The focal point of my research is to create a rich and systematic understanding on users touch, taste, and smell experiences for interactive technologies. Despite the fact that interactive technologies have permeated our environment (e.g., mobile, ubiquitous, social computing) and have become an essential part of our everyday life (e.g., work, leisure, education, health, etc.), the way we interact with them is still limited. Interactive systems stimulate dominantly our senses of vision and hearing, partly our sense of touch (e.g., vibration in mobile phones), while our senses of taste and smell are widely neglected and under-exploited in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) research. 

I have established the Sussex Computer Human Interaction (SCHI) Lab, an interdisciplinary team of researchers and enthusiasts from computer science, psychology, engineering and design. Please find more details on our research and activities at: