|Dipl. Inform, Dr.-Ing.
Professor of HCI
at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar in
Germany, chairing the Human Computer Interaction
group in the Computer Science and Media department
, in the Faculty of Media since February 2013. I now
lead our new HCI master (MSc) program
From autumn 2008 I
was a SICSA lecturer at the University
of Strathclyde, co-leading the
Mobiquitous Lab in Glasgow,
UK. I retain an affiliation with the CIS Dept. at the
University of Strathclyde. I worked at several places before,
including the UK's Open University, Sussex University, the
Vienna University of Technology, and the HitLabNZ, following my
PhD in Bremen, Germany.
These include visiting research periods (for a theses) or if
you have any other ideas for collaborations, drop me an email!
Weimar students: if you are interested in doing a
bachelor/master thesis in HCI, please contact me!
Jürgen Steimle, Albrecht Schmidt and me edited a special
issue of the German Computer Science
Assocatiations main magazine
Informatik-Spektrum on 'Interaction Beyond the
Desktop' (Vol 37, Iss. 5) Oct. 2014
accepted for ACM ToCHI!! "Let's Jam the
Reactable: Peer Learning during Musical Improvisation with a
Tabletop Interface" with Anna Xambó (Open University), Eva
Hornecker, Paul Marshall (UCL), Sergi Jordà (Universitat Pompeu
Fabra), and Chris Dobbyn and Robin Laney (Open University),
appeared late 2013
We've published an interactions
article presenting some of the core ideas
and motivations of our EU meSch project that
UoS is involved in. meSch has the goal of
co-designing novel platforms for the creation of tangible
exhibits at heritage sites, based on DIY technologies, so that
curators can offer visitors new interactive experiences by
means of material interaction with smart objects.
research interests are the design and user experience of
'beyond the desktop' interaction (this includes multitouch
surfaces, tangible interaction, whole-body interaction, mobile
devices, and physical(ly embedded) computing), support of
social/collaborative interactions, and, very generally, the
social/societal implications of technology. One of my specific
areas of interest is in interactive museum installations.
We are continuing our
work on media facades and urban space
installations at BUW, and e.g. run student group
projects on these topics. We now collaborate with the Media
Architecture Master program, where students developed
interactive concepts for facade mappings for a festival this
summer in Meiningen.
Report on creatorsproject
about the facade mapping event in the city of
Meiningen in August 2014, celebrating the 100
year commemoration of Duke George II which was developed as a
collaboration between media-architecture and media-computing
students from BUW. Our students built a machine for the
audience to steer the projections with.
Costumes' student project demoed at the WearIT
Festival in Berlin in October
Eva currently is a TPC member
for the Creativity&Cognition conference
2015, she was an AC for CHI'14, was an AC for
CHI'13, Theme Chair on the Design Processes theme for
ACM DIS'12 in Newcastle UK, ACM
CHI'12 Interactivity Explorations chair - Poster
co-chair for ITS 2012 and now also for 2013
(Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces) - 2013 was a busy year!
Since spring 2011 I am forum editor for an article
series on Tangible and Embodied Interaction for
ACM's interaction magazine. Check out my intro article in the ACM DL and
the list of published
articles so far !
Every second issue of interactions features an article for this
forum (contact me if you want to contribute!)
The Tangible Interaction
Framework thinking about physical space and
A new, beautifully
designed version of the Tangible Interaction Framework
Brainstorming Card Game is available (thanks to Elisabeth
Need to update with Weimar photos!!!
The best thing about
the Livingstone Tower is the views of Glasgow...
Photos from Glasgow and Scotland - beautiful
city and country...