Jason is a Professor of Human-Computer Interaction and has a particular interest in developing novel interactive systems that straddle the physical-digital interface. His recent work focuses on the development of shape-changing interfaces—surfaces that can dynamically change their geometry based on digital content or user input—and how we can add force into visual display surfaces through his ERC grant. Alexander’s other work has investigated Data Physicalization and novel interaction techniques using haptic feedback and gestural interaction.
He is always keen to hear from enthusiastic prospective PhD students or post-docs wishing to work in these areas.
He was previously a Senior Lecturer in the School of Computing and Communications at Lancaster University, and a post-doctoral researcher in the Bristol Interaction and Graphics (BIG) group at the University of Bristol. Before that he was a PhD student in the HCI and Multimedia Lab at the University of Canterbury.