Dr. Motoki Miura is an associate professor at the Department of Basic Sciences, Faculty of Engineering, Kyushu Institute of Technology.
He received B.S., M. E., and D. E. degrees in electronics engineering from the University of Tsukuba in 1997, 1999, and 2001, respectively. From August 2001 to March 2004, he worked as a research associate at TARA Center, University of Tsukuba. From April 2004 to March 2009, he worked as an assistant professor in the School of Knowledge Science, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology.
His research interests include Human-computer interaction (HCI), Groupware, Computer- supported collaborative work (CSCW), Creativity support systems, Computer science education, and Information systems in education.
Advances in network technology, downsizing of information devices, and the spread of SNS have made it much easier to disseminate, spread and distribute information in our daily activities. However, traditional smartphone operations generate a digital divide between generations. We thought that a more universal interface was necessary to immediately gather more diverse opinions and thoughts across generations and deepen decision making and discussion.
We have focused on the simplicity and versatility of writing by hand, and have built a communication support system based on handwriting gathering and analysis using a wireless digital pen. We have also held many practical classes and local workshops by applying the system to school education and the process of group thinking. In this talk, we will introduce the systems we have developed, and its operation practice examples.