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, everyone can be a weekend carpenter who makes his/her everyday life easy and comfortable with help of information technology, i.e., end-user programming { of | in } the real world.

Recent updates

12/18/2015Have forgotten announcing that I received the Best Paper Award at SMC 2015 for co-authoring a paper about an interactive music puzzle named CrossSong - please enjoy playing it as well as watching TextAlive :)
11/20/2015Publicly demonstrated f3.js for the first time at ACM UIST 2015, which is an integrated development environment to create IoT applications purely by code.
09/23/2015My Ph.D dissertation finally got online on the university's repository. Jun Kato, "Integrated Graphical Representations for Development of Programs with Real-world Input and Output", Mar. 2014.
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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
Central 2, 1-1-1 Umezono, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, 305-8568, Japan.
P: +81 29-862-6622
F: +81 29-861-3313
Jun Kato
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