Steven Houben

Research Associate

Steven Houben  is a research associate in physical computing and interaction design at University College London. He work in the Intel Collaborative Research Institute on Sustainable and Connected Cities (ICRI-Cities) and UCL Interaction Centre (UCLIC) on projects related to ubiquitous multi-device environments, physical computing, shape changing ephemeral interfaces and sensor-based systems.

He recently completed his PhD in Human-Computer Interaction at the Pervasive Interaction Technology (PIT) Lab at IT University of Copenhagen under supervision of Prof. Dr. Jakob E. Bardram and received his MSc. in Human-Computer Interaction in 2011 from Hasselt University.

His research interests are on the intersection of human-computer interaction, ubiquitous computing and computer supported cooperative work and are focused towards the theory, design, construction and evaluation of distributed physical interactive interfaces, systems and infrastructures that support fluid, direct and intuitive multi-user and multi-device information spaces. More general, he is interested in (distributed) user interface technology, large public displays, device and embedded prototyping, and mobile and nomadic computing.

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