Rafael "Tico" Ballagas
Phone: (+49) 241 80-21714
Bio: Rafael Ballagas is a computer science doctoral candidate in the Media Computing Group at RWTH Aachen. His research interests include tangible interfaces for ubiquitous computing environments and interactive media applications. Rafael has developed the iStuff toolkit for prototyping physical user interfaces and the Patch Panel intermediary to support incremental integration and reconfiguration of toolkit components. He has an MS in electrical engineering from Stanford University and a BS in electrical engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology.
Bio: Scott Klemmer is a computer science doctoral candidate in the Group for User Interface Research at UC Berkeley. His research employs user-centered design methods to explore tangible user interfaces that integrate the physical world and electronic media including handheld and wall-scale applications and the Papier-Mâché? toolkit. He has an MS in computer science from Berkeley, and a dual BA from Brown University in computer science and art-semiotics.
University of Lancaster
Bio: Jennifer Sheridan is a computer science doctoral candidate in the Innovative Interactions Lab at Lancaster University’s Department of Computing. Her research explores types of interactions that occur with non-task based interactive uses of technologies, including physical or tangible objects. She has an MS in Human-Computer? Interaction from Georgia Institute of Technology and a BS from the University of Waterloo.