I am a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Cyber-Physical Systems group at the Department of Computer Science at the University of Oxford. In addition to this position, I am also a Junior Research Fellow at Kellogg College and a Visiting Senior Research Associate at the University of Bristol.
My current research focuses on Human-Robot Interaction in workplaces. I am building a portfolio of new research projects relating to artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, cyber-physical systems, and human-centered computing. Prior 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 PhD research focused on understanding the purpose of shape-changing displays and interfaces as new and novel technology. This has been addressed through content generation explorations and by developing approaches for building shape-changing displays through accessible design and fabrication methods.
My research vision is to democratize the development of emerging technologies. More specifically, by establishing more accessible approaches 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.
Digital Fabrication Approaches for the Design and Development of Shape-Changing Displays. / Everitt, Aluna.
Lancaster University, 2020. 238 p.
Press article from 3DPrint.com
Supporting Prototyping of Novel Interfaces Using Laser Cut Clear Perspex
Everitt, A., & Sturdee, M.
To appear 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)