• MisTable
    A tabletop system with reach-through fog screens


The Interact Lab of the University of Sussex is a centre for research excellence in human-computer interaction. The lab is part of the creative technology group and focuses on creating novel interactive devices for enabling new forms of human-computer interaction (HCI). Our lab’s particular research focus has been on creating novel displays, haptics and shape-changing interfaces. Specifically, we have pioneered the design of systems that support mid-air haptic feedback and mid-air displays. Members of the lab have expertise in research areas spanning human-computer interaction, computer graphics, electronics, optics, display technology, perception and imaging.

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Opening for a designer

Interact Lab is looking for a Designer to join our team on a fixed term contract for 3 yrs at 0.6 FTE.

Salary range: starting at £24,298 and rising to £28,143 per annum, pro rata
Closing date for applications: 21 February 2016
Expected start date: ASAP

The designer will need to
a) provide video-editing and software support for the Interact Lab
b) be responsible for the smooth, safe & efficient running of lab website, social-media pages
c) assemble videos of projects (from snippets provided by lab members) and
d) support lab members in creating simple interactive games around research prototypes.

More information about this position is available at


Chi 2016 Workshop on Mid-air Haptics and Displays:

We are organising a workshop at CHI 2016 on Mid-air haptics and displays. Visit for more details.


Research Fellow in HCI for Acoustic Levitation

An exciting new position has become available to join the newly formed Interact lab at the School of Engineering and Informatics of the University of Sussex, to assist in the development of novel interactions using acoustic levitation systems.
The primary goal of this project is to apply the principles of acoustic levitation to create dynamic 3D physical shapes made of large collections of lightweight levitating objects, exploring its potential for human computer interaction and the creation of novel user experiences.

We will create the novel technology to generate multi-object physical levitation, identify user-interaction principles and create multiple system demonstrators. We will explore and demonstrate the potential of our techniques through an “artist-in-residence” scheme, where an artist will create interactive public demonstrations of our project results and prototypes. To this end, it is important that the Research Fellow is able to collaborate and coordinate his/her research activities with the artist.

For more information on the position and details on how to apply, please visit:


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