I research interactive technologies and interface design. My job is to come up with new ideas, concepts and research directions. Some of these ideas have become real products, others inspired new research directions, while many others simply satisfy my curiosity.
I am currently directing an Interaction Group at Disney Research, Pittsburgh and was at Sony before that. Please, see my bio for more details. You can also check recent news on my blog.
New Scientist ran an in-depth feature story on the state of the touch screen and touch screen haptics. Titled “Touch and Go” the story mentions quite a bit of my work on touch screen tactile feedback including early tactile feedback touchscreens that I did at Sony, i.e. TouchEngine, and more recent work at Disney, i.e. TeslaTouch.
REVEL is a new wearable technology that modifies the user’s tactile perception of the physical world. Current tactile technologies enhance objects and devices with various tactile devices, limiting the experience to the interaction with few instrumented devices. In contrast, REVEL can add artificial tactile sensations to almost any surface or object, with very little instrumentation […]
Botanicus Interacticus explores the design of highly expressive interactive plants, both living and artificial. Botanicus Interacticus has a number of unique properties. The instrumentation of living plants is simple, non-invasive, and does not damage the plants: it requires only a single wire placed anywhere in the plant soil. It allows for rich and expressive gestural […]