Jürgen is a visiting assistant professor in the Fluid Interfaces group at the MIT Media Lab and leads an independent research group on Embodied Interaction at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics. He is passionate about designing interactive computer displays that have the affordances and flexibility of paper. His current research focuses on user interfaces for different types of flexible displays, including rollable and foldable displays. Previously, he has designed and studied user interfaces for electronic pens and paper as well as for interactive tabletops. Jürgen graduated in Computer Science and French Studies at the University of Freiburg and holds a PhD in Computer Science from Darmstadt University of Technology. Prior to joining the Media Lab, Jürgen was head of the Tangible Interaction group at the Telecooperation Department of TU Darmstadt. [More information and full list of publications]

Olberding, S., Steimle J., Nanayakkara, S. and Maes, P.: CloudDrops: Stamp-sized Pervasive Displays for Situated Awareness of Web-based Information. Proc. of PerDis'15 (to appear).   [PDF]

Digital Digits: A Comprehensive Survey of Finger Augmentation Devices. Roy Shilkrot, Jochen Huber, Jürgen Steimle, Suranga Nanayakkara, Pattie Maes. ACM Computing Surveys (CSUR), Vol. 48.2, November 2015.   [Link]

Roman Lissermann, Jochen Huber, Martin Schmitz, Jürgen Steimle and Max Mühlhäuser. "Permulin: Mixed-Focus Collaboration on Multi-View Tabletops". In Proceedings of CHI ’14. ACM. To appear.   [PDF]   [Link]

Jürgen Steimle, Andreas Jordt and Pattie Maes: "Flexpad: Highly Flexible Bending Interactions for Projected Handheld Displays", Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Human Factors in Computing (CHI 2013), ACM Press, 2013 (Best Paper Honorable Mention Award).   [PDF]

Clemens Winkler, Jürgen Steimle and Pattie Maes. "MetaSolid – On Flexibility and Rigidity in Future User Interfaces." CHI’13 Video Track, ACM Press, 2013.   [Link]

Jürgen Steimle, Hrvoje Benko, Alvaro Cassinelli, Hiroshi Ishii, Daniel Leithinger, Pattie Maes and Ivan Poupyrev. "Displays Take New Shape: An Agenda for Future Interactive Surfaces." CHI’13 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing, ACM Press, 2013.   [PDF]

Aaron Quigley, Alan Dix, Wendy Mackay, Hiroshi Ishii and Jürgen Steimle. "Visions and Visioning in CHI." CHI’13 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing, ACM Press, 2013.   [PDF]

Olberding S., Yeo K.P., Nanayakkara S.C. and Steimle J. “AugmentedForearm: Exploring the Design Space of a Display-enhanced Forearm”, ACM SIGCHI Augmented Human, March, 2013.   [PDF]

Jürgen Steimle, Simon Olberding. “When Mobile Phones Expand Into Handheld Tabletops. ” Proc. ACM Intl. Conf. Human Factors in Computing (CHI 2012) alt.chi, .   [PDF]