CGL Meeting Minutes

Date: May 5, 2011
Location: DC 2303
Time: 11:30
Chair: Matthew Thorne
Matthew Thorne

0. Introduction of New Lab Members

1. Attendance

Zainab AlMeraj Elodie Fourquet Eugene Greene Craig Kaplan Philippe Lamoureux Stephen Mann Simon Parent Alex Pytel Jamie Ruiz Matthew Thorne

2. Coffee Hour

Coffee hour last week:
Alex- thanks!
Coffee hour this week:
Coffee hour next week:

3. Forthcoming

Date: May 12, 2011 May 19, 2011 May 26 June 2
Location: DC 1331 11:30 DC 1331 11:30 DC 1331 11:30 DC 1331 11:30
Chair: Elodie
Zainab AlMeraj
Zainab AlMeraj
Xinling Chen
Xinling Chen
Bill Cowan
Bill Cowan
Technical Presentation: Bill Cowan
Bill Cowan
Matthew Thorne
Matthew Thorne
Mike Terry
Mike Terry
Zainab AlMeraj
Zainab AlMeraj

4. Technical Presentation

Jamie Ruiz

Jamie Ruiz
Title : User-Defined Motion Gestures for Mobile Interaction
Modern smartphones contain sophisticated sensors to monitor three-dimensional movement of the device. These sensors permit devices to recognize motion gestures: deliberate movements of the device by end-users to invoke commands. However, little is known about best-practices in motion gesture design for the mobile computing paradigm. To address this issue, we present the results of a guessability study that elicits end-user motion gestures to invoke commands on a smartphone device. We demonstrate that consensus exists among our participants on parameters of movement and on mappings of motion gestures onto commands. We use this consensus to develop a taxonomy for motion gestures and to specify an end-user inspired motion gesture set. We highlight the implications of this work to the design of smartphone applications and hardware. Finally, we argue that our results influence best practices in design for all gestural interfaces.

5. Discussion Items

6. Action Items

7. Conferences and Special Journal Issues

Recent Additions

Upcoming Deadlines

8. Directors' Meeting

9. Seminars and Events

2011 May 09, 09:00 : Software Engineering Research Group Master's Thesis Presentation
Gaurav Mehrotra, graduate student, David R. Cheriton School of Comp. Sci., Univ. Waterloo
Role of Domain Ignorance in Software Development
2011 May 10, 09:30 : Cryptography, Security, and Privacy (CrySP) Group PhD Thesis Defence
Jeremy Clark, PhD candidate, David R. Cheriton School of Comp. Sci., Univ. Waterloo
Democracy Enhancing Technologies: Toward deployable and incoercible E2E elections
2011 May 12, 13:00 : Software Engineering Research Group Seminar
Andrew Mak, ConGESE Master's Student, David R. Cheriton School of Comp. Sci., Univ. Waterloo
Agile Requirements: A Case Study of the Agile Practices in the COT Applications Tools Development Team

Also see other Math and CS postings.

10. Lab Cleanup

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