Junko Ichino

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Bringing the body more fully into interaction has attracted attention as research now looks to combines body, mind, cognition and emotion when people interact with a digital environment. This paper describes a user study comparing <i>Vuzik</i> -- an application where the user manipulates, arranges, and composes music with painting interaction akin to that(More)
“Media” is an artifact that expands our creativity and intelligence. We have been studying the use of “Rich Media” to support creative and intelligent human activities. Specifically, for over ten years we have focused on the 3D space as one of “Rich Media” and developed many 3D sketch systems that support the design of 3D objects. However, their long-term(More)
In order to achieve the intended level of communication with visitors in museums where large displays are installed, it is essential to understand how various display factors affect visitors. We explore the effects of the display angle on individual users. In our experiment, we set up three types of flat displays - vertical, horizontal, and tilted - and(More)
Touch-based tablet devices are starting to be used frequently in meetings and places of discussion. However, are tablets really ideal as discussion tools? Or do they actually obstruct communication? To answer these questions, this paper quantitatively compares discussion processes involving paper, an iPad2, and a laptop PC. We performed an experiment where(More)
We conducted microscopic analysis on several frequently observed types of work-related reading to find ways to support each type of reading. We obtained empirical data from video recording, concurrent verbal reporting, and retrospective reporting by 18 participants in 10 target types of reading that use paper. Using these data, first, we categorized the(More)