The research, design, publications and events around peripheral interaction described on this website are initiated by Saskia Bakker and Doris Hausen. Both successfully finished their PhD on the topic of peripheral interaction. They met more or less coincidentally at a conference in 2011 and started a fruitful collaboration.
Saskia Bakker is an assistant professor at the Industrial Design department of the Eindhoven University of Technology. In 2013, she obtained her PhD, on her dissertation entitled "Design for Peripheral Interaction", from the Eindhoven University of Technology. With a background in industrial design, her expertise lays in research-through-design in the areas of tangible interaction, peripheral interaction and classroom technologies. She is a member of the steering committee of the conference series on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction (TEI).
Doris Hausen finished her PhD at the Human-Computer Interaction Group at the University of Munich (LMU) in February 2014. With a background in computer science, she looked at different modalities for Peripheral Interaction (e.g. tangibles, freehand gestures and touch gestures) to broaden the design space for Peripheral Interaction. Meanwhile she left academia and works as user experience designer for mobile interaction, but continues her research through this collaboration.