Call: PhD scholarship in user experience and shape-changing interfaces at University of Copenhagen

Fully funded PhD Scholarship in User Experience and Shape-changing Interfaces @ Uni Copenhagen

Come work with us on the user experience of shape-changing and tangible user interfaces!

The Department of Computer Science at the University of Copenhagen (DIKU) invites applications for a fully funded PhD Scholarship in user experience and shape-changing interfaces.

Deadline for applications is August 1st 2013.

The study is part of the GHOST project (generic, highly-organic shape-changing interfaces), a collaboration between University of Copenhagen, University of Bristol, University of Lancaster, and University of Eindhoven. GHOSTs are display surfaces made of malleable materials that can change into and retain arbitrary shapes so as to display output from the system or afford new actions. At the same time, GHOSTs allow users to deform, touch, or otherwise manipulate the shape of their display surface to provide input to the system. The project will design, develop, and evaluate GHOST prototypes. We combine disciplines focusing on (a) the hardware and software for shape change, using combinations of shape actuators and smart materials; (b) the industrial and interaction design for such interfaces, in particular how to make them physically appealing, useful, and usable; and (c) the user experience of interacting with GHOSTs, quantifying and modeling users’ performance with and affect towards the interface.

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Best regards, Kasper Hornbæk

Kasper Hornbæk, Professor mso, PhD
Department of Computer Science, University of Copenhagen
e-mail:, www:, skype: kasperhornbaek


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