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Webinar: Expanding the Bounds of Seated Virtual Workspaces

October 27, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Free

For the past year and a half, working from home has become the norm for many. This shift has provided a stronger focus on virtual workspaces and equipment. Virtual and Augmented Reality (VR/AR) headsets are increasingly moving towards consumer-friendly, everyday wearable form factors. Their eventual adoption offers the possibility of transforming how we work – in the office, at home, and on-the-move – capable of both supplementing, and in-time entirely supplanting, physical displays in lieu of rendering virtual spatial interfaces.

This webinar will explore some of the key benefits that virtual workspaces offer, both for ergonomics and usability in seated productivity generally, and how we might move beyond the existing constraints of the individual experience of productivity.

About the presenter

Mark McGillDr. Mark McGill is an early career Lecturer in Human-Computer Interaction in the School of Computing Science at the University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK. His research interests revolve around the future impact of everyday augmented, virtual and mixed reality technology, focusing on their potential to transform passenger experiences (as part of a 5-year European Research Council project, ViAjeRo https://viajero-project.org/); their ability to augment and fundamentally alter our personal, private workspaces and peripherals; and the ethical and privacy challenges posed by the anticipated mass adoption of these technologies.

Registration

This is a free webinar, but registration is required to reserve your spot. Please complete the online registration form and you will receive a confirmation email containing the webinar login details.

For assistance, please contact Betina Butler at bbutler@uwaterloo.ca.