25 March 2015

Meet Kasper Hornbæk - our human interaction Big Shot

Researcher portrait

Professor Kasper Hornbæk teaches User Interface Technology at DIKU. In his research he focuses on finding alternative ways of using the body to interact with computers.

"I am interested in how body-based user interfaces can be designed.

Kasper Hornbæk

What courses are you teaching at present?

- I am currently teaching "User Interface Technology", a master level course focused on all the cool thinks we do in HCI. I am also teaching "User Experience" at the Royal School of Information and Library Science; this course attempts to introduce students to new research in usability evaluation.

What are your current research interests?

- I am interested in how body-based user interfaces (such as motion-tracking systems, gesture recognition, etc.) can be designed. I also have side interests in interfaces for large displays, visualization of large data sets, and user experience research.

Which of your research results are you the most proud of?

- I am really happy about recent work on mid-air text entry, which shows an exiting new way of text entry:

- Our work on large displays (http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?doid=1978942.1979156) and on robots on table tops (http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?doid=1978942.1979384) also makes me proud.