Published Projects

How are you feeling? Using tangibles to log theemotions of older adults

Up Close & Personal: Exploring User-preferred Image Schemas for Intuitive Privacy Awareness and Control

to appear at ACM TEI'21

Tangible Interactions for Privacy Management

Privacy Care: A Tangible Interaction Framework for Privacy Management

To appear at ACM TOIT'20

How are you feeling? Using tangibles to log theemotions of older adults

How are you feeling? Using tangibles to log the emotions of older adults


Painpad: Supporting Inpatient Self-Logging of Pain 

Painpad: Supporting Inpatient Self-Logging of Pain


Life-logging Camera 

Life-logging Camera


Wearables for Physical Privacy



Privacy Band 
Privacy Itch and Scratch: On BodyPrivacy Warnings and Controls


Level-Ups: Motorized Stilts that Simulate Stair Steps in Virtual Reality


More Than Touch 
More Than Touch: Understanding How People Use Skin as an Input Surface for Mobile Computing


Fun Projects

The Nudging Chair 
Gender Revealer

A techy way to reveal gender in your baby shower, 2019

The Nudging Chair 
Smell my Wellbeing

Ambient Smell Interface to know the health status of your loved ones, 2018

The Nudging Chair 
The Nudging Chair

Course by Ideo-Acumen on Design Kit: Prototyping, 2017

SEAD Group Website 
SEAD Group Website

The Open University, 2015

Fingernail Displays  
Fingernail Displays

Saarland University, 2014 

Age Classifier 

Age Classifier

 Saarland University, 2012

Criminal Database 
Criminal Database

VIT University, 2007 

Workshops Conducted

Design Thinking:

One day hands-on workshop on design thinking for engineering and management students at the Innovation Incubation Centre at Malviya National Institute of Technology in Jaipur, India (Jan’20). See more.
IDEO-ACUMEN guided design thinking workshop spread across 2 months on the topic of 'How to improve health at workplace’, for a team of researchers at the Open University, UK (Sep-Oct’17). See more.
Co-design workshop with older adults to support independent living, Milton Keynes (July'19), Exeter(Oct'19).
Interaction design hackathon on wearables for healthcare, Milton Keynes (Feb'18, 19, 20), London (Feb'17), Birmingham (Feb'17), Newcastle (Feb'17).

3D Printing:

Introduction to 3D printing at The Open University, UK (Aug'17, Nov'17, Feb'18-19-20). See more.

Interactive Prototyping:

Arduino Basics, The Open University, UK (Aug'15, Nov'16). See more.

Talks and Posters

'A Card Brainstorming Toolkit to Generate Tangible Tools for Privacy Management' at CRC PhD Conference, May'20, Open University, Milton Keynes, UK.
'Introduction to Design Thinking' at the International conference on microbial biotech interactions for sustainable agriculture and societal development, Feb 2020, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, India.
'Exploring End-users’ Preferred Metaphors for Designing Privacy Management Tools' at CRC PhD Conference, June'19, Open University, Milton Keynes, UK.
'Tangible Interactions for Privacy Management' in doctoral consortium at the ACM TEI International Conference, Mar'19, Phoenix, USA.
'Tangible Interactions for Privacy Management'  at CRC PhD Conference, June'18, Open University, Milton Keynes, UK.
'Cyber-physical Interfaces for User Privacy Management'  at CRC PhD Conference, July'17, Open University, Milton Keynes, UK. ­­
'Wearables for Physical Privacy'  in International Workshop at the 2016 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp), September'16 Heidelberg, Germany
Poster presented on 'Privacy Itch and Scratch', at ACM CHI conference, May'16, San Jose, USA.
'Flexible Displays for On-Body Computing and Medical Applications'  in an Indo German Science and Technology Centre funded workshop on Advances in Medical Technology Towards Current Healthcare Necessities, March'14, Manipal Institute of Technology, India.

Achievements & Awards

2018: Privacy Band prototype demo recorded by AlFi media, for Open University’s bachelor module on Communication and Information Technologies.
2017: We won! We’re thrilled to have been named the winner of the Cyber-security Innovation Award by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on 15 November on our work on "Privacy Band: On-body Privacy Warnings and Controls".
2016: Pending UK patent (GB1607977.4) on Methods, devices and systems for controlling access to data.
2012: One Quarter scholarship from Saar Foundation at Saarland University, Germany. 
2008: Full scholarship for Bachelor’s thesis at Technical University Dresden, Germany.

Reviewer for

Computing Conferences: CHI'21, IEEE'20, CHI'20, IMWUT'19, UIST'19, MobileHCI'19, OzCHI'19, OzCHI'18, CHI'17
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