As my colleagues Zeljko and Mike have already blogged about, we attended the 2009 Ubiquitous Computing Conference in Orlando, Florida. It was a very interesting gathering with some vanguard research topics. For me, the one-minute madness was a new and exciting experience. Poster authors have to present their research in a single minute. At prior conferences I observed two distinct classes of one-minute presentations: serious ones and funny ones. The purpose of the first class is obvious, while the second type tries to convince people to visit the poster stand by using some witty slides and usually an open question that would be answered at the time of visit. For this conference I decided to try my luck with the funny presentation. Here are my slides, so you can judge for yourself:
The following text accompanies the slides:
Slide2: Everyone likes to take fun vacation pictures.
Slide3: But an hour long slide show of these pictures might not be as much fun for your friends as it is for you.
Slide4: So how can you stop your friends from falling asleep? We propose a new storytelling environment which integrates 3 new technologies: GPS enabled smart phones, virtual globe applications and multitouch interaction.
Slide5: This environment could create a much more enjoyable user experience for your friends compared to a slide show. It might even be the killer app for multitouch!
Slide6: If you would like to know more about our research please come by to see our poster and hear about some much more serious applications.
Acknowledements to Hyomin Kim and Alex Vapirev for their great acting skills shown in the slides.
Here you can also see the layout of our poster. If you click on it, a larger view will appear.
Let me know if you have any comments on the presentation and poster. Thanks!