|Pawel M Orzechowski
contact po38 (at) hw.ac.uk
PhD Student of Computer Science
Heriot Watt University
I am currently finishing my PhD in HCI at Heriot-Watt in Edinburgh. My main interests are interfaces inspired by playful natural interactions with the real world and methodology of measuring creativity. Recently I’ve recieved a Google EMEA Scholarship and was chosen a Google Student Ambassador. In my spare time I aim to share my skills with community: I’m organizing HW Ethical Hackathon, running @participatehw and supervising.
My Website Portfolio
While shopping online for textiles we face the perceptual gap between qualities we can sense on the digital device and those we sense when handling the real textile product. In this research I first investigate the qualities that people look for when interacting with textiles. Further I examine the gestures we commonly use to handle fabrics and propose a way to imitate them on mobile device. Finally I prototype touch-screen interactive-video interfaces and asses best practice.
As a part of my research I am developing interactive iPad textile simulations using movement, gestures and sound. Our portfolio platform shoogleit.com finally reached a stage where any small designer/artist can make them at home and use them in their website/ebay/facebook.
Contact me to know more and collaborate. Enjoy our video, poster and publications.
And here are few articles about me on the web: Undergraduate Student Profile
iSHOOGLE: A TEXTILE ARCHIVING AND SIMULATION TOOL
Pawel Orzechowski, Stefano Padilla, Douglas Atkinson, Mike Chantler, Sharon Baurley, Nadia Bianchi-Berthouze, Penelope Watkins and Bruna B. Petreca
DIGITAL TOOLS FOR THE CREATIVE INDUSTRIES
Stefano Padilla, Pawel Orzechowski and Mike Chantler. Digital Futures 2012, The Third Annual Digital Economy All Hands Conference
|INTERACTIVITY TO ENHANCE PERCEPTION: DOES INCREASED INTERACTIVITY IN MOBILE VISUAL PRESENTATION TOOLS FACILITATE MORE ACCURATE RATING OF TEXTILE PROPERTIES?
Pawel M. Orzechowski, Douglas Atkinson, Stefano Padilla, Thomas S. Methven, Sharon Baurley, and Mike Chantler. 2011.
Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Human Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services (MobileHCI ’11)
|COMPARISON OF CROWD-SOURCING VS. TRADITIONAL TECHNIQUES FOR DERIVING CONSUMER TERMS
Methven, T., Orzechowski, PM., Chantler, M., Baurley, S. and Atkinson, D.,
Digital Engagement 2011
|INTERACTIVE MOBILE PRESENTATION OF TEXTILES
Pawel M. Orzechowski. 2010.
In Proceedings of the 12th international conference on Human computer interaction with mobile devices and services (MobileHCI ’10)
We propose interactive shoogle (iShoogle) in which illusion is magnified when different animations are triggered based on type, placement and speed of gesture.
ShoogleIt viewer on App Store now!
iShoogle – using natural gestures to simulate fabric deformations. This approach is using movies and multitouch gestures inspired by real world shoppers. We are working on adding sound and simple vibration feedback.
Shoogleit player app – iPhone and iPad browser for designer community website. Thousands of sculptures, clothes, objects and 3D renderings as the biggest online interactive portfolio on the world. shoogleit.com