Centre for Collaborative Interactive Digital Media/Dynamic Graphics Project

University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
What the facility does

Research on all aspects of digital media, including human-computer interaction, usability, computer graphics, computer animation, visualization, virtual reality, augmented reality, computational fabrication, computational photography, and sketch-based modelling.

Area(s) of Expertise

Our laboratory does fundamental and applied research on the ways digital media is created, manipulated, and consumed.  A key problem, however, is the lack of tools to allow the ubiquitous creation of digital media, and the lack of usability of the tools that do exist. The Centre for Collaborative Interactive Digital Media (also known as the Dynamic Graphics Project) contains world class researchers in human-computer interaction, usability, computer graphics, computer animation, visualization, virtual reality, augmented reality, computational fabrication, computational photography, and sketch based modelling.

Research Services

Physical simulation, computational fabrication, usability engineering, digital modelling and prototyping.

Sectors of Application
  • Arts and cultural industries
  • Information and communication technologies and media

Name of specialized lab

Name of equipment in use

Description of function

Motion Capture Laboratory

Vicon

Performance and motion capture.

Fabrication Lab

Laser cutter, 3D printers

 

Telepresence Facility

Various

Video conferencing

High performance computing

Large cluster computer

Access to compute Canada’s HPC resources

 

  • Autodesk
  • Tactual™ Labs Co.
  • JanusVR

Title

URL

NSERC Presents 2 Minutes With Eugene Fiume

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30liXTOjCjs

Natural User Interfaces talk by Daniel Wigdor

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxdfSHsW3Lc

Multi-Device Storyboards for Cinematic Narratives in VR

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXnIyJPagOA

Direct Manipulation in Tactile Displays

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rElL9s8ZNtw