Media Design and Image Reproduction

An illustration of Norrköping by Motala ström with people moving around in the environment
Image: Solith af Malmborg, Mina Mani Kashani, Malin Müller, Matilda Wallén, Dong Wang

Our work is fundamentally about communication. How might we combine digital and analog media to convey information, insights and emotions? How might we create engaging and captivating experiences through modern information technology?

En hand håller i en liten robotFoto: Ahmet BörüteceneVisualization and interaction technology has advanced greatly; high-resolution immersive environments and multimodal interaction surfaces are no longer mere future visions. But much work remains when it comes to designing visual and immersive communication using contemporary technology. We explore immersive and augmented information spaces, and multimodal interaction between humans and AI, always focusing on the use experience.

En rosa polygonbaserad kanin framför en karta med färgproverFoto: Alina Pranovich

Another main research topic is image reproduction. Reproducing images correctly in print requires models of the interaction between ink, light and paper. Current printing technology enables printing in 2.5D and 3D by mixing materials with different optical properties. Faithfully reproducing not only color but also realistic texture, gloss and opacity requires even more complicated models taking into account the optical properties of the materials. This field, often called appearance printing, is central to our research.

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