A multi-disciplinary research team is bridging the gap between psychology and gamification that could significantly impact learning efforts in user experience design, healthcare, and government.
The research, conducted by researchers at the University of Waterloo and the University of Minnesota, has integrated models from psychology with human-computer interaction, which allows for a more deliberate, interactive connection between the two disciplines in the understanding of gameful experiences.
Researchers at the University of Waterloo have made progress towards predicting who is likely to feel sick from virtual reality technology.
In a recent study, the researchers found they could predict whether an individual will experience cybersickness (motion sickness caused by virtual reality) by how much they sway in response to a moving visual field. The researchers think that this knowledge will help them to develop counteractions to cybersickness.
A new blockchain tool developed by a researcher at the University of Waterloo and a collaborator at Airbus in Germany could make procurement of goods and services safer and more impartial.
The tool, a blockchain auction protocol that allows for more safe and secure bidding on contracts with companies, so that the online auction is more difficult to hack or manipulate than conventional methods.
With hurricane, Florence menacing the United States Atlantic coast with dangerous winds and the potential for historic flooding people in the hurricane's path have been asked to evacuate.
This extreme weather could have potentially damaging implications for the lives of those impacted as well as infrastructure, homes and the natural environment. The University of Waterloo has several experts available to speak on this topic.
Jason Thistlethwaite – School of Environment, Enterprise and Development
Companies should avoid scheduling important work tasks immediately following an election, according to a study from the University of Waterloo.
Researchers discovered the outcome of a U.S. presidential election can affect employees’ engagement and performance at work — if they voted for the losing side. Although experts have long known that ongoing family issues and other stresses can affect the workplace, less is known about the effect of more discrete events.
Canadian youth of Arab descent often feel they must change the way they look or act to avoid discrimination when they travel across borders, according to a recent study.
Researchers from the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University asked 65 Canadian Arab people between the ages of 18 and 22 how they felt their Arab background affected their travel experiences, particularly at airports where heightened security measures could mean arbitrary search and seizures or delays.
New research out of the University of Waterloo has found a way to improve the voice query understanding capabilities of home entertainment platforms.
The research, in collaboration with the University of Maryland and Comcast Applied AI Research Lab, uses artificial intelligence (AI) technology to achieve the most natural speech-based interactions with TVs to date.
Computers can now learn to solve networking problems for themselves, a study from the University of Waterloo has found.
“There are several challenges in computer and telecommunication networks, such as network security, network management, and traffic engineering,” said Raouf Boutaba, a professor in the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science at Waterloo. “The use of machine learning in this context will make networks more secure, better managed, and provide a better quality of service.”