My research revolves around exploring how autonomous behaviours in interactive technologies might shape and influence users' interactions and behaviours. I'm interested in how people interact with autonomous technology and want to study how to leverage our social behaviour towards technology in support of human-computer interaction through physical prototyping.
I am in the process of finishing my PhD at Open Lab, Newcastle University, under the supervision of David Kirk. My main interests lie in creating new interfaces and in exploring modern technologies such as interactive surfaces, embedded sensors and actuators. I completed my B.Sc. (Information Technology) at University of Wuppertal in Germany in 2010 and decided to change directions a bit, towards Computing Science and Human-Computer Interaction. I therefore started a Masters in "Applied Computing Science" at University Essen. I finished my Masters during an internship at Open Lab (formerly Culture Lab), Newcastle, where I worked on the detection of active objects on Multi-Touch Tables.