Dr.-Ing. Fabian Hemmert

Material Interactions

Fabian Hemmert is a design researcher, born and raised in Germany. During his studies towards an M.A. degree in Interface Design at Potsdam University of Applied Sciences, he worked for Nintendo of Europe and Marvel Comics. He holds doctorate in engineering (Dr.-Ing.) from the Berlin University of the Arts.

Fabian’s TED talk on mobile phones of the future has been watched more than 700.000 times and translated into 35 languages. It can be watched here:http://on.ted.com/9Czr




Inbar, O., Joost, G., Hemmert, F., Porat, T. & Tractinsky, N.  (2014). Tactful Calling: Investigating Asymmetric Social Dilemmas in Mobile Communications. In Behaviour & Information Technology.

Hemmert, F., Löwe, M., Wohlauf, A. & Joost, G.  (2013). Animate Mobiles: Proxemically Reactive Posture Actuation as a Means of Relational Interaction with Mobile Phones. In Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction.

Hemmert, F., Gollner, U., Löwe, M., Wohlauf, A. & Joost, G.  (2010). Intimate Mobiles: Organic Actuation through Pressure, Moisture, and Atmosphere in Mobile Phones. In Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Organic User Interfaces.

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