Anne Roudaut

Professor of

Human computer interaction


I am Professor of Human-Computer Interaction and head of the Bristol Interaction Group in the Computer Science Department at the University of Bristol (UK). My research is rooted within Human Computer Interaction although I am working toward creating synergies with Material Engineering and Soft Robotics. I believe that the static shape of computers is the bottleneck of today’s interactive systems. We need shape-changing computers that are malleable and reconfigure into any shapes and provide affordances that unleash users interactive potential. However, despite tremendous breakthroughs in advanced materials, their implementation is far off because we don’t understand how to support interactions with them. My goal is to help designers create the best possible interfaces and devices we will soon have in our hands.

Understanding shape-changing interfaces

Investigating how shape-changing interfaces can change applications for non-rectangular and dynamic displays, delving into both their practical applications and the psychological aspects of interacting with varied shapes.

Exploring morphing / sensing / display materials

Investigating various materials for crafting soft-morphing substances on both small and large scales, alongside strategies for embedding sensing capabilities within them. Also delving into innovative methods for making displays via programmable inks.

Empowering end-users via personnal fabrication

Striving to democratize this knowledge in order to empower individuals to fabricate their interactive devices more easily through accessible platforms and equipment.



jack burnett

ellen weir

eszter vigh

jed preist

wenda zhao

immi biswas

karen li

richard grafton

ollie hanton (alumni)

daniel bennett (alumni)

lulwah al-barrack (alumni)

gareth barnaby (alumni)

rachel eardley (alumni)

hyunyoung kim (alumni)

themis omirou (alumni)

tom carter (alumni)


Muhamman yasir Khan (alumni)


josh tailor (alumni)

jenna shapiro (alumni)

jingqi liu (alumni)

isabel quamar (alumni)