I am the Director of Research in the Department of Computing and Communications at the Open University, UK, and head of The Pervasive Interaction Lab . My research is primarily concerned with the human aspects of ubiquitous computing, exploring the interactions between people and technologies. A main focus is on the development of novel haptic technologies, i.e. those that make use of the sense of touch, and that give feedback that people can make use of in their activities, almost as if the technology augments their senses.
Best Paper Award at ACM conference Creativity and Cognition 2015 for Imagining Future Technologies: eTextile Weaving Workshops with Blind and Visually Impaired People
Haptic technologies, interactive eTextiles and theatre project Flatland on show in London March 2015.
Our paper 'Conversations with my washing machine' gained a Best Paper Nominee Award at Ubicomp 2014.
Working with Emilie Giles on eTextiles and invited to run workshop for blind and visually impaired visitors to Whitechapel gallery, London (5 and 8 Nov 2014).
Invited PC member for Ubicomp 2015.
Nesta R&D for the Arts are funding our project on Flatland: Investigating Haptics for Cultural Spaces.
Showcasing our work on Animal Computer Interaction at the Royal Society, Summer Science exhibition 2014.
Presented our paper on 'Evocative Computing' at Interact 2013, in Cape Town, September 2013.
Best paper award at Ubicomp 2011 Beijing in September 2011.
Appearance of the MusicJacket on 'Bang goes the theory' - a BBC program for young people about science. Click here to see it.