I'm a second year PhD Student supervised by David Kirk.
My decision to pursue my PhD in Computing Science at Newcastle University is driven by my desire to investigate modern technologies for Human-Computer interaction. This applies particularly to the use of new technologies like interactive surfaces or embedded sensors. In the months prior to my PhD I had already had the opportunity to be part of the Digital Interaction Group while working on my Master's project and dissertation, under the supervision of Professor Patrick Olivier. During the course of this work, I gained insights into various research projects which further strengthened my decision to work in this field. My Master's dissertation explored the connection and communication of tangible objects with optical multi-touch surfaces and emerging interaction techniques. Furthermore, during the majority of my studies at my home institution in Germany, I was a research assistant in the Mobile Human-Computer-Interaction group led by Professor Enrico Rukzio. By working on various projects concerning interaction techniques such as projector phones, I gathered considerable experience in an academic environment which sparked my interest to pursue a career in research.
Circuit stickers: peel-and-stick construction of interactive electronic prototypes (2014) Proceedings of CHI 2014p. 1743-1746ACM Presspdf
Tangible Autonomous Interfaces (TAIs): Exploring Autonomous Behaviours in TUIs (2014) Proceedings of TEI 2014p. 1-8ACM Presspdf
Autonomous behaviour in tangible user interfaces as a design factor (2014) Proceedings of TEI 2014p. 289-292pdf
Touchbugs: actuated tangibles on multi-touch tables (2013) Proceedings of CHI 2013p. 759-762ACMpdf