Track: Future of Human Computer Interaction

Location: Pacific DEKJ

Day of week: Wednesday

The fantastical future of diverse and prolific devices that influence our interactions with computers and one another is approaching even more quickly than experts may have predicted. We are entering a world where the new normal is multimodal interaction using various modern user interfaces. These interactions can vary between combinations of voice, visual, facial recognition, AR/VR, IOT, and often utilizing mobile devices at the same time. This track will concentrate on going deep into coding for the digital-physical convergence over the next few years.

Track Host: Courtney Hemphill

Partner & Tech Lead @CarbonFive

Courtney Hemphill is a Partner and Technical Lead at Carbon Five, a strategic digital product development firm. She has been developing software since 1999, first at an early stage e-commerce startup and eventually moving into consulting. In her role at Carbon Five, she has built ground up HIPAA-compliant, cloud-based platforms for health care companies, worked on a large server cluster analysis and forecasting platform, and supported enterprise executives transitioning from third-party solutions to skilled in-house continuous delivery teams. She is currently managing the Carbon Five NYC team and helping companies in insurance and finance develop cloud-native, test driven, continuous delivery software for data management, APIs, and new product creation.

Courtney mentors for TechStars, is an advisor to several startups, and organizes coding workshops for women. She also sits on the Golden Gate Board of NatureBridge, and is constantly finding random new corners of the world to rock climb.


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Emily Fortuna, Senior Software Engineer @Google

Human Computer Interaction

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Adam Berenzweig, Director of R&D @CTRLlabsCo

Multi-Modal Input Design for Magic Leap

As wearable spatial computing devices become more of a reality, new opportunities for interaction between humans and computers arise. Magic Leap embraces a wide range of inputs including hand and eye tracking, speech, a wireless 6DoF controller, and support for external peripherals. Learn what types of new input modalities are coming online and how they can be used and combined in different ways to surpass existing approaches in terms of throughput, discoverability, accessibility, and prediction with stories and examples from Magic Leap's Interaction Lab.

Colman Bryant, Mixed Reality Game and Product Designer @MagicLeap


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