Mark Hancock was honoured with the 10-Year Impact Award at the ACM International Conference on Interactive Surfaces and Spaces for a paper he co-wrote almost a decade ago as a doctoral student at the University of Calgary.
Hancock, a Waterloo management sciences professor, and co-authors Thomas ten Cate and Sheelagh Carpendale were the recipients of the award for their paper "Sticky tools: Full 6DOF force-based interaction for multi-touch tables."
Hancock, the associate director of the University of Waterloo’s Games Institute and director of the UW Touchlab, attended the conference held in Tokyo at the end of November to pick up the award on behalf of the three contributors to the paper. A number of Hancock's students also attended the conference.
Every year, the Interactive Surfaces and Spaces steering committee selects a paper to receive the 10-Year Impact Award based on its impact. Committee members consider the number of times the work was cited, how those citations benefited future work, and how and if the work was cited by researchers from other disciplines.
Hancock’s research focuses on human-computer interaction, multitouch surfaces, 3D interaction, computer-supported cooperative work, serious games, gamification, embodied interaction, and interaction design.