Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät - Institut für Informatik

Gastvortrag Prof. Dr. J. Schöning

Herr Prof. Dr. Johannes Schöning, Universität Hasselt (Belgien) wird im Rahmen der interdisziplinären Graduiertenschule BIGS² einen Gastvortrag am Institut für Informatik halten.
  • Gastvortrag Prof. Dr. J. Schöning
  • 2015-11-03T10:15:00+01:00
  • 2015-11-03T23:59:59+01:00
  • Herr Prof. Dr. Johannes Schöning, Universität Hasselt (Belgien) wird im Rahmen der interdisziplinären Graduiertenschule BIGS² einen Gastvortrag am Institut für Informatik halten.
  • Wann 03.11.2015 von 10:15 bis 23:59
  • Wo RUD 25, Humboldt-Kabinett
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Der Titel seines Vortrages ist

"Navigation is dead - long lives Navigation" Navigation in navigation-free environments

 


Abstract:

Ubiquitous computing, the notion that digital technologies will be woveninto the very fabric of the world around us, has made it from a research vision into our day-to-day reality. Ubicomp has and will have a fundamental impact on how we will perceive and interact with our world. This is particular true if we consider how Ubicomp technology will change the way we navigate within physical and virtual spaces. In the mid 1990s Consumer GPS systems started to help us to drive our cars from A to B, now autonomous vehicles are on the rise to do the same without further user input in the future. This is accelerated by the advent of novel position technologies that allow us to derive continuous and fine-grained position information not only outdoors, but also indoors and even underground and in other “extreme” cases.

Therefore, it is plausible that in the next one to two decades we will be surrounded with Ubicomp technology that will make it redundant to have the cognitive skill to navigate from a physical space A to B. This will be a radical change for all societal areas and sectors across whole Europe. Ubiquitous navigation systems will guide us seamlessly through physical spaces and allow us to navigate in the most efficient way minimizing our cognitive effort close to zero. As Ubicomp also radically changes our very conceptions of the boundary between the digital and physical, it is also plausible that, navigation in digital spaces, will also become obsolete e.g. due to improved search methods. For example, users no longer need to navigate within folder structures or search for applications. Recommender systems in combination with predictive technologies will provide them with the right pieces of digital information at the right time in the right context.

As successful navigation in physical or virtual spaces requires highly complex interactions among multiple cognitive processes, including visual perception, spatial orientation, learning, and memory, this technological development of more and more navigation free environments is not without risks. Therefore, it is the responsibility of computer scientists in collaboration with designers, researchers and other technologists to consider, how we can design and implement “navigations” in navigation free-environments to still keep these cognitive skills to enhance people’s physical, relational and emotional experience of the world. In this talk I will highlight a few recent solutions addressing this fundamental problem.

I will report on their design, development and evaluation.