Assistant Professor of Physical Computing

Eindhoven University of Technology

I am Assistant Professor and a technologist/consultant working in the field of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and Physical Computing. My research lies on the intersection of Design, Engineering, and Computer Science.

Research My research is on Tangible and Physical Computing that blends and integrates data, interactions and interfaces into the real world. I currently work on (1) collaborative augmented device ecologies, and (2) physical and tangible human-data interaction with applications in digital health, education, industry 4.0, and knowledge work. My research combines human-centered design and interaction concepts with new interactive intelligent sensor-based systems. Please find a selection of my publications and a full list on Google Scholardblp, and ACM DL.

Teaching — I teach and direct university-level courses on design engineering, human-computer interaction, and physical computing. My teaching interest is on courses that combines design, HCI and computer science. I hold a PGCert for 'Academic Practice' and am a 'Fellow of the Higher-Education Academy (HEA)'.

News and Updates:
⌁ Full paper on 'Interaction with Physicalisations' accepted to ACM CHI'21.

⌁ Associate Editor for ACM PACM HCI (ISS'21 rounds)

⌁ Associate Chair (AC) for ACM TEI'21 and ACM CHI'21.

⌁ Full paper on 'Activity tracking Physicalisations' accepted to ACM NordiCHI'20

⌁ Best Paper Honorable Mention Award 🏆at ACM DIS'20 for Econundrum paper

⌁ Best Paper Honorable Mention Award 🏆at ACM CHI'20 for CollabAR paper

⚡️ I am joining Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) in April 2021.

Dr. Steven Houben

List of Selected Publications


Kim Sauvé (PhD Student)

Dominic Potts (PhD Student)

Thomas Wells (PhD Student)

Dr. Christopher Clark (Postdoc)
Matthew Templeton (EPSRC Intern)

Research Projects

Inno4Health (EU ITEA)

Blended Realities (LU-FST)

Institute of Coding (IoC)

Future Places DE Centre (EPSRC)

Intel ICRI Cities (Intel Labs)
ICareNet (EU Marie-Curie ITN)

Teaching and Positions

TU/e Vitality Squad Projects

Advanced Human-Computer Interaction

Physical Computing and Sensing

Future Learn online course