Archive for March, 2012

Interview by the journal “Creation and Design”

March 19th, 2012 Comments off

During my sabbatical visit to Jiangnan University last year, I was interviewed by the journal “Creation and Design”. I was asked about my opinion about the topics such as interaction design, design education and training, as well as my impression about industrial design education in China etc. Well, if you read Chinese, here is the article:

J. Hu, “Transformation of Design Education and Personnel Training. Interview by Yi zhang and Biyun Hong,” CREATION AND DESIGN, vol. 18, no. 1, pp. 10-12, 2012.
DOI: 10.3969/J.ISSN.1674-4187.2012.01.002
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Speakers’ Corner: “Out of Control” Presentations.

March 8th, 2012 Comments off

Thursday, March 1, at 3pm, without inviting any audience, I walked in the theme Out of Contol, started a presentation to no one, about semantic, social and physical networking. Caught some attention, finished by simply walking away. “Out of Control”, it is about Distributed being and control from bottom-up, right?

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Semantic Web for Robots: An Application for Interoperability between virtual worlds and real robots

March 5th, 2012 Comments off
Robot used in the case study

Robot used in the case study

PhD project done by Alex Juarez.

The topic of this PhD project is in the context of cross-reality, a term that defines mixed reality environments that tunnel dense real-world data acquired through the use of sensor/actuator device networks into virtual worlds. It is part of the ongoing academia and industry efforts to achieve interoperability between virtual and real devices and services.

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