Dr Euan Freeman

  • Research Associate (Computing Science)

Biography

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

Research interests

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

Previous projects:

Selected publications

Grants

  • €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.

Supervision

    I have supervised MSc and BSc (Hons) students.

Additional information

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.

All publications

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Jump to: 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012
Number of items: 21.

2018

Freeman, E. , Williamson, J. R., Kourtelos, P. and Brewster, S. (2018) Levitating Particle Displays with Interactive Voxels. In: 7th ACM International Symposium on Pervasive Displays (PerDis ’18), Munich, Germany, 06-08 Jun 2018, p. 15. ISBN 9781450357654 (doi:10.1145/3205873.3205878)

Freeman, E. , Williamson, J., Subramanian, S. and Brewster, S. (2018) Point-and-Shake: Selecting from Levitating Object Displays. In: 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Montréal, QC, Canada, 21-26 Apr 2018, p. 18. ISBN 9781450356206 (doi:10.1145/3173574.3173592)

2017

Williamson, J., Freeman, E. and Brewster, S. (2017) Levitate: Interaction with Floating Particle Displays. In: 6th ACM International Symposium on Pervasive Displays, Lugano, Switzerland, 7-9 June 2017, Article 24. ISBN 9781450350457 (doi:10.1145/3078810.3084347)

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. , 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. , Anderson, R., Andersson, C., Williamson, J. and Brewster, S. (2017) Floating Widgets: Interaction with Acoustically-Levitated Widgets. In: 2017 ACM International Conference on Interactive Surfaces and Spaces (ISS '17), Brighton, UK, 17-20 Oct 2017, pp. 417-420. ISBN 9781450346917 (doi:10.1145/3132272.3132294)

Freeman, E. , Anderson, R., Williamson, J., Wilson, G. and Brewster, S. A. (2017) Textured Surfaces for Ultrasound Haptic Displays. In: 19th ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI 2017), Glasgow, Scotland, 13-17 Nov 2017, pp. 491-492. ISBN 9781450355438 (doi:10.1145/3136755.3143020)

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)

2016

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. , Wilson, G. and Brewster, S. (2016) Automatically Adapting Home Lighting to Assist Visually Impaired Children. In: Proceedings of the 9th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction - NordiCHI '16, Gothenburg, Sweden, 23-27 Oct 2016, ISBN 9781450347631 (doi:10.1145/2971485.2996742)

Freeman, E. and Brewster, S. (2016) Using Sound to Help Visually Impaired Children Play Independently. In: CHI 2016, San Jose, CA, USA, 7-12 May 2016, ISBN 9781450340823 (doi:10.1145/2851581.2892534)

Freeman, E. , Wilson, G. and Brewster, S. (2016) Towards a Multimodal Adaptive Lighting System for Visually Impaired Children. In: 18th ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction, Tokyo, Japan, 12-16 Nov 2016, pp. 398-399. ISBN 9781450345569 (doi:10.1145/2993148.2998521)

Wilson, G., Freeman, E. and Brewster, S. (2016) Multimodal Affective Feedback: Combining Thermal, Vibrotactile, Audio and Visual Signals. In: 18th ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction, Tokyo, Japan, 12-16 Nov 2016, pp. 400-401. ISBN 9781450345569 (doi:10.1145/2993148.2998522)

2015

Freeman, E. , Brewster, S. and Lantz, V. (2015) Interactive Light Feedback: Illuminating Above-Device Gesture Interfaces. In: INTERACT 2015, Bamberg,Germany, 14-18 Sep 2015, pp. 478-481. ISBN 9783319227221 (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-22723-8_42)

Freeman, E. , Brewster, S. and Lantz, V. (2015) Towards In-Air Gesture Control of Household Appliances with Limited Displays. In: INTERACT 2015, Bamberg,Germany, 14-18 Sep 2015, pp. 611-615. ISBN 9783319227221 (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-22723-8_73)

2014

Freeman, E. (2014) Effective Multimodal Feedback For Around-device interfaces. In: MobileHCI '14: 16th International Conference On Human-Computer Interaction With Mobile Devices and Services, Toronto, Canada, 23-26 Sep 2014, pp. 399-400. ISBN 9781450330046 (doi:10.1145/2628363.2634264)

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)

Freeman, E. , Brewster, S. and Lantz, V. (2014) Towards Usable and Acceptable Above-Device Interactions. In: MobileHCI '14: 16th International Conference On Human-Computer Interaction With Mobile Devices and Services, Toronto, Canada, 23-26 Sep 2014, pp. 459-464. ISBN 9781450330046 (doi:10.1145/2628363.2634215)

2013

Freeman, E. and Brewster, S. (2013) Messy Tabletops: Clearing Up The Occlusion Problem. In: CHI '13: CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Paris, France, 27 Apr - 2 May 2013, pp. 1515-1520. ISBN 9781450319522

2012

Purchase, H.C., Freeman, E. and Hamer, J. (2012) Predicting Visual Complexity. In: Predicting Perceptions. The 3rd International Conference on Appearance, Edinburgh, Scotland, 17-19 April 2012, pp. 62-65.

Purchase, H.C., Freeman, E. and Hamer, J. (2012) An Exploration of Visual Complexity. In: Theory and Application of Diagrams, Canterbury, England, 2-6 July 2012, pp. 200-213.

This list was generated on Wed Nov 21 19:53:18 2018 GMT.
Number of items: 21.

Book Sections

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)

Conference Proceedings

Freeman, E. , Williamson, J. R., Kourtelos, P. and Brewster, S. (2018) Levitating Particle Displays with Interactive Voxels. In: 7th ACM International Symposium on Pervasive Displays (PerDis ’18), Munich, Germany, 06-08 Jun 2018, p. 15. ISBN 9781450357654 (doi:10.1145/3205873.3205878)

Freeman, E. , Williamson, J., Subramanian, S. and Brewster, S. (2018) Point-and-Shake: Selecting from Levitating Object Displays. In: 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Montréal, QC, Canada, 21-26 Apr 2018, p. 18. ISBN 9781450356206 (doi:10.1145/3173574.3173592)

Williamson, J., Freeman, E. and Brewster, S. (2017) Levitate: Interaction with Floating Particle Displays. In: 6th ACM International Symposium on Pervasive Displays, Lugano, Switzerland, 7-9 June 2017, Article 24. ISBN 9781450350457 (doi:10.1145/3078810.3084347)

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. , Anderson, R., Andersson, C., Williamson, J. and Brewster, S. (2017) Floating Widgets: Interaction with Acoustically-Levitated Widgets. In: 2017 ACM International Conference on Interactive Surfaces and Spaces (ISS '17), Brighton, UK, 17-20 Oct 2017, pp. 417-420. ISBN 9781450346917 (doi:10.1145/3132272.3132294)

Freeman, E. , Anderson, R., Williamson, J., Wilson, G. and Brewster, S. A. (2017) Textured Surfaces for Ultrasound Haptic Displays. In: 19th ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI 2017), Glasgow, Scotland, 13-17 Nov 2017, pp. 491-492. ISBN 9781450355438 (doi:10.1145/3136755.3143020)

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. , 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. , Wilson, G. and Brewster, S. (2016) Automatically Adapting Home Lighting to Assist Visually Impaired Children. In: Proceedings of the 9th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction - NordiCHI '16, Gothenburg, Sweden, 23-27 Oct 2016, ISBN 9781450347631 (doi:10.1145/2971485.2996742)

Freeman, E. and Brewster, S. (2016) Using Sound to Help Visually Impaired Children Play Independently. In: CHI 2016, San Jose, CA, USA, 7-12 May 2016, ISBN 9781450340823 (doi:10.1145/2851581.2892534)

Freeman, E. , Wilson, G. and Brewster, S. (2016) Towards a Multimodal Adaptive Lighting System for Visually Impaired Children. In: 18th ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction, Tokyo, Japan, 12-16 Nov 2016, pp. 398-399. ISBN 9781450345569 (doi:10.1145/2993148.2998521)

Wilson, G., Freeman, E. and Brewster, S. (2016) Multimodal Affective Feedback: Combining Thermal, Vibrotactile, Audio and Visual Signals. In: 18th ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction, Tokyo, Japan, 12-16 Nov 2016, pp. 400-401. ISBN 9781450345569 (doi:10.1145/2993148.2998522)

Freeman, E. , Brewster, S. and Lantz, V. (2015) Interactive Light Feedback: Illuminating Above-Device Gesture Interfaces. In: INTERACT 2015, Bamberg,Germany, 14-18 Sep 2015, pp. 478-481. ISBN 9783319227221 (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-22723-8_42)

Freeman, E. , Brewster, S. and Lantz, V. (2015) Towards In-Air Gesture Control of Household Appliances with Limited Displays. In: INTERACT 2015, Bamberg,Germany, 14-18 Sep 2015, pp. 611-615. ISBN 9783319227221 (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-22723-8_73)

Freeman, E. (2014) Effective Multimodal Feedback For Around-device interfaces. In: MobileHCI '14: 16th International Conference On Human-Computer Interaction With Mobile Devices and Services, Toronto, Canada, 23-26 Sep 2014, pp. 399-400. ISBN 9781450330046 (doi:10.1145/2628363.2634264)

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)

Freeman, E. , Brewster, S. and Lantz, V. (2014) Towards Usable and Acceptable Above-Device Interactions. In: MobileHCI '14: 16th International Conference On Human-Computer Interaction With Mobile Devices and Services, Toronto, Canada, 23-26 Sep 2014, pp. 459-464. ISBN 9781450330046 (doi:10.1145/2628363.2634215)

Freeman, E. and Brewster, S. (2013) Messy Tabletops: Clearing Up The Occlusion Problem. In: CHI '13: CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Paris, France, 27 Apr - 2 May 2013, pp. 1515-1520. ISBN 9781450319522

Purchase, H.C., Freeman, E. and Hamer, J. (2012) Predicting Visual Complexity. In: Predicting Perceptions. The 3rd International Conference on Appearance, Edinburgh, Scotland, 17-19 April 2012, pp. 62-65.

Purchase, H.C., Freeman, E. and Hamer, J. (2012) An Exploration of Visual Complexity. In: Theory and Application of Diagrams, Canterbury, England, 2-6 July 2012, pp. 200-213.

This list was generated on Wed Nov 21 19:53:18 2018 GMT.