Dmitrijs drinking prosecco
Dmitrijs Dmitrenko passes his PhD Viva
Congratulations to Dmitrijs Dmitrenko for successfully passing his PhD viva on the topic “Opportunities for Olfactory Interaction in an Automotive Context”. Thanks to the examination committee including Prof Yoshifumi Kitamura from Tohoku University and Prof Judith Good. Congratulations Dr Dmitrenko!
Ema at the World Economic Forum filling bottles with scented oils
Scent-delivery technology presented at the World Economic Forum
Dr Emanuela Maggioni was invited to join the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, this week to present the scent-delivery technology developed in our lab over the last years through our OWidgets project. Our scent solution is presented as part of the Tree VR multisensory experience which was created by the team of New Reality Co. The experience transforms the user into a rainforest tree where the user's arms are branches and the body the trunk. The user will experience the tree’s growth from a seedling into its fullest form and witness its fate first hand.
Dark Matter experience
Science Museum Lates - Dark Matter Experience
Through a collaboration with Dr Roberto Trotta and his team at the Imperial College London, audiences experienced a multisensory installation at the most recent Science Museum Lates event (Wednesday 31 October 2018). Whilst relaxing in a dedicated space audiences travelled on a journey across the galaxy, narrated through their senses of touch, taste, smell, and sound. This installation made use of Ultrahaptics technology for mid-air touch stimulation, and OWidgets experts for the selection and delivery of a dark matter scent.
Marianna Eating Experiences
International Astronautical Congress - IAC 2018
Marianna Obrist presented a paper on “Not just Functional, Nutritious, but also Experiential: Designing Eating Experiences for Space Travel” at the International Astronautical Congress (IAC 2018) in Bremen. This is a collaboration with Yunwen Tu (Food Designer in SF, USA), Dr Lining Yao (Assistant Professor of Human-Computer Interaction Institute (HCII) at Carnegie Mellon University, USA), and Dr Carlos Velasco (Assistant Professor at BI Norwegian Business School, Norway)
Futur of Computing and Food
Future of Computing & Food Manifesto - ACM FCA

On 31st May 2018, a group of academics, practitioners, a Chef and local food producers gathered in Castiglione della Pescaia, Italy, to kickstart the co-creation of a Manifesto on the Future of Computing & Food and thus enable a healthy debate and an inclusive futurism. The field of food & computing will exist with or without this Manifesto. But now we have a chance to voice our fears and hopes and turn them into actions.

Note: The above sketch is an innovative illustrated representation of the discussion from the event, provided to us by Dr Makayla Lewis

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About the SCHI Lab

The SCHI Lab research lies in the area of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), an area in which research on multisensory experiences makes a difference on how we design and interact with technology in the future. The interdisciplinary team explores tactile, gustatory, and olfactory experiences as novel interaction modalities.


Sussex Computer Human Interaction Lab

Creative Technology Research Group

School of Engineering and Informatics

University of Sussex Chichester, 1

BN1 9QJ Brighton, UK

Phone: +44 (0)1273 877837

Mail: m.obrist [at]

University of Sussex


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