Welcome to the NUILab

Colorado State University's

Natural User Interaction Laboratory

Welcome to the NUILab

The Natural User Interaction Lab (NUILab) works primarily in the area of 3D user interfaces, which include augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR).

One focus in this lab is multimodal and unimodal interaction (gesture-centric), which includes gesture elicitation (i.e., participatory design) and developing interaction techniques for unimodal and multimodal interaction of the most recent interest includes microgesturesThe research domains for these types of research methods include immersive analytics and VR sketching, among others

On the other side of the equation, the NUILab focuses on developing a model for information access effort using AR head-mounted displays (HMDs) that describe the tradeoffs between physical & digital clutter, tasks, cues, and other artifacts for visual search. The NUILab also looks at assessing cognitive load and managing extraneous load to optimize training in XR

Social impact and education are important to the NUILab. We work together to improve mental health by using forest bathing in VR and other environments. The NUILab is also looking at the concepts of invisible winds and forces to demonstrate forces to civil engineering students. Much of the NUILab does is performed by our great students and collaborators worldwide.

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