Interaction Design Research 9.2013 – 7.2014

Hi everyone, its been a while since I posted to aDesignedPath. I have been rigorously blogging on for the past year or so. Please feel free to check out my work as the Director of the Blended Interactions Studio at RIT. You will find all sorts of interaction design research relating to MobileContinue reading “Interaction Design Research 9.2013 – 7.2014”

Blended Interactions Workshop

On Thursday, October 3rd from 1:30pm to 5pm, the Blended Interactions Studio in concert with the GCCIS IST department will be hosting the Blended Interactions Workshop. Researchers from Edinburgh Napier University’s Centre for Interaction Design, Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Design and RIT’s MS Human Computer Interaction program will showcase their latest evaluated interaction designContinue reading “Blended Interactions Workshop”

Introducing the Blended Interactions Studio at RIT

Blended Interactions is a user experience (UX) design studio at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), Rochester, NY. We specialize in applied research and development for the design of innovative technologies that merge digital and physical spaces via mobile services. Our student researchers, designers and developers are funding by New York Council on the Arts, RIT and VisitRochester. web site: http://blendedinteractions.comContinue reading “Introducing the Blended Interactions Studio at RIT”

Introducing the Mobile Tourism Project to Gov. Cuomo

On Friday, May 8th Governor Cuomo held New York’s first New York State Tourism Summit: NYS Tourism Means Business in Albany, NY. The summit included the state’s top tourism and political leaders to monopolize on opportunities to grow, support and build New York’s economies via tourism. I had the pleasure of meeting Governor Cuomo andContinue reading “Introducing the Mobile Tourism Project to Gov. Cuomo”

Presented at the Blended Interactions Workshop at CHI 2013, Paris, France

Researchers from Rochester Institute of Technology and Edinburgh Napier University collaborate to create “A Blended Space for Tourism at the Genesee Country Village & Museum”. Brian O’Keefe from RIT presented at the Blend13 CHI 2013 Workshop in Paris, France. The workshop brought international researchers together to envision the impact of Blended Theory could have on theContinue reading “Presented at the Blended Interactions Workshop at CHI 2013, Paris, France”

Researchers conduct augmented reality study at Genesee Country Village & Museum

A special thanks to our collaborators at Genesee Country Village & Museum. Last week our interaction designers and ethnographers had a special tour with the Director of Interpretation and Curation. Our personalized tours took our researchers to key places in the nineteenth century village for the best vantage points for augmented reality and highlighted key locationsContinue reading “Researchers conduct augmented reality study at Genesee Country Village & Museum”

Porsche Principle Innovations – Documentary on Innovation in Corporate Culture

Professor Michael Shamiyeh, Head of Design-Organization-Media (DOM) Research Laboratory to Discuss PORCHE Innovations When: 4.12.2013 – Time: 1:00 PM Where: Student Hall of Innovation – Rochester Institute of Technology Prof Shamiyeh is head of the DOM (Design -Organization – Media) Research Laboratory in Austria.  He holds degrees from Harvard, AA London and TU Vienna. He isContinue reading “Porsche Principle Innovations – Documentary on Innovation in Corporate Culture”

Patent for “Guidance for Image Capture at Different Locations”

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in New York The co-inventors are Timothy L. Nichols, Spencerport, N.Y., Kenneth Alan Parulski, Rochester, N.Y., Thiagarajah Arujunan, Penfield, N.Y., Thomas Joseph Murray, Cohocton, N.Y., and Brian Joseph O’Keefe, Rochester, N.Y. The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: “A method for providing guidanceContinue reading “Patent for “Guidance for Image Capture at Different Locations””

Faculty Recognition at RIT – Students Creating Mobile Experiences

Students Creating Mobile Experiences Since Fall of 2011, Brian O’Keefe, a visiting professor for the Golisano College of Computing & Information Sciences, has been teaching Mobile Experiences for Tourism. This is a unique, multidisciplinary course experience in which students across a number of graduate-level, academic programs work collaboratively to develop mobile technologies with a specificContinue reading “Faculty Recognition at RIT – Students Creating Mobile Experiences”

Rochester Tech Startups Presentation: Wizard of Oz Prototyping

Wizard of Oz Prototyping – Evaluating user feedback from products that do not exist Presenter: Brian O’Keefe When: 16 January 2013 Where: Student Innovation Hall, RIT Time: 6:30-7:30 Rochester Tech Startups Rochester Tech Startups Rochester, NY 2,085 Members A group for founders, hackers, investors or anyone in Rochester who is interested in internet and technologyContinue reading “Rochester Tech Startups Presentation: Wizard of Oz Prototyping”