Dr Steven Houben

Lecturer in Interactive Systems

Research Interests

My research and teaching are directed at human-computer interaction, user experience, ubiquitous multi-device systems, physical and tangible computing, and sensor-based systems. My research goals are to research, design, build and evaluate Interactive Systems and Physical Computing devices for human-data interaction and information handling. I am also one of the main organizers of the Cross-Surface workshop series collocated with ITS and CHI aimed at establishing a new research agenda for opportunities and challenges in cross-device interactions.

Evaluation Strategies for HCI Toolkit Research
Ledo, D., Houben, S., Vermeulen, J., Marquardt, N., Oehlberg, L., Greenberg, S. 21/04/2018 In: CHI '18 Proceedings of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. New York : ACM 17 p. ISBN: 9781450356206.
Conference contribution

Investigating the Role of an Overview Device in Multi-Device Collaboration
Brudy, F., Budiman, J.K., Houben, S., Marquardt, N. 21/04/2018 In: CHI '18 Proceedings of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. New York : ACM 13 p. ISBN: 9781450356206.
Conference contribution

Raising Awareness of IoT Sensor Deployments
Mikusz, M.A., Houben, S., Davies, N.A.J., Moessner, K., Langheinrich, M. 20/02/2018 In: Living in the Internet of Things: Cybersecurity of the IoT - A PETRAS, IoTUK and IET Event.
Conference contribution

Collaborative Affordances of Medical Records
Bardram, J., Houben, S. 02/2018 In: Computer Supported Cooperative Work. 27, 1, p. 1-36. 36 p.
Journal article

The Disappearing Tabletop: Social and Technical Challenges for Cross-Surface Collaboration
Wallace, J.R., Houben, S., Anslow, C., Lucero, A., Rogers, Y., Scott, S.D. 17/10/2017 In: ISS '17 Proceedings of the 2017 ACM International Conference on Interactive Surfaces and Spaces. New York : ACM p. 482-487. 6 p. ISBN: 9781450346917.
Conference contribution

Opportunities and challenges for cross-device interactions in the wild
Houben, S., Marquardt, N., Vermeulen, J., Klokmose, C., Schöning, J., Reiterer, H., Holz, C. 09/2017 In: Interactions. 24, 5, p. 58-63. 6 p.
Journal article

LOOP: A physical artifact to facilitate seamless interaction with personal data in everyday life
Sauvé, K., Houben, S., Marquardt, N., Bakker, S.E., Hengeveld, B., Gallacher, S., Rogers, Y. 10/06/2017 In: DIS '17 Companion Proceedings of the 2017 ACM Conference Companion Publication on Designing Interactive Systems. New York : ACM p. 285-288. 4 p. ISBN: 9781450349918.
Conference contribution

EagleSense: tracking people and devices in interactive spaces using real-time top-view depth-sensing
Wu, C., Houben, S., Marquardt, N. 6/05/2017 In: CHI '17 Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. New York : ACM p. 3929-3942. 14 p. ISBN: 9781450346559.
Conference contribution

HCITools: strategies and best practices for designing, evaluating and sharing technical HCI toolkits
Marquardt, N., Houben, S., Beaudouin-Lafon, M., Wilson, A. 6/05/2017 In: CHI EA '17 Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems. New York : ACM p. 624-627. 4 p. ISBN: 9781450346566.
Conference contribution

SenseBelt: a belt-worn sensor to support cross-device interaction
Stylianidis, A., Vermeulen, J., Houben, S., MacDonald, L., Beale, R. 6/05/2017 In: CHI EA '17 Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems. New York : ACM p. 2123-2131. 9 p. ISBN: 9781450346566.
Conference contribution

WRISTBAND.IO: expanding input and output spaces of a Smartwatch
Saviot, L., Brudy, F., Houben, S. 6/05/2017 In: CHI EA '17 Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems. New York : ACM p. 2025-2033. 9 p. ISBN: 9781560346566.
Conference contribution

Cross-surface: challenges and opportunities of spatial and proxemic interaction
Houben, S., Schoning, J., Vermeulen, J., Marquardt, N., Klokmose, C., Reiterer, H. 6/11/2016 In: ISS '16 Proceedings of the 2016 ACM on Interactive Surfaces and Spaces. New York : ACM p. 509-512. 4 p. ISBN: 9781450342483.
Conference contribution

CurationSpace: Cross-Device Content Curation Using Instrumental Interaction
Brudy, F., Houben, S., Marquardt, N., Rogers, Y. 6/11/2016 In: ISS '16 Proceedings of the 2016 ACM on Interactive Surfaces and Spaces. New York : ACM p. 159-168. 10 p. ISBN: 9781450342483.
Conference contribution

Physikit: data engagement through physical ambient visualizations in the home
Houben, S., Golsteijn, C., Gallacher, S., Johnson, R., Bakker, S., Marquardt, N., Capra, L., Rogers, Y. 7/05/2016 In: CHI '16 Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Pages 1608-1619 . New York : ACM p. 1608-1619. 12 p. ISBN: 9781450333627.
Conference contribution

Cross-surface: challenges and opportunities for'bring your own device'in the wild
Houben, S., Marquardt, N., Vermeulen, J., Schöning, J., Klokmose, C., Reiterer, H., Korsgaard, H., Schreiner, M. 05/2016 In: Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems. New York : ACM p. 3366-3372. 7 p. ISBN: 9781450340823.
Conference contribution

Fluent transitions between focused and peripheral interaction in proxemic interactions
Vermeulen, J., Houben, S., Marquardt, N. 30/03/2016
Other chapter contribution

An activity-centric approach to configuration work in distributed interaction
Houben, S. 2016 IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark. 300 p.
Doctoral Thesis

Cross-surface: workshop on interacting with multi-device ecologies in the wild
Houben, S., Vermeulen, J., Klokmose, C., Marquardt, N., Schöning, J., Reiterer, H. 15/11/2015 In: ITS '15 Proceedings of the 2015 International Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces. New York : ACM p. 485-489. 5 p. ISBN: 9781450338998.
Conference contribution

SenCity 2: visualizing the hidden pulse of a city
Gallacher, S., Golsteijn, C., Kalnikaite, V., Houben, S., Johnson, R., Harrison, D., Marquardt, N. 09/2015 In: UbiComp/ISWC'15 Adjunct Adjunct Proceedings of the 2015 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and Proceedings of the 2015 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers. New York : ACM p. 1391-1394. 4 p. ISBN: 9781450335751.
Conference contribution

Bonjour!: greeting gestures for collocated interaction with wearables
Houben, S., Perrault, S., Serrano, M. 24/08/2015 In: MobileHCI '15 Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services Adjunct. New York : ACM p. 1146-1152. 7 p. ISBN: 9781450336536.
Conference contribution

Hybrid patient record - supporting hybrid interaction in clinical wards
Houben, S., Schmidt, M., Frost, M., Bardram, J.E. 20/05/2015 In: 2015 9th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare (PervasiveHealth). IEEE p. 270-271. 2 p. ISBN: 9781631900457. Electronic ISBN: 9781631900457.
Conference contribution

Challenges in watch-centric cross-device applications
Houben, S., Brudy, F., Marquardt, N. 19/04/2015 In: CHI 2015 workshop on Mobile Collocated Interactions. 4 p.
Conference contribution

Watchconnect: a toolkit for prototyping smartwatch-centric cross-device applications
Houben, S., Marquardt, N. 18/04/2015 In: CHI '15 Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. New York : ACM p. 1247-1256. 10 p. ISBN: 9781450331456.
Chapter

Collaborative affordances of hybrid patient record technologies in medical work
Houben, S., Frost, M., Bardram, J.E. 14/03/2015 In: CSCW '15 Proceedings of the 18th ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work & Social Computing. New York : ACM p. 785-797. 13 p. ISBN: 9781450329224.
Conference contribution

Activity-based computing: computational management of activities reflecting human intention
Bardram, J.E., Jeuris, S., Houben, S. 2015 In: Ai Magazine. 36, 2, p. 63-72. 10 p.
Journal article

ActivitySpace: managing device ecologies in an activity-centric configuration space
Houben, S., Tell, P., Bardram, J. 16/11/2014 In: ITS '14 Proceedings of the Ninth ACM International Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces. New York : ACM p. 119-128. 10 p. ISBN: 9781450325875.
Conference contribution

HyPR device: mobile support for hybrid patient records
Houben, S., Frost, M., Bardram, J.E. 16/11/2014 In: ITS '14 Proceedings of the Ninth ACM International Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces. New York : ACM p. 249-258. 10 p. ISBN: 9781450325875.
Conference contribution

Laevo: a temporal desktop interface for integrated knowledge work
Jeuris, S., Houben, S., Bardram, J. 5/10/2014 In: UIST '14 Proceedings of the 27th annual ACM symposium on User interface software and technology. New York : ACM p. 679-688. 10 p. ISBN: 9781450330695.
Conference contribution

Deploying healthcare technology ‘in the wild’: experiences from deploying a mobile health technology for bipolar disorder treatment
Frost, M., Houben, S. 01/2014 In: Fieldwork for Healthcare: Case Studies Investigating Human Factors in Computing Systems . Morgan and Claypool p. 57-64. 8 p.
Chapter

Temporal model for reflective multitasking
Jeuris, S., Houben, S. 2014
Conference paper

Wearable laser pointer versus head-mounted display for tele-guidance applications?
Jalaliniya, S., Pederson, T., Houben, S. 2014 In: Proceedings of the 2014 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers Adjunct Program - ISWC '14 Adjunct. New York : ACM p. 193-200. 8 p. ISBN: 9781450330480.
Conference contribution

Noosphere: an activity-centric infrastructure for distributed interaction
Houben, S., Nielsen, S., Esbensen, M., Bardram, J.E. 2/12/2013 In: Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia. New York : ACM 10 p. ISBN: 9781450326483.
Conference contribution

Activity-centric support for ad hoc knowledge work: a case study of co-activity manager
Houben, S., Bardram, J.E., Vermeulen, J., Luyten, K., Coninx, K. 27/04/2013 In: CHI '13 Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. New York : ACM p. 2263-2272. 10 p. ISBN: 9781450318990.
Conference contribution

Activitydesk: multi-device configuration work using an interactive desk
Houben, S., Bardram, J.E. 27/04/2013 In: CHI'13 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems. New York : ACM p. 721-726. 6 p. ISBN: 9781450319522.
Conference contribution

1st workshop on human factors and activity recognition in healthcare, wellness and assisted living: recognise2interact
Casale, P., Houben, S., Amft, O. 2013 In: Proceedings of the 2013 ACM conference on Pervasive and ubiquitous computing adjunct publication. New York : ACM p. 1249-1254. 6 p. ISBN: 9781450322157.
Conference contribution

Overcoming interaction blindness through curiosity objects
Houben, S., Weichel, C. 2013 In: CHI'13 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems. New York : ACM p. 1539-1544. 6 p. ISBN: 9781450319522.
Conference contribution

Co-activity manager: integrating activity-based collaboration into the desktop interface
Houben, S., Vermeulen, J., Luyten, K., Coninx, K. 05/2012 In: Proceedings of the International Working Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces. New York : ACM p. 398-401. 4 p. ISBN: 9781450312875.
Conference contribution

A situated model and architecture for distributed activity-based computing
Houben, S., Esbensen, M., Bardram, J. 2012 In: Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Model-based Interactive Ubiquitous Systems 2012. CEUR Workshop Proceedings p. 14-17. 4 p.
Conference contribution

ReticularSpaces: activity-based computing support for physically distributed and collaborative smart spaces
Bardram, J., Gueddana, S., Houben, S., Nielsen, S. 2012 In: Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. New York : ACM p. 2845-2854. 10 p. ISBN: 9781450310154.
Conference contribution

The design and architecture of reticularspaces: an activity-based computing framework for distributed and collaborative smartspaces
Bardram, J., Houben, S., Nielsen, S., Gueddana, S. 2012 In: EICS '12 Proceedings of the 4th ACM SIGCHI symposium on Engineering interactive computing systems. New York : ACM p. 269-274. 6 p. ISBN: 9781450311687.
Conference contribution

Towards Cross-Device Ecologies
02/01/2017 → …
Other

Prof. dr. Jakob E. Bardram - Distinguished Seminar and Research Visit
Types of External academic engagement - Hosting an academic visitor

ACM ISS 2017
Participation in conference

Univ Lancaster, Lancaster University
School Engagement

CHI 2017
Participation in conference

Lancaster University
School Engagement

"Towards Human-Centered Data in Urban Spaces"
Invited talk

PIT Talk: "Towards Human-Centered Data in Urban Spaces"
Invited talk

ACM ISS 2016
Participation in conference

Best paper honourable mention at ACM ISS 2014
Prize (including medals and awards)

Best paper honourable mention at ACM CHI 2016
Prize (including medals and awards)

Best demo award at ACM DIS 2017
Prize (including medals and awards)

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