ACM SIGCHI Communication Ambassador Initiative
Marianna Obrist is leading a new global Ambassador initiative for ACM SIGCHI (Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction), which is the premier international society for professionals, academics and students who are interested in human-technology & human-computer interaction (HCI). Marianna is selected member of the ACM SIGCHI Communications Team. See more information:
PhD Internship @ Disney Research
Dario Pittera, PhD student in Informatics (supervised by Dr Marianna Obrist and Prof Anil Seth) successfully completed a 4-months Internship at Disney Research in Pittsburgh, USA; working with Dr Ali Israr on novel haptic interfaces. See more information:
Dmitrijs Dmitrenko attending the AutomotiveUI conference
Dmitrijs has attended the 8th International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications (Automotive'UI 16) taking place in Ann Arbor, MI, USA, October 24-26, 2016. He presented a short paper entitled “A Comparison of Scent-Delivery Devices and Their Meaningful Use for In-Car Olfactory Interaction” and co-authored with Dr Chi Thanh Vi and Dr Marianna Obrist. The presented work on designing olfactory interaction for the automotive context received positive feedback and stimulated various discussions on future research opportunities.

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Graduations of SCHI Lab MSc students
Conglatulations to two of our excellent Master students: Viktoria Spokojna, who worked on smell interaction to enhance language learning, and Erika Agostinelli who measured the added value of touch for UX. They attended the graduation ceremony on 27-Jan-2017.

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2016 Science Foo Camp at Googleplex
Dr. Marianna Obrist has been selected to attend the annual SciFoo Camp at Googleplex headquarter this year and presented her research on Multisensory HCI (touch, taste, smell). This invitation-only event brings together 250 individuals with diverse backgrounds in science and technology, and is designed to encourage collaboration between scientists who would not typically work together. It is organized by O’Reilly Media, Digital Science, Nature Publishing, and Google #scifoo @google #multisensory

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About the SCHI Lab

The SCHI Lab research lies in the area of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), an area in which research on multisensory experiences makes a difference on how we design and interact with technology in the future. The interdisciplinary team explores tactile, gustatory, and olfactory experiences as novel interaction modalities.


Sussex Computer Human Interaction Lab

Creative Technology Research Group

School of Engineering and Informatics

University of Sussex Chichester, 1

BN1 9QJ Brighton, UK

Phone: +44 (0)1273 877837

Mail: m.obrist [at]

University of Sussex


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