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Sara is a Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) researcher at Newcastle University, Open Lab. Her work centers around Ubiquitous Environments from the lens of Architecture and Interior Design.
Sara's current research is about novel interfaces that are soft, flexible and dynamic, with a particular focus on building OUI (Organic User Interfaces). So, she's interested in how we can embed interior spaces with interactivity using soft electronics and smart materials that are malleable, shape-changing or colour-changing. And studying how will people perceive, interact and live with dynamic interactive interior spaces.
Her background including both a BSc in Computing and an MSc in OUI design from Helwan University, Egypt. Prior to joining Open Lab she worked as a Lecturer and module-leader of HCI at the MSA University, Egypt. Moreover, her professional experience includes 8 years in software industry as a software engineer and a web developer.
- DecorActionAugust 30, 2011DecorAction is a PhD project where we explore interaction techniques with decorative objects that surrounds our environments, extending their capabilities, meanings and value further than aesthetics to propose functions that are beyond their tradition...