GCU showcases futuristic design technology

13 June 2011

GCU showcases futuristic design technology

 

A team of leading European specialists in computing, technology, design and engineering will showcase an innovative interactive tabletop system at Glasgow Caledonian University on Tuesday 14th June.
MAXIMUS is being developed for use by car stylists and architects to evaluate how materials and surfaces respond to different lighting conditions. 
The horizontal work area allows designers and architects to collaborate and share information, which can be 'pushed' to a vertical screen where the effects of light on different surfaces can be evaluated in real time.
Interactive Designer and GCU Research Fellow Don McIntyre likened the technology to something from a science fiction film: “MAXIMUS features the kind of 'touch and move' interaction techniques depicted in Minority Report, more commonly integrated on handheld devices such as mobile phones.”
Lead by the Fraunhofer Institute, the team behind MAXIMUS brings together leading specialists from across Europe, including automobile design and engineering company, Giugiaro. Researchers from the Italian car stylists – renowned for their work with Volkswagen and Ferrari – will talk about their involvement as part of the event.
Other members of the consortium include global technology company BARCO; INESC-ID, a not for profit institution dedicated to research and development in ICT; Spheron, German manufacturer of visual information technologies; Page \ Park Architects; and Glasgow Caledonian University.
MAXIMUS is an FP7 European research project. Over three years the consortium will develop a system which compliments the way designers work and collaborate, and takes advantage of high dynamic range based rendering.
The event will include a demonstration of the way table works, as well as a reception/networking opportunity.
Where: Saltire Centre, Glasgow Caledonian University
When: Tuesday 14th June
Time: 4.00pm – 7.00pm
For further information or to attend the event, please contact: Michael Richardson, Press Officer, 0141 331 8684 / 07824537598
Notes
One of the UK's most dynamic universities, Glasgow Caledonian offers a modern, cosmopolitan environment for learning, teaching and applied research.  The university’s mission is to provide a high quality, accessible, inclusive and flexible learning and teaching environment enhanced by curiosity driven research. It applies its knowledge and skills for the social and economic benefits of the communities it serves in Scotland and around the world. 

A team of leading European specialists in computing and engineering will showcase the latest design system at Glasgow Caledonian University this week.

MAXIMUS is being developed for use by car stylists and architects to evaluate how materials and surfaces respond to different lighting conditions. 

The horizontal work screen allows designers and architects to collaborate and share information, which can be 'pushed' to a vertical screen where the effects of light on different surfaces can be evaluated in real time.

Interactive Designer and GCU Research Fellow Don McIntyre likened the technology to something from a science fiction film: “MAXIMUS features the kind of 'touch and move' interaction techniques depicted in Minority Report, more commonly integrated on handheld devices such as mobile phones.”

Lead by the Fraunhofer Institute, the team behind MAXIMUS brings together leading specialists from across Europe, including automobile design and engineering company, Giugiaro. Researchers from the Italian car stylists – renowned for their work with Volkswagen and Ferrari – will talk about their involvement as part of the event.

Other members of the consortium include global technology company BARCO; INESC-ID, a not for profit institution dedicated to research and development in ICT; Spheron, German manufacturer of visual information technologies; and Page \ Park Architects; and Glasgow Caledonian University.

 

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