I am a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering at the University of Canterbury (Christchurch, New Zealand). I am also a Visiting Researcher at the University of Oxford and a Senior Visiting Researcher at the University of Bristol in the UK.
Prior to joining the University of Canterbury, I was a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Cyber-Physical Systems group at the Department of Computer Science at the University of Oxford as well as a Junior Research Fellow at Kellogg College. I was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Bristol Interaction Group (BIG Lab at the University of Bristol), specializing in digital fabrication approaches for novel and emerging technologies such as wearables and shape-changing displays.
My new research group at the University of Canterbury will focus on democratizing the design and development of emerging technologies. Specifically, by establishing more accessible fabrication approaches and methods for designing and building emerging technologies such as robotics, wearables, and shape-changing interfaces. I am also interested in understanding how we can bridge the gap between digital and physical systems by utilizing digital fabrication for designing, developing, and evaluating the next generation of interactive and physical interfaces. My research also focuses on Human-Robot Interaction. I am building a portfolio of new research projects relating to artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, cyber-physical systems, and human-centered computing.
Digital Fabrication Approaches for the Design and Development of Shape-Changing Displays. / Everitt, Aluna.
Lancaster University, 2020. 238 p.
Press article from 3DPrint.com
Interacting with actuated walls: Exploring applications and input types
Hong, J., Wang, X., Everitt, A. and Roudaut, A., 2023.
In the IInternational Journal of Human-Computer Studies (ACM 2023)
Investigating Pointing Performance for Tangible Surfaces with Physical 3D Targets
Everitt, A., Roudaut, A., Hornbæk, K., Fraser, M. and Alexander, J.
In the Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction (ISS 2022)
Real-Time Hybrid Mapping of Populated Indoor Scenes using Low-Cost Monocular UAV
Golodetz, S., Vankadari, M., Everitt, A., Shin, S., Markham, A. and Trigoni, N.
In IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2022)
Multiscale Human Activity Recognition and Anticipation Network
Y. Xing, S. Golodetz, A. Everitt, A. Markham and N. Trigoni,
In the IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems (IEEE 2022)
Supporting Prototyping of Novel Interfaces Using Laser Cut Clear Perspex
Everitt, A., & Sturdee, M.
In the Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction. Work in Progress. ACM. (TEI 2022)
Enabling Multi-Material 3D Printing for Designing and Rapid Prototyping of Deformable and Interactive Wearables
Everitt, A., Eady, A., Girouard, A.
In the Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia. ACM. (MUM 2021) * Best Paper Award *
MorpheesPlug: A Toolkit for Prototyping Shape-Changing Interfaces
Kim, H., Everitt, A., Tejada, C., Zhong, M., Ashbrook, D.
In Proceedings of the Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2021.
ACM. (CHI 2021).
Lotus: Mediating Mindful Breathing
Chinareva, S., Shah, P., Kumpik, D., Jones, J., Tumia, N., Everitt, A.
In Proceedings of the Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2020.
Late-Breaking Work. ACM. (CHI 2020).
3D Printed Deformable Surfaces for Shape-Changing Displays
Everitt, A., & Alexander, J.
Frontiers in Robotics and AI. (2019).
Digital-is-Physical: How Functional Fabrication Disrupts Ubicomp Design Principles.
Fraser, M., Liu, J., Shapiro, J., Taylor, J., & Everitt, A.
In Proceedings of the Halfway to the Future Symposium. (HTTF 2019).
Visual Methods for the Design of Shape-Changing Interfaces
Sturdee, M., Everitt, A., Lindley, J., Coulton, P., & Alexander, J.
In IFIP Conference on Human-Computer Interaction. Springer.
ActuEating: Designing, Studying and Exploring Actuating Decorative Artefacts
Nabil, S., Everitt, A., Sturdee, M., Alexander, J., Bowen, S., Wright, P., & Kirk, D.
In Proceedings of Designing Interactive Systems Conference 2018.
ACM. (DIS 2018).
PolySurface: a design approach for rapid prototyping of shape-changing displays using semi-solid surfaces
Everitt, A., & Alexander, J.
In Proceedings of Designing Interactive Systems Conference 2017.
ACM. (DIS 2017).
ShapeCanvas: an exploration of shape-changing content generation by members of the public
Everitt, A., Taher, F., & Alexander, J.
In Proceedings of CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2016.
ACM. (CHI 2016)