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

11/08/2017Provided a keynote talk at SPLASH LIVE 2017. I'm writing a follow-up article about the talk, but for now, please refer to the talk abstract and slide deck.
09/23/2017Will serve as a keynote speaker at SPLASH LIVE 2017. See you in Vancouver!
06/29/2017Visited Pittsburgh for ACM UIST 2017 PC meeting, gave a talk at CMU HCII, dropped by Seattle and visited UW and Microsoft Research.
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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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