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News from INTETAIN: Best student paper award for Roan Boer Rookhuiszen

From 22-24 June HMI organized the third International Conference on Intelligent Technologies for Interactive Entertainment (INTETAIN) in Amsterdam. The conference was attended by more than 70 participants.

A Best Student Paper Award was awarded to HMI student Roan Boer Rookhuiszen for his paper: Generating Instructions in a 3D Game Environment: Efficiency or Entertainment?

The INTETAIN 2009 Best demo Award, 500 €, sponsored by IIP CreaTE, was awarded to HMI PhD Student Wim Fikkert and HMI Master student Michiel Hakvoort for their FeelSound demo on a multitouchtable. From the jury report:


Regarding our choice of the 'FeelSound' demo, the following points were taken into consideration:


while the demo uses existing hardware, namely the Mitsubishi Diamond Touch surface, the project involved development of original software as well as the design of a new interaction style


in particular, the members of the jury felt that the interaction design of this demo shows significant innovation, scoring strong points for being fun to use and having potential to encourage collaborative play. All members felt that the FeelSound demo is ready for use in a setting such as a hands-on museum or public space and that it could appeal to children and adults alike