George Fitzmaurice
Adjunct Assistant Professor
 
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Publications


Refereed Journal and Conference Papers

30. Nicolas Burtnyk, Azam Khan, George Fitzmaurice, Gordon Kurtenbach. (in press).
ShowMotion: Camera Motion based 3D Design Review.
I3D 2006 Proceedings
ACM Symposium on Interactive 3D Graphics and Games

29. George Fitzmaurice, Azam Khan, Gordon Kurtenbach, Graham Binks (2005)
Cinematic Meeting Facilities Using Large Displays.
IEEE Computer Graphics & Applications, (July/Aug 2005), Vol 25, No. 4
Special Issue on Applications of Large Displays
p. 17-21.

28. Gordon Kurtenbach and George Fitzmaurice (2005)
Applications of Large Displays, Guest Editor's Introduction
IEEE Computer Graphics & Applications, (July/Aug 2005), Vol 25, No. 4
Special Issue on Applications of Large Displays
p. 22-23.

27.

Azam Khan, Ben Komalo, Jos Stam, George Fitzmaurice, Gordon Kurtenbach. (2005).
HoverCam: Interactive 3D Navigation for Proximal Object Inspection.
I3D 2005 Proceedings
ACM Symposium on Interactive 3D Graphics

p. 73-80. (Published video)


26. Russell Owen, Gordon Kurtenbach, George Fitzmaurice, Thomas Baudel, Bill Buxton
When It Gets More Difficult, Use Both Hands - Exploring Bimanual Curve Manipulation
GI 2005 Proceedings
Graphics Interface 2005 - Canadian Human-Computer Communications Society
p. 17-24.

25.

Azam Khan, Justin Matejka, George Fitzmaurice, Gordon Kurtenbach. (2005).
Spotlight: Directing Users' Visual Attention on Large Displays.
CHI 2005 Conference Proceedings
ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems.
p. 791-798. (Published video)


24.

Azam Khan, George Fitzmaurice, Don Almeida, Nicolas Burtnyk, Gordon Kurtenbach. (2004).
A Remote Control Interface for Large Displays
.
UIST 2004 Proceedings
ACM Symposium on User Interface Software & Technology.
p. 127-136. (Published video)


23.

George Fitzmaurice, Azam Khan, Robert Pieké, Bill Buxton, Gordon Kurtenbach. (2003).
Tracking Menus
.
UIST 2003 Proceedings
ACM Symposium on User Interface Software & Technology.
p. 71-79. (Published video)


22. Michael Tsang, George W. Fitzmaurice, Gordon Kurtenbach, Azam Khan, Bill Buxton. (2003)
Boom Chameleon
.

SIGGRAPH 2003 Conference Proceedings, Annual Conferences Series,
ACM Transactions on Graphics 22(3). (Invited)
p. 698.

21. Michael Tsang, George W. Fitzmaurice, Gordon Kurtenbach, Azam Khan. (2003)
Game-like Navigation and Responsiveness in Non-game Applications
.
Communications of the ACM
Special issue on Gaming Technology, July 2003.
p. 56-61.

20. George W. Fitzmaurice, Azam Khan, William Buxton, Gordon Kurtenbach, Ravin Balakrishnan. (2003).
Sentient Data Access via a Diverse Society of Devices
.
ACM Queue, November 2003.
p. 53-62.

19. Nicholas Burtnyk, Azam Khan, George Fitzmaurice, Ravin Balakrishnan, Gordon Kurtenbach. (2002).
StyleCam: Interactive Stylized 3D Navigation using Integrated Spatial & Temporal Controls
.
UIST 2002 Proceedings
ACM Symposium on User Interface Software & Technology.
p. 101-110. (Published video)

18.

Tovi Grossman, Ravin Balakrishnan, Gordon Kurtenbach, George Fitzmaurice, Azam Khan, Bill Buxton. (2002).
Creating principal 3D curves with digital tape drawing
.
CHI 2002 Conference Proceedings
ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems.
p. 121-128. (Published video)


17. Michael Tsang, George W. Fitzmaurice, Gordon Kurtenbach, Azam Khan, Bill Buxton. (2002).
Boom Chameleon: Simultaneous capture of 3D viewpoint, voice and gesture annotations on a spatially-aware display
.
UIST 2002 Proceedings
ACM Symposium on User Interface Software & Technology, p. 111-120.
Abstract also appears in ACM SIGGRAPH 2003 -- Invited paper
published mpeg video demonstrating the work

16. Tovi Grossman, Ravin Balakrishnan, Gordon Kurtenbach, George W. Fitzmaurice, Azam Khan, William Buxton. (2001).
Interaction techniques for 3D modeling on large displays
.
I3D 2001 Proceedings
ACM Symposium on Interactive 3D Graphics
p. 17-23. (published mpeg video; additional unpublished video clip on the work)

15.

Ravin Balakrishnan, George W. Fitzmaurice, Gordon Kurtenbach (2001)
User interfaces for volumetric displays
IEEE Computer, March 2001, p. 37-45.

Unpublished video clip demonstrating the work.


14. William Buxton, George W. Fitzmaurice, Ravin Balakrishnan, Gordon Kurtenbach (2000)
Large displays in automotive design
IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, July/August 2000, p. 68-75.

13. George W. Fitzmaurice, Ravin Balakrishnan, Gordon Kurtenbach (1999)
Sampling, synthesis, and input devices
Communications of the ACM, August 1999, 42(8). p. 54-63.

12. Ravin Balakrishnan, George W. Fitzmaurice, Gordon Kurtenbach, William Buxton (1999)
Digital tape drawing
UIST 1999 Proceedings
ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology.
p. 161-169.(published mpeg video additional unpublished video)

11. Ravin Balakrishnan, George W. Fitzmaurice, Gordon Kurtenbach, Karan Singh
Exploring interactive curve and surface manipulation using a bend and twist sensitive input strip
I3D 1999 Proceedings
ACM Symposium on Interactive 3D Graphics
p. 111-118. (published mpeg video, additional unpublished video)

10.

George W. Fitzmaurice, Ravin Balakrishnan, Gordon Kurtenbach, William Buxton (1999)
An exploration into supporting artwork orientation in the user interface
CHI 1999 Proceedings
ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
p. 167-174.


9. Gordon Kurtenbach, George Fitzmaurice, Rusell Owen and Thomas Baudel
The HotBox: Efficient access to a large number of menu-items.
CHI 1999 Proceedings
ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
p. 231-237.

8. George W. Fitzmaurice and William Buxton (1997)
An empirical evaluation of Graspable User Interfaces
CHI 1997 Proceedings
ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
p. 43-50.

7 Ravin Balakrishnan, Thomas Baudel, Gordon Kurtenbach, George W. Fitzmaurice (1997)
The Rockin'Mouse: Integral 3D manipulation on a plane
CHI 1997 Proceedings
ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
p. 311-318. (published mpeg video)

6 Gordon Kurtenbach, George W. Fitzmaurice, Thomas Baudel and Bill Buxton (1996)
The design and evaluation of a GUI paradigm based on two-hands, tablets and transparency
CHI 1996 Proceedings
ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
p. 35-42. (published mpeg video)

5. George W. Fitzmaurice, Hiroshi Ishii and William Buxton (1995)
Bricks: Laying the foundations for Graspable User Interfaces
CHI 1995 Proceedings
ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
p. 442-449. (published mpeg video)

4. George W. Fitzmaurice (1993)
Situated information spaces and spatially aware palmtop computers
Communications of the ACM,
Special issue on Augmented Reality and UbiComp, July 1993, 36(7), p.38-49.

3. George Fitzmaurice, Shumin Zhai and Mark Chignell (1993)
Virtual reality for palmtop computers
ACM Transactions on Information Systems,
Special issue on virtual reality, 1993, 11(3), p. 197-218.

2. Murugappan Palaniappan, Nicole Yankelovich, George Fitzmaurice, et. al (1992)
The Envoy System: An open architecture for agents
ACM Transactions on Information Systems, July 1992, 10 (3), p. 233-264.

1. Murugappan Palaniappan and George Fitzmaurice (1991)
InternetExpress: An inter-desktop multimedia data-transfer service
IEEE Computer, October 1991, p 58-67.

 

   

Videos and Images

Interaction techniques for 3D modeling on large displays
  Tovi Grossman, Ravin Balakrishnan, Gordon Kurtenbach, George W. Fitzmaurice, Azam Khan, William Buxton
Video Proceedings of ACM I3D 2001 Symposium on Interactive 3D Graphics.
additional unpublished video clip on the work
Digital tape drawing
  Ravin Balakrishnan, George W. Fitzmaurice, Gordon Kurtenbach, William Buxton
Video Proceedings of ACM UIST 1999 Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology.
additional unpublished video clip on the work
Controlling the shape, position, and orientation of a 3D virtual curve with ShapeTape - a bend twist sensitive input strip
  Ravin Balakrishnan, George W. Fitzmaurice, Gordon Kurtenbach, Karan Singh
Image on Back Cover of Proceedings of ACM I3D 1999 ACM Symposium on Interactive 3D Graphics
Exploring interactive curve and surface manipulation using a bend and twist sensitive input strip
  Ravin Balakrishnan, George W. Fitzmaurice, Gordon Kurtenbach, Karan Singh
Video Proceedings of the ACM I3D 1999 Symposium on Interactive 3D Graphics
additional unpublished video clip on the work
The Rockin'Mouse: Integral 3D manipulation on a plane
  Ravin Balakrishnan, Thomas Baudel, Gordon Kurtenbach, George W. Fitzmaurice
Video Proceedings of ACM CHI 1997 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems.
A GUI paradigm using tablets, two-hands and transparency
  George W. Fitzmaurice, Thomas Baudel, Gordon Kurtenbach and Bill Buxton
Video Proceedings of ACM CHI 1997 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems.
The design and evaluation of a GUI paradigm based on two-hands, tablets and transparency
  Gordon Kurtenbach, George W. Fitzmaurice, Thomas Baudel and Bill Buxton
Video Proceedings of ACM CHI 1996 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, p. 35-42.
Bricks: Laying the foundations for Graspable User Interfaces
  George W. Fitzmaurice, Hiroshi Ishii and William Buxton
Video Proceedings of ACM CHI 1995 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
The Chameleon: Spatially aware palmtop computers
  George W. Fitzmaurice and William Buxton
SIGGRAPH video review, Issue No. 97, "CHI'94 Video Program"
additional unpublished video clip of the work
   

Patents

Clickaround tool-based graphical interface with two cursors
  T. Baudel, W. Buxton, G. Fitzmaurice, B. Harrison, G. Kurtenbach, R. Owen
United States Patent #5666499. Issued 1997.
System for editing time-based temporal digital media including a pointing device toggling between temporal and translation-rotation modes
  William Buxton and George Fitzmaurice
United States Patent #5790769. Issued 1998.
Temporal data control system (Mobile scrubwheel).
  Bill Buxton and George Fitzmaurice
United States Patent #5973669. Issued 1999.
Three-dimensional input system using tilt
  Ravin Balakrishnan, Thomas Baudel, George W. Fitzmaurice, Gordon Kurtenbach
United States Patent #6115028. Issued 2000.
User interface system and method for controlling playback time-based temporal digital media
  William Buxton and George Fitzmaurice
United States Patent #6191784. Issued 2001.
System for accessing a large number of menu items using a zoned menu bar (The HotBox)
  Gordon Kurtenbach and George Fitzmaurice
United States Patent #6,414,700. Issued 2002
Drawing System using desing guides
  Thomas Baudel, George Fitzmaurice, Bill Buxton, Gordon Kurtenbach, Charles Tappen, Peter Liepe
United States Patent #6,377,240. Issued 2002
Widgets displayed and operable on a surface of a volumetric display enclosure
 

George W. Fitzmaurice, Ravin Balakrishnan and Gordon P. Kurtenbach
Patent pending, filed 2002

Graphical user interface widgets viewable and readable from multiple viewpoints in a volumetric display
  George W. Fitzmaurice, Ravin Balakrishnan and Gordon P. Kurtenbach
Patent pending, filed 2002

Three dimensional volumetric display input and output configurations

  Gordon P. Kurtenbach, George W. Fitzmaurice and Ravin Balakrishnan
Patent pending, filed 2002
Volume management system for volumetric display
  Gordon P. Kurtenbach, George W. Fitzmaurice and Ravin Balakrishnan
Patent pending, filed 2002
A system for physical rotation of volumetric display enclosures to facilitate viewing
  Ravin Balakrishnan, Gordon P. Kurtenbach and George W. Fitzmaurice
Patent pending, filed 2002
Techniques for pointing to locations within a volumetric display
  Ravin Balakrishnan, Gordon P. Kurtenbach and George W. Fitzmaurice
Patent pending, filed 2002
Digital tape drawing system
  Ravin Balakrishnan, William Buxton, George W. Fitzmaurice, Gordon Kurtenbach
Patent pending, filed 2000.
A system for creating and modifying curves and surfaces
  Ravin Balakrishnan, George W. Fitzmaurice, Gordon Kurtenbach
Patent pending, filed 2000.
A System And Method Of Integrated Spatial And Temporal Navigation
  Nicolas Burtnyk, Azam Khan, George W. Fitzmaurice, Ravin Balakrishnan, Gordon Kurtenbach
Patent pending, filed 2002.
 

 

Theses and non-refereed articles

Graspable User Interfaces (pdf) (html)
  George W. Fitzmaurice
Ph.D. Thesis. Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto. 1996.
Compatibility and Interaction Style in Computer Graphics
  George W. Fitzmaurice and Bill Buxton
ACM SIGGRAPH - Computer Graphics Quarterly, Vo. 32, No. 4, 1998, p. 64-68.
HMDs, Caves & Chameleon: A human-centric analysis of interaction in virtual space
  Bill Buxton and George Fitzmaurice
ACM SIGGRAPH - Computer Graphics Quarterly, Vo. 32, No. 4, 1998, p. 69-74.
Published review for article "Beyond Being There: The promise of multimedia communications
  George Fitzmaurice
Technology Review, May 1992, Vol 95, No. 6, p. 7.
How do people organize their electronic desktops?
  George W. Fitzmaurice, Ronald M. Baecker and Gale Moore
Unpublished Technical report, 1994.
Selection Manipulation Protocol: An interface to application Data
  James H. Coombs and George Fitzmaurice
IRIS Report, Brown University, July 1989.
Synchronous Editing: Integrating an object-oriented database into an object-oriented application
  George Fitzmaurice
IRIS Report, Brown University, December 1988.
Architectural issues in the construction of an object-oriented word processor, InterWord
  George Fitzmaurice, Paulette Bush and Tim J.O. Catlin
IRIS Report, Brown University, November 1988.
   
   

Awards and Community Service

 

University of Toronto Open Doctoral Fellowship.

Lambda Sigma National Honor Society.

Co-editor with Gordon Kurtenbach on "Applications of Large Displays" Special Issue of IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, July/August 2005.

CHI'98 Recognition of Service Award - ACM Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction

Program Committee CHI 2004 - Associate Chair for Technical Papers
Program Committee CHI 2001 - Associate Chair for Technical Papers
Program Committee CHI 1999 - Associate Chair for Technical Papers

Technical Paper Reviewer for:
ACM UbiComp conference (2003)
ACM CHI conference (1996-2006)
ACM User Interface and Software Technologies (1998-2005)
ACM Symposium on Interactive 3D Graphics (1999, 2001, 2003, 2005)
ACM Graphics Interface (2001, 2002, 2006)
ACM SIGGRAPH (2001, 2002, 2005)
ACM EuroGraphics (2002)
Communications of the ACM
IEEE Computer
Journal of HCI
Transactions of CHI Journal

   

Education

Ph.D. Computer Science (HCI), University of Toronto, Canada. (1996)
  Thesis: Graspable User Interfaces
Advisor: Bill Buxton

Teaching assistant for courses in human-computer interaction. The courses involved participating in the Apple Design Contest.
   
M.Sc. Computer Science, Brown University, Providence, RI. (1991)
  Thesis: "Form-Centered Workflow Automation Using an Agent Framework,"
Advisor: Prof. Andries van Dam.
   
B.Sc. Mathematics with Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA. (1988)