Dr Dong-Bach Vo
- Research Associate (School of Computing Science)
My research interests lie in the field of Human Computer Interaction. I study how gestural interaction can facilitate the use of interactive systems.
I have explored how gestural interaction can increase the interactive expressiveness of familiar devices such as remote controls. I have also investigated how users can use their abdomen as an interactive surface to interact with their mobile devices in mobile situations. I am also interested in the perception and the design of haptic feedback for touchless (or mid-air) and tactile gestural interaction. I am currently investigating how gestural interaction using interactive systems can express human behaviour to support the design of better interactive systems.
I am currently a postdoctoral research assistant at the University of Glasgow in the M.I.G. group under the supervision of Stephen Brewster.
I hold a Ph.D. degree in Computer Sciences specialized in Human Computer Interaction from Telecom Paristech. It was supervised by Eric Lecolinet and Yves Guiard in the in the V.I.A. group. Previously, I have graduated with a Master of Science in Human Computer Interaction from Paul Sabatier University and the french National Engineering School of Civil Aviation (E.N.A.C). I have also worked for companies and research labs on different topics such as personal information sharing for E-government applications, tangible interaction on interactive tabletop for aging people and tangible interaction for museum entertainment.
I am working on the SAM project which aims at computerizing play-doll therapies that categorize attachment status between children and caregivers. One of the challenges in the project is to design engaging and easy to use softwares with tangible inputs for children. From an human-computer interaction perspective, the project looks at how to design interactive applications with and for children. The project is lead by Stephen Brewster, Professor of Human-Computer Interaction, Helen Minnis, Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Alessandro Vinciarelli, Senior Lecturer in Signal Social Processing.