Gijs Huisman

Researcher at the Human Media Interaction Group of the University of Twente, working on Social Touch Techology.

Category: Conference

Musings on the Workshop on Intimate Technology at PHTR’18

  One of the things I have been thinking about more and more as 2018 progresses is the importance of making an effort to understand the perspective of others. Not just in general, but specifically where human-technology interactions are concerned. I wrote a guest blog post about related considerations here, but I have also engaged […]

Guest blog at IN-TOUCH UCL

Last April I was fortunate enough to be given the opportunity to co-organize Reshaping Touch Communication, a workshop at CHI’18 in Montréal. Among the organizers was the team of the IN-TOUCH project headed by Carey Jewitt of the UCL Knowledge Lab. In the IN-TOUCH project Carey and her team investigate how touch technology can reshape touch practices […]

June 21, 2018

Papers at BHCI’18

  In a few weeks time we’ll be presenting some very nice student work at the British HCI conference in Belfast, UK. Our full paper, Virtual Nature Environments Based on Fractal Geometry for Optimizing Restorative Effects, describes work conducted by Marc van Almkerk on the use of fractals for creating restorative virtual nature environments. In the Work […]

January 4, 2018

CHI 2018 Workshop CfP: Reshaping Touch Communication

  Come join us at CHI 2018 during our workshop, initiated by UCL’s InTouch project, Reshaping Touch Communication: An Interdisciplinary Research Agenda. The call-for-papers can be found below.

November 17, 2016

Best paper award at ACE’16

Our paper “A Moving Feast: Effects of Color, Shape and Animation on Taste Associations and Taste Perceptions” has won a best paper award at the ACE’16 conference! In the paper we detail a number of studies in which we investigate how animated projections on top of, and around food can alter a person’s initial impression […]

April 5, 2016

Papers at EuroHaptics’16

Two papers that I (co-) authored have been accepted as technical papers at EuroHaptics’16! Both papers deal with a related line of research I have been working on, namely affective (stroking) touch sensations and pleasantness responses to such sensations. In one paper we investigated whether pleasantness responses from vibrotactile stroking sensations would be judged in […]

November 10, 2015

Tomorrow: TEDx Talk!

Big day tomorrow! I’ll be giving a TEDx talk at the TEDxSaxionUniversity Pursuit of Happiness conference. The conference is completely sold out meaning a big, really big audience. I’m looking forward to it! Talks will be available later online, so if you missed the conference be sure to check back here later for a video […]

November 10, 2015

ThingsCon Amsterdam workshop

December 4th will be the second ThingsCon organized in Amsterdam. ThingsCon is a one-day conference about the future of hardware, and the Internet of Things. For this edition in Amsterdam I was invited to organize a workshop on haptic interactions. I’m still working on the exact program, but the workshop will focus on the affective […]

August 10, 2015

Report: 1st Dutch meeting on the study of social and affective touch

I did not advertise this very broadly, mainly because I wanted to be selective about the attendance to this first meeting, but on the 3rd of July I organized the 1st Dutch meeting on the study of social and affective touch. Having worked on social touch technology for the past three years, I have spoken to […]

March 31, 2015

1st CfP: Workshop on Affective Touch (WAT) at ACII’15

Just as two years ago we will be organizing a workshop focussing on affective touch (see the website). Compared to the previous edition of the workshop (MeTA’13) we have chosen a wider scope this time, to allow researchers from diverse disciplines to submit their work and ideas. Full call for papers after the break!