Future Interactive Technologies
Dan directs the Future Everyday Technology Lab at RIT. Together with his students he designs, prototypes, and studies interactive technology that may one day become woven into our everyday lives. Generally, he works in human-computer interaction, where he concentrates on new interaction techniques, devices, and applications. Historically his work has concentrated on wearable and mobile computing, with the goal of allowing people to be less focused on their technology and more engaged with the world, while still reaping the creativity and productivity benefits of their devices.s
Using the CrowdSignals Data
Dan will use the CrowdSignals data to study patterns of user interaction with smart devices that could inform the design of new interfaces.
"One of the best ways to improve human interaction with mobile devices is to understand what those humans are doing with their devices. CrowdSignals' ability to collect interaction, context, and questionnaire data will help us to build new kinds of interfaces to improve people's everyday lives."
- Dan Ashbrook, Assistant Professor, RIT