Dr. Vinoba Vinayagamoorthy

BBC Research & Development

Companion “screens”: Enabling richer interactions

This talk will give an overview of some of the work BBC R&D do and how the activities of the ‘synchronised devices’ team’s activities fit into it. I will give an overview of our research into building novel experiences and enabling richer interactions.

About the speaker:

Vinoba is a part of the Synchronised Devices team in BBC Research & Development. She mostly does research on new types of synchronised multi-device experiences for connected homes. Currently, this ranges from building prototypes which showcase these experiences using new and archived content to running exploratory studies to gauge how our audiences might react to them. Some of her current research is supported by the 2-Immerse project. She also collaborates with the VR Hub and Reality Labs within the BBC.

Previously, she worked on building prototypes that combine content on social networks with programmes being played on a connected TV, generating 3D content for auto-stereoscopic devices. Prior to joining BBC R&D in 2007, she was a research fellow, on the EPSRC supported Equator IRC project, in virtual environments and computer graphics at University College London (UCL) specialising on building virtual characters for use in VR.

She has a PhD from UCL in Computer Science and a BEng in Information Systems Engineering from the University of Surrey.

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