Home page



Tech and Sleep

Featured Projects

The Responsive Objects, Surfaces, and Spaces (ROSS) API is a way for tangible applications to operate seamlessly across a variety of tangible input devices and platforms. It allows applications to exchange information about the devices they are running on and obtain real-time data about tangible and touch interactions with other devices. In a ROSS world, you can use your mobile phone as a controller to play games on the digital coffee table in your living room; and your guests can join in with their phones too.
The goal of this project is to expand on the work done by Pamela Pryor and Jo Edwards (curators of the BellSouth calendar project), to remember, celebrate, and preserve stories of African Americans and Black-owned institutions in Georgia. The project consists of two parts an interactive exhibit and digital application. The exhibit and interactive installation will be located at the APEX (African-American Panoramic Experience) Museum in Atlanta, Georgia.
This project is a qualitative study of non-textual mobile communication practices in Southern China. Examining the rapid proliferation of emoji in WeChat use, we attend to the lessening dependence on a text. We use interview and observation data from 30 participants to investigate how rural, small town and urban Chinese adults creatively and innovatively balance the use of emoji and text in their communication, as we envision the evolution of emoji into a modality of its own.

Upcoming Events

GVU News


About GVU

23 Core Areas
300 Researchers
250 Current
80 Partners
$9 Million in Grants


GVU Resource Labs


App Lab

App Lab

Built for Success

A mobile computing "hackerspace."
Visit the App Lab website

Location: TSRB 333

GVU Prototyping Lab

GVU Prototyping Lab

From Concept to Creation

A rapid prototyping "makerspace."
Visit the Prototyping Lab website

Location: TSRB Basement

Usability Lab

Usability Lab

Testing Methods and Technology

An adaptable project testing space.
Visit the Usability Lab website

Location: TSRB 216