Dr Euan Freeman
- Research Associate (Computing Science)
I am a Research Associate in the Glasgow Interactive Systems Section. I currently work on the Levitate project, which is using acoustic techniques to create new human-computer interfaces that people can see, hear and feel in mid-air.
I did my PhD at the University of Glasgow, supervised by Stephen Brewster and Vuokko Lantz from Nokia, Finland. My PhD thesis was about interaction techniques for addressing in-air gesture systems. I then worked on the ABBI (Audio Bracelet for Blind Interaction) project, which developed an audio bracelet for the rehabilitation of visually impaired children.
Read more about my research at my personal website: euanfreeman.co.uk
My main interests are mid-air gesture interaction, haptic feedback, and novel types of visual feedback. I believe the right feedback at the right time is essential for successful interaction, so my research aims to develop techniques that make this possible. Good feedback is especially important for mid-air gestures, so this is what most of my work focuses on.
I currently work on the Levitate project (funded by the European Union's H2020 program: #737087, PI: Stephen Brewster). Levitate is about using acoustic levitation to create new interfaces in mid-air. My research has been investigating new techniques for interacting with levitating objects. To read more about this, please visit my website: euanfreeman.co.uk/levitate/ or the project website: www.levitateproject.com
- ABBI (Audio Bracelet for Blind Interaction): funded by the EC, see: euanfreeman.co.uk/research/#abbi
- Multi Memo Home: funded by EPSRC, see: euanfreeman.co.uk/research/#reminders_paper
- Interactive tabletops in the home: student project, see: euanfreeman.co.uk/research/#reminders_tabletop
- Visual complex: student project, see: euanfreeman.co.uk/research/#complexity
Freeman, E. , Wilson, G., Brewster, S., Baud-Bovy, G., Magnusson, C. and Caltenco, H. (2017) Audible Beacons and Wearables in Schools: Helping Young Visually Impaired Children Play and Move Independently. In: CHI '17: CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Denver, CO, USA, 6-11 May 2017, pp. 4146-4157. ISBN 9781450346559 (doi:10.1145/3025453.3025518)
Freeman, E. , Griffiths, G. and Brewster, S. (2017) Rhythmic Micro-Gestures: Discreet Interaction On-the-Go. In: 19th ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI 2017), Glasgow, Scotland, 13-17 Nov 2017, pp. 115-119. ISBN 9781450355438 (doi:10.1145/3136755.3136815)
Freeman, E. , Wilson, G., Vo, D.-B., Ng, A., Politis, I. and Brewster, S. (2017) Multimodal feedback in HCI: haptics, non-speech audio and their applications. In: Oviatt, S. (ed.) Handbook of Multimodal-Multisensor Interfaces. ACM Books, Morgan-Claypool, pp. 277-317. ISBN 9781970001679 (doi:10.1145/3015783.3015792)
Freeman, E. , Brewster, S. and Lantz, V. (2016) Do That, There: An Interaction Technique for Addressing In-Air Gesture Systems. In: CHI 2016, San Jose, CA, USA, 7-12 May 2016,
Freeman, E. , Brewster, S. and Lantz, V. (2014) Tactile Feedback for Above-Device Gesture Interfaces. In: 16th International Conference on Multimodal Interaction, Istanbul, Turkey, Nov 12-16 2014, pp. 419-426. ISBN 9781450328852 (doi:10.1145/2663204.2663280)
- €35,500 donation from Nokia, Finland. Co-Investigator on "Haptic Feedback for Immersive Interaction with Virtual Environments". Started late 2016.
- PhD studentship and donation from Nokia to fund my PhD research.
I have supervised MSc and BSc (Hons) students.
I currently serve as a reviewer on the College of Science and Engineering ethics committee.
I have reviewed for several top HCI conferences including CHI, UIST, ICMI, MobileHCI and a few journals too. I was an Associate Chair for CHI 2016 and CHI 2017 Late-Breaking Work submissions, and for Mobile HCI 2016 Poster submissions. I received special recognition for a CHI 2017 review.
I am the web chair for the CHI 2019 conference.