Talk: Jürgen Steimle – Digital Fabrication of Interactive Objects and Surfaces, 19. November 2014

Jürgen Steimle is head of the Embodied Interaction Group at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics and Saarland University. Previously he was a Visiting Assistant Professor at the MIT Media Lab. His research focuses on future forms of Human-Computer Interaction, including interaction with flexible displays, printed sensors, on-body interfaces, paper-based interaction and interactive surfaces. Jürgen Steimle graduated in Computer Science and French Studies at the University of Freiburg and holds a PhD in Computer Science from Darmstadt University of Technology. His research was distinguished with the prestigious Best Computer Science Dissertation Award by the German, Austrian and Swiss Computer Societies and with several awards at international conferences, including UIST and CHI. Dr. Steimle served as co-chair, TPC member and reviewer for major conferences and journals, most recently as associate chair and workshops track co-chair for CHI 2014 and CHI 2015.

“Digital fabrication, e.g. 3D printing or laser cutting, has proven its high potential for making customized, personalized and innovative objects. However, the resulting objects are largely non-interactive. My research aims at developing solutions which enable makers, designers and even end-users to fabricate their own interactive components that can react on user input and provide system output. In this talk I will present approaches for digital fabrication of flexible displays and thin-film touch sensor surfaces. These can be easily and quickly produced in a large variety of shapes, with customized contents and on various materials. This enables novel and creative applications in many areas, including future mobile computing devices, interactive paper, smart products, tangibles, and wearable interfaces.”

Jürgen Steimle / Saarland University
Digital Fabrication of Interactive Objects and Surfaces

Talk: Wednesday, November 19th 2014 / 19:00
van de Velde Werkstatt (Raum 116) / Winkelbau
Geschwister-Scholl-Str. 7
99423 Weimar

This talk is part of the Bauhausinteraction Colloquium.