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Biography

Barrett Ens is a Lecturer in the Faculty of Information Technology. During his PhD work at the University of Manitoba, he completed two research internships with the User Interface Research Group at Autodesk Research. He later worked as an NSERC Postdoctoral Research Fellow at UniSA's Empathic Computing Lab.

Barrett is currently a member of the Immersive Analytics research group. His research interests include novel input methods for augmented reality, immersive analytics, and situated data visualisation.

Research interests

Barrett's research explores how to take advantage of these human spatial abilities for manipulating and understanding information. Maturing technologies such as augmented reality (AR), the internet of things (IoT) and wearable computing devices allow us to begin integrating computing activities into the physical world. This fundamental change in interface design will provide new opportunities to interact with smart environments, explore large data sets, and solve everyday problems.

Supervision interests

Novel input methods for augmented reality, including wearable devices, microgestures, eyetracking and multi-modal input.

Situated analytics of IOT and BIM data using augmented reality and other immersive technologies.

Keywords

  • Immersive Analytics
  • Situated Analytics
  • Augmented Reality
  • Virtual Reality
  • Spatial User Interfaces

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Research Output 2011 2019

Interaction design & prototyping for immersive analytics

Bach, B., Cordeil, M., Engelke, U., Ens, B., Serrano, M. & Willett, W., 2019, CHI’19 Extended Abstracts - Extended Abstracts of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems: May 4–9, 2019 Glasgow, Scotland UK. Cox, A. & Kostakos, V. (eds.). New York NY USA: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 8 p. W21

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference PaperOther

On the shoulder of the giant: a multi-scale mixed reality collaboration with 360 video sharing and tangible interaction

Piumsomboon, T., Lee, G. A., Irlitti, A., Ens, B., Thomas, B. H. & Billinghurst, M., 2019, Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. Cox, A. & Kostakos, V. (eds.). New York NY USA: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 17 p. 228

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference PaperResearchpeer-review

Revisiting collaboration through mixed reality: the evolution of groupware

Ens, B., Lanir, J., Tang, A., Bateman, S., Lee, G., Piumsomboon, T. & Billinghurst, M., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : International Journal of Human-Computer Studies. 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Scaptics and highlight-planes: immersive interaction techniques for finding occluded features in 3D scatterplots

Prouzeau, A., Cordeil, M., Robin, C., Ens, B., Thomas, B. H. & Dwyer, T., 2 May 2019, CHI 2019 - Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems: May 4–9, 2019 Glasgow, Scotland UK. Cox, A. & Kostakos, V. (eds.). New York NY USA: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 12 p. 325. (Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference PaperResearchpeer-review

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The effects of sharing awareness cues in collaborative mixed reality

Piumsomboon, T., Dey, A., Ens, B., Lee, G. & Billinghurst, M., 8 Feb 2019, In : Frontiers Robotics AI. 6, 18 p., 5.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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