I'm Biswaksen Patnaik.
Hi! I am Biswaksen.
I am a Master's Candidate in Human-Computer Interactions at the University of Maryland College Park. I am interested in designing novel interaction paradigms for humans to interact with information. I am especially interested in building systems that employ multi-sensory interactions. Over the years, I have worked with various research labs around the world in the domain of muti-sensory interactions - Taste(Gustation), Touch (Tactile/Haptic Interactions), Smell (Olfaction) and Vision (Visualization).
Human-Computer Interaction | Multi-Sensory Interaction | Ubiquitous Computing | Data Physicalization | Tangible User Interfaces
My research vision is based on the framework of Phenomenology which studies the ways in which our physical and social environment, and the elements present in them matter for our cognition.
My interest in Multi-Sensory Interactions stems from the Extended-Mind Hypothesis portrayed in Phenomenology that describes cognition as not only being in the mind but also being shaped by extra-neural bodily and environmental factors.
Designing multi-sensory pathways for cognition shall help us perceive information better, improve our peripheral awareness and help us overcome the bounds of situational impairment and accessibility.
I would be happy to talk to you!
Master’s Candidate, Human-Computer Interaction
Student Member, Human-Computer Interaction Lab
University of Maryland College Park, MD, USA
MY LATEST WORK.
December 2017 - Present | USA
University of Maryland College Park
Graduate Research Assistant
I am currently working with Prof. Niklas Elmqvist in the VizTeam. I am working on immersive analytics with multi-sensory interactions.
Teaching Assistant (Fall 2018)
May 2014 - June 2014 | India
Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati
Performed research on application of ergonomics in material handling systems and workstation design with Digital Human Modeling.
May 2015 - July 2015 | Singapore
National University of Singapore
Aug 2015 - May 2016 | India
National Institute of Technology Rourkela
Designed and developed a novel sit-to-stand-mobility assistive device for early ambulation and elderly.
Information Olfactation: Harnessing Scent to Convey Data
Olfactory Analytics: Exploring the Design Space of Smell for Data Visualization
Biswaksen Patnaik, Andrea Batch, and Niklas Elmqvist. 2018. Olfactory Analytics: Exploring the Design Space of Smell for Data Visualization. AVI 2018 Workshop on Multimodal Interaction for Data Visualization (May 2018). https://multimodalvis. github.io/papers/AVI_2018_paper_148.pdf
Design and Development of a Novel Sit-to-Stand and Mobility Assistive Device for Ambulation and Elderly
Khan M.R., Patnaik B., Patel S. (2017) Design and Development of a Novel Sit-to-Stand and Mobility Assistive Device for Ambulation and Elderly. In: Chakrabarti A., Chakrabarti D. (eds) Research into Design for Communities, Volume 1. ICoRD 2017. Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies, vol 65. Springer, Singapore
Context-specific design interventions in blending workstation: an ergonomics perspective
Sanjog, J., Patnaik, B., Patel, T., & Karmakar, S. (2016). Context-specific design interventions in blending workstation: an ergonomics perspective. Journal of Industrial and Production Engineering, 33(1), 32-50.
A Cognitive Approach to Design of Habitats in Extraterrestrial Environments: Review of Literature
Patnaik B. (2018) A Cognitive Approach to Design of Habitats in Extraterrestrial Environments: Review of Literature. In: Ray G., Iqbal R., Ganguli A., Khanzode V. (eds) Ergonomics in Caring for People. Springer, Singapore