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Looser, Julian

Looser, Julian

Software Engineer, Bsc (Hons, COSC), Phd (COSC)
Julian is a born and bred Cantabrian who recently completed his PhD in Computer Science at the University of Canterbury. Julian's thesis was on AR Magic Lenses, an interaction and visualisation technique for augmented reality interfaces, developed as part of the MagicBook project.

While studying at the HIT Lab NZ, Julian created osgART, a library for quickly developing augmented reality applications. osgART is now actively supported by a team of developers and is used in both commercial and research applications.

Julian has also worked on developing software for the VisionSpace visualisation theatre at the HIT Lab. VisionSpace is a three-screen stereoscopic VR environment that includes head tracking and surround sound.


  • Cockburn, A., Quinn, P., Gutwin, C. & Looser, J. (2011). Air pointing: Design and evaluation of spatial target acquisition with and without visual feedback. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 69(6), 401-414.[More]
  • Niewiadomski, R., Bevacqua, E., Quoc, A. L., Obaid, M., Looser, J. & Pelachaud, C (2011). Cross-Media Agent Platform. In 16th Annual International Conference on 3D Web Technology (2011).[More]
  • Dünser, A., Looser, J., Grasset, R., Seichter, H. & Billinghurst, M (2010). Evaluation of Tangible User Interfaces for Desktop AR. In International Symposium on Ubiquitous Virtual Reality (ISUVR), pages 36-39. Los Alamitos, CA, USA : IEEE Computer Society.[More]
  • Seichter, H., Grasset, R., Looser, J. & Billinghurst, M (2009). Multitouch Interaction for Tangible User Interfaces. In 8th IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR 2009), pages 213-214. IEEE Computer Society.[More]
  • Seichter, H., Looser, J. & Billinghurst, M (2008). ComposAR: An Intuitive Tool for Authoring AR Applications. In 7th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR 2008). IEEE Computer Society.[More]



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