space-time association



Our research and development activities fall broadly within interdisciplinary domains including interaction design, applied mathematics, sound, architecture, and interactive arts.

A survey of some of our recent work can best be obtained by looking over our projects.


K. Franinovic and S. Serafin, eds., Sonic Interaction Design (in preparation)

K. Franinovic. Responsive Architectures of Play: Underspecified Design. Journal of AI & Society special issue on Poetic and Speculative Architectures in Public Space. Ed. Sha Xin Wei (in preparation for 2008).

D. Rocchesso, Y. Visell, K. Franinovic, F. Behrendt, S. Pauletto, P. Susini, R. Bresin, et al., Sonic Interaction Design: Sound, Information, and Experience. Workshop at CHI 2008, Firenze.

K. Franinovic, A. Wilson. Hinge Dimension: An Exploration of Enaction in Architecture, paper at 4th International Conference on Enactive Interfaces, Grenoble, 2007.

Y. Visell, K. Franinovic, J. Cooperstock. EcoTile: An Architectural Platform for Audio-Haptic Simulation in Walking. Proc. of the 4th Intl. Conf. on Enactive Interfaces, Grenoble, 2007.

K. Franinovic, Y. Visell. New Musical Interfaces in Context: Sonic Interaction Design in the Urban Setting, NIME'07, New York,2007.

K. Franinovic, Y. Visell, D. Hug. Sound Embodied: A Report on Sonic Interaction Design in Everyday Artifacts, full paper in ICAD'07, Montreal, 2007.

Y. Visell, Designing Sensorimotor Control in Human Computer Interaction. 5th European Neuro-IT and Neuroengineering School, Delmenhorst, 2007.

Y. Visell and J. Cooperstock, Enabling Gestural Interaction by Means of Tracking Dynamical Systems Models and Assistive Feedback. Proc. IEEE Intl. Conf. on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (IEEE SMC'07), Montreal, 2007.

Y. Visell and J. Cooperstock, Modeling and Continuous Sonification of Affordances for Gesture Based Interfaces. Intl. Conf. on Auditory Displays (ICAD'07), Montreal, 2007.

K. Franinovic, Review of Placing Words: Symbols, Space and the City (2005) by William J. Mitchell, Canadian Journal of Communication, 31.2, 2006. Available at

Y. Visell, The Sensual Move: Gesture Learning and Sensory-Motor Based Interaction Design. ACM Intl. Conf. on Multimodal Interfaces (ICMI'06), Banff, 2006

K. Franinovic, Y. Visell, P. Susini, N. Misdariis, G.Lemaitre, O. Houix, D. Rocchesso, P. Polotti, K. Obermayer, H. Purwins, K. Adiloglu, Closing the Loop of Sound Evaluation and Design, in Proc. of Perceptual Quality of Systems Symposium, 2006, Berlin.

K. Franinovic, Enactive Encounters in the City, chapter in Responsive Architectures: Subtle Technologies, ed. P. Beesley, S. Hirosue, J. Ruxton, M. Traenkle and C. Turner, Riverside Architectural Press, 2006

K. Franinovic, Y. Visell. Modulating Urban Atmospheres: Opportunity, Flow, Adaptation, in Proc. of The Seventh International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp), 2005, Tokyo.

K. Franinovic, Y. Visell. Activating Space: from representation to being, in Proc. Space and Perception, International Symposium, RIXC Center for New Media Culture, Riga, 2005

K. Franinovic. Behavioural spaces, designing for the social and sensorial ecologies in public spaces, in Theatre, Dans, Etcetera, Brussels, 2005

K. Franinovic, Y. Visell. Sonic diversion in the city, on interactive sound design and urban intervention, in Proc. Journées Design-Sonore 04, Ircam, Paris, 2004

K. Franinovic, Y. Visell. Recycled soundscapes, in Proc. ACM Designing Interactive Systems: Processes, Practices, Methods, and Techniques, Cambridge, 2004

Y. Visell, Spontaneous Organization, Pattern Models, and Music. Organised Sound 9(2), Cambridge Univ. Press, 2004.

K. Franinovic. Architectures of Subtraction : Relaxation and Play in the City, in Interaction Design Almanacco, Interaction Design Institue Ivrea 2004.

K. Franinovic, B. Negrillo. Politicomobil: Political Systems inside the Community Car, in Interaction Design Almanacco, Interaction Design Institue Ivrea 2004.

Franinovic, Karmen, Walter Aprile, Dario Buzzini, Line Ulrike Christiansenn, Eyal Fried, Daniele Mancini and Stefano Mirti, The CICCIO group : Europan 7, in Archi’it, digital architecture review, 2004

X. W. Sha, Y. Visell, B. MacIntyre, A Dynamical-Systems Based Multimedia Choreography Engine, GVU Technical report, Georgia Tech University, 2003.

K. Franinovic. La citta e l'architettura digitale, Tesi di Laurea, Istituto universitario di architettura di Venezia, 2001, Available at IUAV libraries

K. Franinovic, F. Iovino. Surfeks : taktile urban surface, in Gomorra, Territori e Culture della Metropoli, urban culture periodical, Castelvecchi, Roma, 2001

K. Franinovic, B. Juricic. Amnio(p)tic Surface, Bienal Miami + beach 2001 e-competition Possible Futures, catalogue, Miami, 2001

K. Franinovic. B. Juricic. Amnio(p)tic surface, Defining Digital Architecture, book, Far Eastern Memorial Foundation, New York, 2001

K. Franinovic. Angels Angle, 5th Festival Internazionale di Architettura in Video : Il Futuro e la Citta, catalogue, iMage, Florence, 2000

Y. Visell, String Theory on Quantum Tori. Master's thesis, Dept. of Physics, The University of Texas, 1999.