LeaFLearning & Interaction Observation Forumhttps://www.facebook.com/LEAFForumleaforum@oulu.fi
LeaForum• Learning and Interaction ObservationForum is a research community andinfrastructure which focuses on Ouluunivers...
LeaF’s Infrastucture• 454 m2• Versatile space• Enablers foradvancedconnectivity• Selection of dataterminal equipment,user ...
Interior Design & Equipment
CustomersThe users of the research infrastructure are:• Local (software) companies• Local schools and learning institution...
Business Use• Training– LeaForum offers several kinds of training for businesspurposes & competence development.• Cooperat...
LeaF’s Devices andInfrastructures
MORE recording systemMobile Multimodal Recording System• MORE system includes:– 3 pieces of 360 degree cameras– 30 wireles...
MORE recording systemMobile Multimodal Recording System• Use cases:• Businesses: Advanced camera & recording technology ne...
Tobii – Gaze Interaction System• Tobii eye tracking equipment can be usedfor usability testing, market research andother r...
• Recording device for biofeedback andneurofeedback applications andphysiological research• Nexus-10 is capable of measuri...
Morae Software• Usability testing system• Camera and recording system• Recording, analysis and annotation tool• Compatible...
• Creativity Corner is:• Innovation & simulationenvironment for ideas• Prototyping environment forservice and interaction ...
iPads as Teaching and researchTools• Use cases for these devices:• Research-based teaching - How toutilize ICT as a pedago...
Promethean ActivTable• Interactive table with learningapplications and embeddedWindows7• Learning applications are compati...
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Learning and Interaction Observation Forum (LeaForum) is a research community and infrastructure which focuses on Oulu university's strategical research area
"Cultural identity and interaction".

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LeaForum introduction

  1. 1. LeaFLearning & Interaction Observation Forumhttps://www.facebook.com/LEAFForumleaforum@oulu.fi
  2. 2. LeaForum• Learning and Interaction ObservationForum is a research community andinfrastructure which focuses on Ouluuniversitys strategical research area"Cultural identity and interaction".• LeaF is a roomy space for maximum30 people, with diversifiedobservation equipment, variousmodern terminal devices (internettablets, interactive video projectors,interactive tables and boards) andflexible fittings to allow provision fordifferent group situations.• The equipment is designed forcooperation with businesses (productdevelopment, testing, applicationdevelopment, user interactionresearch, etc.) as well as forresearch and teaching.LeaF Research Space
  3. 3. LeaF’s Infrastucture• 454 m2• Versatile space• Enablers foradvancedconnectivity• Selection of dataterminal equipment,user interfaces, andobservation/dataanalysis equipmentwith software.
  4. 4. Interior Design & Equipment
  5. 5. CustomersThe users of the research infrastructure are:• Local (software) companies• Local schools and learning institutions• Public sector• Researchers & Participants• Teachers & Students• Personnel (Oulu university)• Visitors
  6. 6. Business Use• Training– LeaForum offers several kinds of training for businesspurposes & competence development.• Cooperation– LeaForum provides a cooperation model tocombine R&D activities with scientific research byoffering highly skillful researchers with moderninfrastructure for business development.• Stand-alone usage– The facility, research equipment and support isavailable for businesss stand-alone usage.– Special equipment such as the creativity corner can beused for productizing the services and creating newideas and designs with local partners and experts.Contact: leaforum@oulu.fi
  7. 7. LeaF’s Devices andInfrastructures
  8. 8. MORE recording systemMobile Multimodal Recording System• MORE system includes:– 3 pieces of 360 degree cameras– 30 wireless microphone and three recordingcomputers• MORE system creates different optionsfor the post production and processing ofthe video (research) material. 360 degreevideo can be browsed and processedafterwards in multiple ways.• System makes possible to pick updifferent speech tracks and cut video intodifferent individual camera angles orpoint views from the research set up.• 360 degree cameras are portable andcan be used also with powerful laptopand portable audio interface withmaximum of four sensitive microphones.• MORE recording system have beendeveloped by Faculty of Education,Faculty of Technology and Faculty ofHumanities from the University of Oulu.
  9. 9. MORE recording systemMobile Multimodal Recording System• Use cases:• Businesses: Advanced camera & recording technology needs• Recording various teamwork & collaboration situations• Current research usage• The Future School Research Center (FSR) uses MORE equipment in theirclassroom research in Oulu area• Future development of the system:• Facial expression recognition• Visual speech recognition• Simultaneous automatic marking of multiple actors• Recognition of “abnormal” activityProcessed video from the raw material
  10. 10. Tobii – Gaze Interaction System• Tobii eye tracking equipment can be usedfor usability testing, market research andother research and studies that analyzevisual attention and gaze patterns• Use cases:– Website and software usabilitystudies– Package design studies– Real-world interface studies thatrequire a small eye tracker• Tobii equipment is currently used as aresearch tool in– Development of visual perception– Visuomotor development andlearning how to write– Dysfunction of visual perception:Scotoma patients, aspergersyndrome and autismhttp://www.tobii.com/http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=DkQ9W64Zn58&vq=hd1080
  11. 11. • Recording device for biofeedback andneurofeedback applications andphysiological research• Nexus-10 is capable of measuring avariety of signals simultaneously, suchas muscle tension, brainwaves, heartrate, relative blood flow, skinconductance, respiration, temperature• Use cases:– Psychology research contextwhere it can be used in real-timebiofeedback.– Study of synchrony in interactions,e.g. when discussing or interactingwith someone autonomic nervoussystems reacts during theinteractive event can be seenMindMedia Nexus Biosensors andBioTrace Softwarehttp://www.mindmedia.nl/CMS/index.php
  12. 12. Morae Software• Usability testing system• Camera and recording system• Recording, analysis and annotation tool• Compatible with Tobii equipmenthttp://www.techsmith.com/morae.html
  13. 13. • Creativity Corner is:• Innovation & simulationenvironment for ideas• Prototyping environment forservice and interaction design• Set-up includes:• Two back projection screens• Speakers• PC• Ser of LED-lights• Content is presented withMicrosoft Powerpoint• Creativity corner is used for:– Innovation– Agile prototyping of services– Interaction design– Creative collaboration– Simulation of situations andatmospheres– PresentationsCreativity Corner
  14. 14. iPads as Teaching and researchTools• Use cases for these devices:• Research-based teaching - How toutilize ICT as a pedagogical tool andhow to adapt multimedia into differentkinds of learning projects• As a research tool in projects: mediaconsuming and creation tools• Current research use:• Agents project studies children’sefficacious agency in different contextwhere children are active participants indata production• CoCreat project aims to find supportivetechnologies that enables creativecollaboration
  15. 15. Promethean ActivTable• Interactive table with learningapplications and embeddedWindows7• Learning applications are compatiblewith Promethean smartboards• Learning applications can be usedcollaboratively with 4 people workingsimultaneously• Use cases– Research-based teaching - Howto utilize ICT as a pedagogicaltool and how to adapt multimediainto different kinds of learningprojects– Research tool – collaboration,socially shared regulation

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