Damian Hills

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  • Damian Hills is a digital media developer/designer and sessional academic with interests in natural user interaction, creative collaboration and interactive narrative systems. He has worked on a wide range of projects for industries including medicine, education, government, film, and games. He holds a PhD in Human Computer Interaction that investigated the design of a collaborative interface that combines natural user interaction and support for narrative generation. Damian continues to research interaction design for education, online collaboration and the future of immersive web application technology.

Writings and Presentations:

  • Title: Bridging Knowledge between Craftsman and Learner in Chinese Intangible Cultural Heritage through WebAR
    Writing Type: Paper
    Exhibition: SIGGRAPH Asia 2019: Deep Dreaming
    Abstract Summary:

    The purpose of this paper is to explore new perspectives to learning Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) through embodied interaction with focus on learning and experience with traditional Cantonese Porcelain crafting. This research developed a WebAR application where various processes are presented through the tangible interaction of virtual porcelain represented by physical objects. The learner is able to directly interact with the plate that bridges the tangible materials and making processes of ICH utilizing WebAR. Empirical studies found that the WebAR and embodied interaction can enhance student’s tangible learning experience to transfer knowledge between craftsman and student.