GI Residents Caroline Wong, Rina Wehbe, and Robert P. Gauthier were among the competitors at the 2019 3MT (3 Minute Thesis) Competition. The 3MT challenges competitors to present their graduate research within 3 minutes on 1 static slide.
Caroline's research topic aims to explore the benefits of touch - specifically how viewing information visualizations using touch technologies (such as tablets or smartphones) can enhance a user's interaction experience. She specifically explored how the user feels more immersed, engaged, and competent when interacting with data. Watch Caroline's video on Touch Technologies:
Rina's topic focused on large public displays, their design and how they encouraged social and collaborative behaviour. Her work is important for designers who may want to place these large displays in a public, semi-private or personal setting while maximizing its efficiency. Watch Rina's video entitled "Playing With Spaces":
Robert explored how online communities on Reddit were contributing to addiction recovery. As part of this, Robert investigated how machine learning could be used to access understandings and help transition these understandings to clinicians, policy makers, and researchers. Watch Robert's video on Addiction Recovery:
All the competitors did an amazing job and brought attention to their respective topics. Robert placed 3rd in the Applied Health Sciences round and Rina placed 2nd in the Math round.