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The College of Engineering: Integrative Systems + Design


ProtoAR: Rapid Digital-Physical Prototyping of Mobile AR Apps


The College of Engineering: Integrative Systems + Design
Assistant Professor

I'm an Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan School of Information, where I created the Information Interaction Lab. We study the next generation of user interfaces, as well as the methods and tools to create them. With the goal of making interfaces easier to use and to create, our research benefits both users and designers, and allows more users to be designers.

My earlier research established principles, methods, and tools for the design, development, and evaluation of multi-device and cross-device user interfaces. In a second thread of research, I demonstrated how to use crowdsourcing to create responsive web designs, to write a paper from a smartwatch, or to design gesture recognizers. The vision behind some of my current research is to make the creation of augmented and virtual reality interfaces as easy and flexible as paper prototyping. This work has received eight Best Paper Awards and Honorable Mentions at the premier HCI conferences. I regularly serve on the program committees of the ACM CHI, UIST, and EICS conferences. I received a Disney Research Faculty Award and a Mozilla Research Award. I joined Michigan in 2016 after completing a postdoc in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University and a PhD in the Department of Computer Science at ETH Zurich.


For the full list of publications, please check Google Scholar and DBLP.

360proto: Making Interactive Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality Prototypes from Paper CHI'19a M. Nebeling, K. Madier

What is Mixed Reality? CHI'19b BEST PAPER HONORABLE MENTION M. Speicher, B.D. Hall, M. Nebeling

Rapid Prototyping of Augmented Reality & Virtual Reality Interfaces CHI'19 Course Go to the course web site M. Nebeling

The Trouble with Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality Authoring Tools ISMAR'18 Adjunct M. Nebeling, M. Speicher

ProtoAR: Rapid Physical-Digital Prototyping of Mobile Augmented Reality Applications CHI'18a M. Nebeling, J. Nebeling, A. Yu, R. Rumble

GestureWiz: A Human-Powered Gesture Design Environment for User Interface Prototypes CHI'18b M. Speicher, M. Nebeling

User-Driven Design Principles for Gesture Representations CHI'18c E. McAweeney, H. Zhang, M. Nebeling

XD-AR: Challenges and Opportunities in Cross-Device Augmented Reality Application Development EICS'18a BEST PAPER M. Speicher, B.D. Hall, A. Yu, B. Zhang, H. Zhang, J. Nebeling, M. Nebeling

360Anywhere: Mobile Ad-hoc Collaboration in Any Environment using 360 Video and Augmented Reality EICS'18b M. Speicher, J. Cao, A. Yu, H. Zhang, M. Nebeling

Playing the Tricky Game of Toolkits Research HCI.Tools@CHI'17 M. Nebeling

XDBrowser 2.0: Semi-Automatic Generation of Cross-Device Interfaces CHI'17 M. Nebeling

XDBrowser: User-Defined Cross-Device Web Page Designs CHI'16b M. Nebeling, A.K. Dey

WearWrite: Crowd-Assisted Writing from Smartwatches CHI'16a M. Nebeling, A. To, A. Guo, A.A. de Freitas, J. Teevan, S.P. Dow, J.P. Bigham

Snap-To-It: A User-Inspired Platform for Opportunistic Device Interactions CHI'16c A.A. de Freitas, M. Nebeling, X. Chen, J. Yang, A.S.K.K. Ranithangam, A.K. Dey

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