Exhibition: Keep on Exercising!



Introduction to Human-Computer Interaction (IND118)


Human-Computer Interaction can offer new opportunities to help people maintain a healthy lifestyle which were not available before. Technologies such as mobile phones, wearable sensors, intelligent environments, virtual reality and gaming devices can play a role to help people who past the retirement age to foster new exercise habits. Crucial to innovations within this area is a deep understanding of the user group, combined with a creative design approach to imagine new interaction possibilities.

Year 2 students from the Industrial Design department have worked on the module "Introduction to Human-Computer Interaction”. For this module they have designed interactive products to help seniors with their exercise habits. This yielded in 14 creative products such as: an interactive jacket to help people with dementia to do physical therapy exercise, a water calligraphy set to help people to be more physically active when practicing water calligraphy, a dancing game to let grandparents move together with their grandchild and many more!

During an event organized by the Industrial Design Department in collaboration with XJTLU Museum the student teams will exhibit their designs using the interactive demo’s they developed. Visitors can experience the products and hear from the students about their projects. The event will take place on Thursday the 31st of May from 14:00 until 16:00, after 16:00 a judging panel will award prices for the best teams.

The judging panel consists from: Hai-Ning Liang (Computer Science and Software Engineering), Elmer Villanueva (Public Health) and Derrick Tate (Industrial Design). The module tutors are: Martijn ten Bhömer (module leader), Wing Lau and Xinwei Wang.


  • 14:00 - 14:10: exhibition opening
  • 14:10 - 16:00: interactive exhibition
  • 16:00 - 16:30: judging report & awards
  • 16:30 - 17:00: drinks & snacks