Breaking the Glass

Multimodal, Malleable Interactive Mobile surfaces for Hands-In Interactions


Our work, funded by EPSRC EP/N013948/1 , looks to pioneer hands-in and hands-on interaction on deformable mobile display surfaces, leading to dramatic new ways for users to interact with content and services. We will ambitiously drive developments in both physical display materials and interaction techniques, enabling a richer, expressive toolkit of gestures and manipulation on touch surfaces. As the project unfolds we will use this website for updates on our work, and our findings. For more information, see the About page.

Recent News

At CHI 2018: we will be at the ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. Further information can be found here.

Research as art award: we have won a research as art award for our work on programmable liquid metal displays. Further information can be found on the BBC Website.

Hay Festival talk (30/05/17): members of the project spoke about work and gave many live demos at The Hay Festival Supporting material from our talk can be found here.

Reuters Interview (02/08/16): Our project was featured on Reuters Technology.

"Touching the Future" Talk (09/09/16): Prof. Matt Jones, accompanied by Simon Robinson, Timothy Neate, Cameron Steer and Jen Pearson gave a talk at the British Science Festival. This was covered on the BBC's Science Cafe, Click, and by the South Wales Evening Post.