My name is Juan David Hincapié-Ramos. I am a Post-Doctoral researcher at the HCI Lab of the University of Manitoba (Winnipeg, Canada), under professor Pourang Irani.
I work on novel interactive technologies including transparent displays, natural user-interfaces, mobile devices, tabletops and public displays. Taking a human-computer interaction perspective, my work covers the design, implementation and evaluation of high fidelity prototypes with the goal of uncovering their fundamental principles and establishing the best technical approach to their development.
Specialties: Software Design, Interaction Design, HCI, Project Management
I was a PhD student at the IT University of Copenhagen in the Software Development group, under the supervision of professor Jakob E. Bardram. I worked for an project called the The Collaborative Mini-Grid Project, where we explored Ubicomp technologies for sharing computing power in a community grid.
Peripeteia in literature is the moment when the main character realizes everything he believes is not true. Innovation and scientific improvement are based on chains of Peripeteia where we continuously rediscover that our believes are not quite right (in the case of continuous improvements) or that they are completely wrong (in the case of breakthroughs). At the personal level, Peripeteia entails the rediscovery of the world around us, of the self, and one’s possibilities.