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Research interests

My research is on 3D printing interactive devices. Founded on principles of tangibility, physical computing and organic user interfaces, our interactions with the digital world are limited by flat rectangular screens. Interaction through devices with form custom to their function will enable us to interact with digital information in the same way as we would hold objects in the real world. 3D printing is the conduit to this vision, enabling on-demand, configurable design of devices and electronics.

Teaching interests

I am passionate about disseminating knowledge within Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and the processes that underly how we interact with computers. My teaching is grounded in cutting edge research to be able to systematically explore this rapidly growing field. 

Other responsibilities

I run Bath's internal HCI research seminar series and internal peer review. I am co-leading the physical computing subgroup to enable knowledge transfer between researchers on how to construct devices.

Willing to supervise doctoral students

I am open to supervising new doctoral students. I am keen to supervise any doctorate on tangible interactive devices. Specifically, I am looking for projects relating to enabling the fabrication of interactive devices and developing appropriate material and 3D printing technology. I am also looking for students interested in the interplay between augmented reality and tangibles.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

Education/Academic qualification

Computer Science, Doctor of Philosophy, The Personal Fabrication of Irregularly Shaped Interactive Displays, University of Bristol

30 Nov 000518 Apr 2023

Award Date: 18 Apr 2023

Computer Science, Master in Science, Creating Interactive Prototypes and Surfaces Using Capacitive Technology and 3D Printing, University of Bristol

1 Sept 20161 Sept 2017

Award Date: 1 Sept 2017

Mathematics, Bachelor of Science, The mathematics behind Google, University of Bristol

1 Sept 20121 Sept 2016

Award Date: 1 Sept 2016

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  • Tangible Explorations of Sonolithography

    Child, O., Hanton, O., Kellett, C., Sutton, M., Drinkwater, B. & Fraser, M., 11 Feb 2024, TEI 2024 - Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction. New York, U.S.A: Association for Computing Machinery, 39. (ACM International Conference Proceeding Series).

    Research output: Chapter or section in a book/report/conference proceedingChapter in a published conference proceeding

  • FabricatINK: Personal Fabrication of Bespoke Displays Using Electronic Ink from Upcycled E Readers

    Hanton, O., Shen, Z., Fraser, M. & Roudaut, A., 29 Apr 2022, CHI 2022 - Proceedings of the 2022 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. Barbosa, S., Lampe, C., Appert, C., Shamma, D. A., Drucker, S., Williamson, J. & Yatani, K. (eds.). U. S. A.: Association for Computing Machinery, 15 p. 173. (Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings).

    Research output: Chapter or section in a book/report/conference proceedingChapter in a published conference proceeding

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  • Sprayable User Interfaces: Prototyping Large-Scale Interactive Surfaces with Sensors and Displays

    Wessely, M., Sethapakdi, T., Castillo, C., Snowden, J. C., Hanton, O., Qamar, I. P. S., Fraser, M., Roudaut, A. & Mueller, S., 21 Apr 2020, CHI 2020 - Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. Association for Computing Machinery, p. 1-12 12 p. 3376249. (Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings).

    Research output: Chapter or section in a book/report/conference proceedingChapter in a published conference proceeding

    Open Access
    38 Citations (SciVal)