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Assistant Professor of Human-Computer Interaction

Lancaster University - School of Computing and Communications

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


Research My research is on collaborative augmented device ecologies and physical and tangible human-data interaction, both with applications in digital health, industry 4.0, and knowledge work. My research combines human-centred design and interaction concepts with new interactive systems, machine learning, toolkits and interaction techniques. 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.

List of Selected Publications


Research Team

Kim Sauvé (PhD Student)

Dominic Potts (PhD Student)

Thomas Wells (PhD Student)

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


Research Projects

Understanding Physicalisations (LU-FST)

Shared Augmented Reality (LU-FST)

Future Places DE Centre (EPSRC)

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


Teaching and Positions

Director of Outreach, SCC

SCC.402-412 Advanced HCI

SCC.024 Physical Computing

SCC.202 Group Work


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