Jun Kato

I am interested in broad area of Human-Computer Interaction, but have been especially focused on interactions between human and the real world through computers, their input modalities, and their development methods. My current focus is on designing tools for programming interactive media content.

In my future vision, people with the diverse background can collaborate with others and express their creativity within an integrated design environment - a set of { physical | graphical | textual } user interfaces that provide creativity support for not only conventional programming but also data collection, management, and manipulation.

Recent updates

04/04/2017Presented User-Generated Variables at <Programming> PX workshop. It's always good to get to know new people!
03/27/2017Publicly demonstrated Robocam (f3js-logs) for the first time at ACM/IEEE HRI 2017, which is an accompanying tool and web-based interface to f3.js that helps recording event logs of IoT applications and authoring their demo videos.
12/18/2016Attended The First ACM SIGCHI Asian Symposium and was named as a board member for Japan ACM SIGCHI Chapter.
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There are some concepts I have proposed and realized through my research projects.


Research projects since 2009 in reverse chronological order. Labels with show terms for active development.

Side Projects

Projects not meant to be published as research paper in reverse chronological order. Labels with show terms for active development.




'06-08 Toolkit

arX MusicPlayer


arX Launcher



Media Interaction Group, ITRI, AIST
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Jun Kato
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