centennial Campus. Events will be held in the Duke Energy Hall of Hunt Library, with a few exceptions.

James B. Hunt Jr. Library
1070 Partners Way
Raleigh, NC 27606
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Directly outside the front doors of the Hunt Library (on Partners Way) is an hourly lot. There is a mechanical arm at the entrance to this lot. You can pay by the hour at $2.00/ hour to park here. Just be prepared, as this lot only accepts credit cards (no cash).

Once parked, you will be entering the Hunt Library on the ground floor. The Duke Energy Room is up the yellow stairs and on your left.

NCSU Wolfline buses also service the Hunt Library on several routes. See the full system map (PDF) or the real-time bus tracking map.


VXLab Post - Congratulations to lab member Holle Christensen on passing her preliminary exam!

Lab member Holle Christensen passed her preliminary exam yesterday. Congratulations! She presented her research analyzing interaction with graph depictions. 

Thursday, October 29, 2015

VXLab Post - Qian Liu presents her research at the HFES Annual Meeting

Congratulations to lab member Qian Liu, who just presented her work on stress and mobile security at the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society meeting in Los Angeles. Great work Qian!

You can find more on Qian's work in her talk slides and accompanying paper, and her two HotSOS short papers here and here.

Sunday, July 05, 2015

How might vr impact the web?

We need to stop thinking about this as either 2d or 3d. There is lots between. Already.


Listening to The Web Ahead (96: Reinventing the Web in Virtual Reality with Josh Carpenter and Vladimir Vukicevic):

Virtual reality technology is starting to take off. VR hardware has been steadily improving. VR films are getting a lot of attention. VR games are leveling up. But so far, virtual reality systems are closed platforms, each working with the equipment and software of one company. What could a cross-platform web of Virtual Reality look like? What might web designers do with a fully-immersive web experience? There's a team at Mozilla working on WebVR. Jen Simmons talks to Josh Carpenter and Vladimir Vukicevic to find out what they are doing.

This episode of The Web Ahead is sponsored by Dreamhost. Use coupon code TheWebAhead395 to get hosting plus free domain registration for $3.95/month.

Monday, January 05, 2015

Find: a 5"x5" all in one gadget for streaming movies from lte onto your wall

ZTE's new mini projector is a mobile hotspot that lets you stream movies

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For cord cutters out there uninterested in buying a TV and the set-top box to go with it (or even those who just want a TV screen they can take on their travels), ZTE has the projector for you. ZTE just announced the Spro 2 at CES today, a mini projector that runs on Android 4.4.2 Kit Kat and can project 1080p video onto any nearby wall you need. And while projecting movies, it can be used as an LTE hotspot for nearby devices or to queue up new content.

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Friday, August 22, 2014

VXLab Post - Meetings: 330 Fridays until year end, room 2244 ebii

We'll start today, with meeting new faces and taking a look at the recent siggraph in Vancouver.