Daniel Leithinger Research Affiliate
Daniel Leithinger is a research affiliate at the Tangible Media Group, and Chief Design Officer at Lumii. He joined the group as a masters student in 2008 and graduated with a Ph.D. in 2015. His research focuses on actuated tangible interfaces and interactive shape displays.
Together with his colleagues, Daniel has created award winning shape displays, including the projects “Relief”, “Recompose”, “Sublimate”, “inFORM” and “Transform”, which have been presented at academic conferences like TEI, UIST, CHI, and SIGGRAPH.
Prior to joining the Media Lab, Daniel studied at the Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences, Hagenberg, and worked at research institutes like the Futurelab (Linz, Austria), HITLab (Christchurch, NZ), Media Interaction Lab (Hagenberg, Austria), Interactive Media Lab (Singapore) and Disney Research (Pittsburgh, US).
More information about Daniel can be found on his personal website: http://www.leithinger.com
Doctoral Dissertation Defense
- Programmable Droplets for Interaction CHI 2018 2018
- AnimaStage: Hands-on Animated Craft on Pin-based Shape Displays DIS 2017 2017
- Materiable: Rendering Dynamic Material Properties in Response to Direct Physical Touch with Shape Changing Interfaces CHI 2016
- Grasping Information and Collaborating through Shape Displavs
- Shape Displays: Spatial Interaction with Dynamic Physical Form
- TRANSFORM: Embodiment of “Radical Atoms” at Milano Design Week CHI 2015
- TRANSFORM as Adaptive and Dynamic Furniture CHI 2015
- Physical Telepresence: Shape Capture and Display for Embodied, Computer-mediated Remote Collaboration UIST 2014
- inFORM: Dynamic Physical Affordances and Constraints through Shape and Object Actuation UIST 2013
- Sublimate: State-Changing Virtual and Physical Rendering to Augment Interaction with Shape Displays CHI 2013
- Jamming User Interfaces: Programmable Particle Stiffness and Sensing for Malleable and Shape-Changing Devices. UIST 2012
- Direct and Gestural Interaction with Relief: A 2.5D Shape Display UIST 2011
- Recompose: Direct and Gestural Interaction with an Actuated Surface CHI 2011
- Relief: A Scalable Actuated Shape Display TEI 2010
- g-stalt: a chirocentric, spatiotemporal, and telekinetic gestural interface. TEI 2010