Frederik Brudy

Frederik Brudy
Research Associate
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After finishing my PhD and several months of project work at UCL, I no longer work at UCL. For the latest updates and contact informations, please visit

Research interests

I am currently a Research Intern at Microsoft Research Redmond WA, where I'm working in the EPIC Research group. Previously I was working as researcher at University College London (UCL) where I designed and developed tangible devices for gathering feedback from participants in classrooms and workshops. I finished my PhD at UCL in 2019/2020, where I was working on designing and building cross-device interaction techniques and tools. My PhD supervisors were Dr. Nicolai Marquardt and Professor Yvonne Rogers. My PhD research was co-funded by Microsoft Research Cambridge and UCL.

I am interested in exploring how cross device interactions facilitate individual and collaborative work. How do we transition a task from our phone to our desktop computer? What are the individual and collaborative uses and interactions for (e.g.) large displays in combination with tablet devices? How can we design interactions that support these transitions of task, device, place, and people? And how do we study these? For my PhD I was exploring these cross-device questions around the use case of curation activities in professional (museum) and non-professional environments.

More generally I am interested in interactions with personal devices, such as smartphones and tablets, tangible and physical computing, and information visualisation. I love to explore the possibilities of mobile and tangible devices as well as the web.

Brief biography

During summer 2019 I did an internship at the EPIC Research Group at Microsoft Research in Redmond, WA, working with Ken Hinckley, Michel Pahud, and Bill Buxton.
I received my master's degree in the Media Informatics program at the University of Munich (LMU), where I graduated in summer '14. During the winter 2013 / 2014 I did a research internship in the Interactions Lab at the University of Calgary working with Professor Saul Greenberg.

In the past I did an internship at BMW Group Research and Technology. I finished my bachelor degree in Media Informatics from the University of Munich (LMU) in 2012.

Research Publications

Frederik Brudy, C Holz, R Rädle, C-J Wu, Steven Houben, CN Klokmose, Nicolai Marquardt Cross-Device Taxonomy: Survey, Opportunities and Challenges of Interactions Spanning Across Multiple Devices 2019 Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2019 (ACM CHI'19), Conference paper (text), Glasgow, UK
Frederik Brudy, S Suwanwatcharachat, W Zhang, Steven Houben, Nicolai Marquardt EagleView: A Video Analysis Tool for Visualising and Querying Spatial Interactions of People and Devices 2018 ACM ISS 2018, Conference paper (text), Tokyo, Japan
Frederik Brudy, JK Budiman, Steven Houben, Nicolai Marquardt Investigating the Role of an Overview Device in Multi-Device Collaboration 2018 Proceedings of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (ACM CHI 2018), Conference paper (text), Montreal, Canada
Nicolai Marquardt, Benedikt Bengler, Frederik Brudy, C Holz, Can Liu Surface constellations applications: Use cases of ad-hoc reconfigurable cross-device workspaces 2018 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings, Conference paper (text)
Nicolai Marquardt, Frederik Brudy, Can Liu, Benedikt Bengler, C Holz SurfaceConstellations: A Modular Hardware Platform for Ad-Hoc Reconfigurable Cross-Device Workspaces 2018 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '18), Conference paper (text), Montreal, QC, Canada
L Saviot, Frederik Brudy, Steven Houben WRISTBAND.IO: Expanding Input and Output Spaces of a Smartwatch 2017 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Conference paper (text), Denver, Colorado, USA
Z Lechelt, Yvonne Rogers, Nicolai Marquardt, Frederik Brudy MakeMe, codeme, connectus: Learning digital fluency through tangible magic cubes 2017 CEUR Workshop Proceedings, Conference paper (text)
Frederik Brudy, Nicolai Marquardt The Tabletop is Dead? - Long Live the Table’s Top! 2017 Working/Discussion Paper, Brighton, UK
Frederik Brudy, Steven Houben, Nicolai Marquardt, Yvonne Rogers CurationSpace: Cross-Device Content Curation Using Instrumental Interaction 2016 ACM conference on Interactive Surfaces and Spaces, ISS '16, November 06 - 09, 2016, Niagara Falls, ON, Canada, Conference paper (text)
Frederik Brudy, Nicolai Marquardt, Yvonne Rogers, Abigail Sellen, K O'Hara The Challenges of Using an Existing Cross-Device Interaction Prototype for Supporting Actual Curation Practices 2016 Working/Discussion Paper, San Jose, CA
Frederik Brudy Designing Ad-Hoc Cross Device Collaborations For Small Groups 2015 Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces, Conference paper (text), Madeira, Portugal
Frederik Brudy, Nicolai Marquardt, H Jetter, Steven Houben, Abigail Sellen, Yvonne Rogers Supporting Collaborative Curation of Historic Documents with Mobile Ad Hoc Cross-Device Interactions 2015 Working/Discussion Paper, Seoul, Korea
Frederik Brudy, D Ledo, S Greenberg Is anyone looking?: mediating shoulder surfing on public displays (the video) 2014 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI’14, Toronto, ON, Canada - April 26 - May 01, 2014, Extended Abstracts, Conference paper (text)
Frederik Brudy, D Ledo, S Greenberg, A Butz Is Anyone Looking? Mitigating Shoulder Surfing on Public Displays through Awareness and Protection 2014 Proceedings of The International Symposium on Pervasive Displays, PerDis 2014, Copenhagen, Denmark, June 3-4, 2014, Conference paper (text)
S Rümelin, Frederik Brudy, A Butz Up And Down And Along: How We Interact With Curvature 2013 Working/Discussion Paper
AD Luca, A Hang, Frederik Brudy, C Lindner, H Hussmann Touch me once and i know it’s you!: implicit authentication based on touch screen patterns 2012 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI ’12, Austin, TX, USA - May 05 - 10, 2012, Conference paper (text)