The VX Lab at NC State studies how visual technologies affect human emotion, thinking and behavior. Our interests span computer graphics, human-computer interfaces, visualization, psychology and design. We post news from both ourselves and others here.
The role of digital media in our daily experiences is increasing, leading to the emergence of new forms of hybrid physical-digital knowledge via devices such as the smartphone. However, the lack of integration structures merging this knowledge into a coherent digital culture is hindering the development of unifying solutions to complex, societal problems. We believe that a broad integration of knowledge across engineering, arts, design, humanities and the social sciences is required. Additionally, a core value system and design approach that focuses on combining efficiency, reflection and quality of experience goals are necessary in fostering a true hybrid physical-digital culture.