Ozgun KilicPh.D. Candidate

Ozgun Kilic
Ozgun is an Interaction Designer and HCI Researcher from Turkey. With a curiosity to deconstruct and understand what things are made of and how they move, she has been working with this inquiry through her rigid kinetic machines during her masters studies. In her previous work, she coupled bio-signals (e.g.EEG, respiration, movement data) with linear actuators and simple mechanisms to create a continuous nonverbal dialogue between the machine and the body.
More recently, Ozgun has been concerned with rather intimate interactions between the machine and the body that involve touching and being touched. To explore interactive touch, she aims to develop wearable and reconfigurable materials
to cater the symbiotic relationship between the body and the soft interface where both are prone to change, learn from, and adapt to one-another over time.
Currently, she is affiliated with the Media Technology and Interaction Design team at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm as a PhD student. She is a graduate of MA Information Experience Design and MA Animation degrees at the Royal College of Art, London.
Portfolio link: https://tinyurl.com/rtzymkp



FibeRobo: Fabricating 4D Fiber Interfaces by Continuous Drawing of Temperature Tunable Liquid Crystal ElastomersUIST 2023 2023
OmniFiber: Integrated Fluidic Fiber Actuators for Weaving Movement based Interactions into the ‘Fabric of Everyday Life’UIST 2021