HCI researcher and interaction designer, I develop creative hardware and software experiences that bring technology closer to human nature. I am currently postdoctoral researcher at Saarland University, I did my PHD thesis at Télécom Paris and HCI La Sorbonne. Get my Resume.

These days, I question existing devices form factor and explore how affective communication can be mediated through anthropomorphic devices to leverage new human experiences.

Skin-On Interfaces

2019

Skin-On Interfaces are devices that augment existing devices with Artifical realistic skin. Human skin is the best interface for interaction. I propose this new paradigm in which interactive devices have their own artificial skin, thus enabling new forms of input gestures for end-users.

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MobiLimb

2018

MobiLimb is a robotic finger that can be added to mobile devices. What if smartphones could touch us and reach our world? This project explores a future where anthropomorphic devices bring news input and output capabilities to existing devices.

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Robot-Initiated Touch

2019

This project explores how humans perceive emotions from touch movements performed by a robot. Touching the forearm with different speed, velocity, and force can convey different emotions, which can be used in VR for mediated communication.

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PolySense

2020

PolySense is an open-source fabrication process for creating smart textiles. It uses a process called in-situ polymerization to add electrical functionality to everyday materials such as fabrics, or feathers, to transform them as sensors.

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Muca

2020

Muca is an open-source platform for creating complex multi-touch surfaces. This platform is designed for researchers, designers and makers.

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Latest news

My Thesis is now available online! Download the PDF

I successfully defended my Ph.D defense, I'm now postdoctoral researcher at the HCI lab of Saarland University with prof. Jürgen Steimle.

You can find a selection of media coverage of Skin-On on the research page.

I will present Skin-On Interfaces at UIST conference. You can get the paper here.

The paper Skin-On Interfaces has been accepted at UIST conference.

Experiments

 
Previous works, that regroups projects in Generative Design, Fabrication and miscellaneous Interactive exploration.

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