|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 degree
program, in the Faculty of Media since February
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,
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!
Joint article 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), to appear in 2014 (we guess)
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.
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.
My paper 'Beyond
Affordance: Tangibles' Hybrid Nature'got the BEST PAPER AWARD
at TEI 2012 ... if you haven't read enough theory papers
We presented 2 papers
at TEI'13, first-authored by my PhD students Trevor and
Tobias, one each, plus a WiP by Loraine :-)
presented a WiP poster at CHI 2013 on her
museum installation evaluation work. She collaborates with the
Glasgow Riverside Transport Museum to evaluate
some of their novel installations.
Eva is 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...