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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 2018

Counterpoint: exploring mixed-scale gesture interaction for AR applications

Ens, B., Quigley, A., Yeo, H. S., Irani, P., Piumsomboon, T. & Billinghurst, M., 2018, CHI 2018 - Extended Abstracts of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems: April 21–26, 2018 Montréal, QC, Canada. Cox, A. & Perry, M. (eds.). New York NY USA: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 6 p. LBW120

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

Levity: a virtual reality system that responds to cognitive load

Gerry, L., Ens, B., Drogemuller, A., Thomas, B. & Billinghurst, M., 2018, CHI 2018 - Extended Abstracts of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems: April 21–26, 2018 Montréal, QC, Canada. Cox, A. & Perry, M. (eds.). New York NY USA: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 6 p. LBW610

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

Mini-me: an adaptive avatar for mixed reality remote collaboration

Piumsomboon, T., Lee, G. A., Hart, J. D., Ens, B., Lindeman, R. W., Thomas, B. H. & Billinghurst, M., 2018, CHI 2018 - Proceedings of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems: April 21-26, 2018 Montreal, QC, Canada. Cox, A. & Perry, M. (eds.). New York NY USA: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 13 p.

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

Pinpointing: precise head- and eye-based target selection for augmented reality

Kytö, M., Ens, B., Piumsomboon, T., Lee, G. A. & Billinghurst, M., 2018, CHI 2018 - Proceedings of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems: April 21–26, 2018 Montréal, QC, Canada. Perry, M. & Cox, A. (eds.). New York NY USA: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 14 p.

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

Superman vs giant: a study on spatial perception for a multi-scale mixed reality flying telepresence interface

Piumsomboon, T., Lee, G. A., Ens, B., Thomas, B. H. & Billinghurst, M., Nov 2018, In : IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics. 24, 11, p. 2974-2982 9 p., 8466636.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review