Tovi Grossman, Ph.D.


 

Distinguished Research Scientist

Autodesk Research

Autodesk


tovi.grossman@autodesk.com

Twitter: @ToviGrossman


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I am a Distinguished Research Scientist at Autodesk Research, located in downtown Toronto. My research is in HCI, focusing on input and interaction with new technologies. This includes extensive work in interactive graphics such as 3D modeling interfaces, sketch-based animation, and interactive digital fabrication. More recently, I have been exploring how emerging trends and technologies, such as wearables, the Internet of Things, and gamification can be leveraged to enhance learning and knowledge sharing for both software applications and real-world physical tasks. This work has led to a number of technologies now in Autodesk products used by millions of users, such as Autodesk Screencast and Autodesk ToolClip™ videos.

I received my Ph.D. in Human-Computer Interaction from the Department of Computer Science at the University of Toronto. I have authored over 90 peer-reviewed scientific articles, over 40 patents, and have received fourteen best paper awards and nominations at the ACM UIST and CHI conferences. I served as the Technical Program Co-Chair for the 2014 ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, and the Program Committee Co-Chair for the 2015 ACM UIST Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology. I am currently serving on the ACM CHI Steering Committee.

This is my external homepage. You can also visit my official Autodesk Research webpage.

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LATEST UPDATES (December 2016)
 

 

 

SketchBook Motion Recognized by Apple as iPad App of the Year!

Draco, our sketch-based animation system from CHI 2014, was recently released by Autodesk as SketchBook Motion. We've just found out that it has been awarded as the Apple iPad App of the Year for 2016! Download it for free from the iTunes App Store. Check out the amazing content being created here.

 

Three Papers Accepted to CHI 2017

Three full papers have been conditially accepted to the CHI 2017 conference. The papers are from Autodesk Research interns Ailie Fraser, David Ledo, and Rahul Arora. Always a pleasure to work with such bright and motivated Ph.D. students. Initial details are posted below.

 

CHI Steering Committee

I have accepted a position on the newly formed ACM CHI Steering Committee. The steering committee will ensure that the objectives of the conference are met, and help to define its future. Please send me any feedback you have on the conference that you would like me to bring to the committee!

 

 

 
 

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Publications


 Full Conference Papers
 

CHI 2017

 

[C.87] Ailie Fraser, Tovi Grossman, George Fitzmaurice. 2017 - In Press. WeBuild: Automatically Distributing Assembly Tasks Among Collocated Workers to Improve Coordination. Proceedings of the ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. 14 Pages.

Paper | Video


CHI 2017

 

[C.86] David Ledo, Fraser Anderson, Ryan Schmidt, Lora Oehlberg, Saul Greenberg, Tovi Grossman. Pineal: Bringing Passive Objects to Life with Embedded Mobile Devices. 2017 - In Press. Proceedings of the ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. 11 Pages.

Paper | Video


CHI 2017

 

[C.85] Rahul Arora, Rubaiat Habib Kazi, Fraser Anderson, Tovi Grossman, Karan Singh, George Fitzmaurice. 2017 - Conditionally Accepted. Experimental Evaluation of Sketching on Surfaces in VR. Proceedings of the ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. 10 Pages.

Paper | Video

 

 

ACADIA 2016

 

[C.84] Lauren Vasey, Long Nguyen, Tovi Grossman, Heather Kerrick, Danil Nagy, Evan Atherton, David Thomasson, Nicholas Cote, Tobias Schwinn, David Benjamin, Maurice Conti, George Fitzmaurice, Achim Menges. 2016. Collaborative Construction: Human and Robot Collaboration Enabling the Fabrication and Assembly of a Filament-Wound Structure. Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture. 12 pages.

Paper


UIST 2016

 

[C.83] Benjamin Lafreniere, Tovi Grossman, Fraser Anderson, Justin Matejka, Heather Kerrick, Danil Nagy, Lauren Vasey, Evan Atherton, Nicholas Beirne, Marcelo Coelho, Nicholas Cote, Steven Li, Andy Nogueira, Long Nguyen, Tobias Schwinn, James Stoddart, David Thomasson, Ray Wang, Thomas White, David Benjamin, Maurice Conti, Achim Menges, George Fitzmaurice. 2016. Crowdsourced Fabrication. ACM symposium on user interface software and technology. 15-28.

Paper | Video | Website 


UIST 2016

 

[C.82] Jun Xing, Rubaiat Habib, Tovi Grossman, Li-Yi Wei, Jos Stam, George Fitzmaurice. 2016. Energy-Brushes: Interactive Tools for Illustrating Stylized Elemental Dynamics. ACM symposium on user interface software and technology. 755-766.

Paper | Video | Website 

 

 

UIST 2016

 

[C.81] Xiang 'Anthony' Chen, Jeeeun Kim, Jennifer Mankoff, Tovi Grossman, Stelian Coros, Scott E. Hudson. 2016. Reprise: A Design Tool for Specifying, Generating, and Customizing 3D Printable Adaptations on Everyday Objects. ACM symposium on user interface software and technology. 29-39.

Paper | Video

 

CHI 2016

 

[C.80] Rubaiat Habib, Tovi Grossman, Nobuyuki Umetani, George Fitzmaurice. 2016. Motion Amplifiers: Sketching Dynamic Illustrations Using the Principles of 2D Animation. Proceedings of the ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. 4599-4609.

Paper | Video | Website

CG Channel Article

 

CHI 2016

 

[C.79] Rubaiat Habib, Tovi Grossman, Cory Mogk, Ryan Schmidt, George Fitzmaurice. 2016. ChronoFab: Fabricating Motion. Proceedings of the ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. 908-918

Paper | Video | Website

3DPrint.com Article

 

CHI 2016

 

[C.78] Raf Ramakers, Fraser Anderson, Tovi Grossman, George Fitzmaurice. 2016. RetroFab: A Design Tool for Retrofitting Physical Interfaces using Actuators, Sensors and 3D Printing. Proceedings of the ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. 409-419.

Paper | Video | Website

New Scientist Article

3DPrint.com Article

CHI 2016 Honorable Mention Award

CHI 2016

 

[C.77] Justin Matejka, Michael Glueck, Tovi Grossman, George Fitzmaurice. 2016. The Effect of Visual Appearance on the Performance of Continuous Sliders and Visual Analogue Scales. Proceedings of the ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. 5421-5432.

Paper | Video | Website

CHI 2016 Best Paper Award

CHI 2016

 

[C.76] Ben Lafreniere, Carl Gutwin, Andy Cockburn, Tovi Grossman. 2016. Faster Command Selection on Touchscreen Watches. Proceedings of the ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. 4663-4674

Paper | Video | Website

 

CHI 2016

 

[C.75] Madeline Gannon, Tovi Grossman, George Fitzmaurice. 2016. ExoSkin: On-Body Fabrication. Proceedings of the ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. 5996-6007

Paper | Video | Website

Tech Insider Article

3Ders.org Article

 

CHI 2016

 

[C.74] Haijun Xia, Bruno De Araujo, Tovi Grossman, Daniel Wigdor. 2016. Object-Oriented Drawing. Proceedings of the ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. 4610-4621.

 

 

Paper | Video

CHI 2016 Best Paper Award

DIS 2016

 

[C.73] Michelle Annett, Matthew Lakier, Franklin Li, Daniel Widgor, Tovi Grossman, George Fitzmaurice. 2016. The Living Room: Exploring the Haunted and Paranormal to Transform Design and Interaction. Proceedings of the ACM SIGCHI Conference on Designing Interactive Systems. 1328-1340.

Paper and video coming soon!

 

ITS 2015

 

[C.72] Jarrod Knibbe, Tovi Grossman and George Fitzmaurice. 2015. Smart Makerspace: An Immersive Instructional Space for Physical Tasks. Proceedings of the ACM Interanational Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces. 83-92.

Paper | Video

 

UIST 2015

 

[C.71] Haijun Xia, Tovi Grossman and George Fitzmaurice. 2015. NanoStylus: Enhancing Input on Ultra-Small Displays with a Finger-Mounted Stylus. ACM symposium on user interface software and technology. 447-456.

Paper | Video

 

UIST 2015

 

[C.70] Michelle Annett, Tovi Grossman, Daniel Wigdor and George Fitzmaurice. 2015. MoveableMaker: Facilitating the Design, Generation, and Assembly of Moveable Papercraft. ACM symposium on user interface software and technology. 565-574.

Paper | Video

 

UIST 2015

 

[C.69] Barrett Ens, Tovi Grossman, Fraser Anderson, Justin Matejka and George Fitzmaurice. 2015. Candid Interaction: Revealing Hidden Mobile and Wearable Computing Activities. ACM symposium on user interface software and technology. 467-476.

Paper | Video

 

MOBILEHCI 2015

 

[C.68] Tovi Grossman, Xiang Anthony Chen and George Fitzmaurice. 2015. Typing on Glasses: Adapting Text Entry to Smart Eyewear.  Proceedings of the ACM conference on Human-computer interaction with mobile devices and services. 144-152.

Paper | Video

 

CHI 2015

 

[C.67] Madeline Gannon, Tovi Grossman and George Fitzmaurice. 2015. Tactum: A Skin-Centric Approach to Digital Design and Fabrication. Proceedings of the ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. 1779-1788.

Paper | Video

Fast Company Article

Wired Article

CHI 2015 Honorable Mention Award

CHI 2015

 

[C.66] Fraser Anderson, Tovi Grossman, Daniel Wigdor and George Fitzmaurice. 2015. Supporting Subtlety with Deceptive Devices and Illusory Interactions. Proceedings of the ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. 1489-1498.

Paper | Video | Presentation

CHI 2015 Honorable Mention Award
CHI 2015 Best Talk Award

UIST 2014

 

[C.65] Valkyrie Savage, Ryan Schmidt, Tovi Grossman, George Fitzmaurice & Björn Hartmann. 2014. A Series of Tubes: Adding Interactivity to 3D Prints Using Internal Pipes. Proceedings of the  ACM symposium on user interface software and technology. ACM, New York, NY, USA. 3-12.

Paper | Video | 3DPrint Article | Transferred!


 

UIST 2014

 

[C.64] Rubaiat Habib, Fanny Chevalier, Tovi Grossman & George Fitzmaurice 2014. Kitty: Sketching Dynamic and Interactive Illustrations. Proceedings of the  ACM symposium on user interface software and technology. ACM, New York, NY, USA. 395-405.

Paper | Video | Website

UIST 2014 Best Talk Award

UIST 2014

 

[C.63] Justin Matejka, Tovi Grossman & George Fitzmaurice. 2014. Video Lens: Rapid Playback and Exploration of Large Video Collections and Associated Metadata. Proceedings of the  ACM symposium on user interface software and technology. ACM, New York, NY, USA. 541-500.

Paper | Video | Website

 


UIST 2014

 

[C.62] Xiang Anthony Chen, Tovi Grossman & George Fitzmaurice. 2014. Swipeboard: A Text Entry Technique for Ultra-Small Devices That Supports Novice to Expert Transitions. Proceedings of the  ACM symposium on user interface software and technology. ACM, New York, NY, USA. 615-620.

Paper | Video

 


CHI 2014

 

[C.61] Rubaiat Habib, Fanny Chevalier, Tovi Grossman, Shengdong Zhao & George Fitzmaurice. (2014). Draco: Bringing Life to Illustrations with Kinetic Textures. Proceedings of the ACM CHI conference on Human factors in computing systems. ACM, New York, NY, USA. 351-360.

Paper | Video | Transferred!

How Design Article 

Fast Company Article

CHI 2014 Honorable Mention Award
CHI 2014 Best Talk Award
  CHI 2014 Best Video Award

CHI 2014

 

[C.60] Xiang Anthony Chen, Tovi Grossman, Daniel Wigdor & George Fitzmaurice. (2014).  Duet: Exploring Joint Interactions on a Smart Phone and a Smart Watch. Proceedings of the ACM CHI conference on Human factors in computing systems. ACM, New York, NY, USA. 159-168.

Paper | Video

CHI 2014 Best Paper Award
CHI 2014 Best Talk Award

 

CHI 2014

 

[C.59] Ben Lafreniere, Tovi Grossman, Justin Matejka & George Fitzmaurice. (2014). Investigating the Feasibility of Extracting Tool Demonstrations from In-Situ Video Content.  Proceedings of the ACM CHI conference on Human factors in computing systems. ACM, New York, NY, USA. 4007-4016.

Paper | Video

CHI 2014 Honorable Mention Award

 

CHI 2014

 

[C.58] Hsiang-Ting (Tim) Chen, Tovi Grossman, Ryan Schmidt, Björn Hartmann, George Fitzmaurice & Maneesh Agrawala. (2014). History Assisted View Authoring for 3D Models. Proceedings of the ACM CHI conference on Human factors in computing systems. ACM, New York, NY, USA. 2027-2036.

Paper | Video

 


 

CHI 2014

 

[C.57] Wei Li, Tovi Grossman & George Fitzmaurice. (2014). CADament: A Gamified Multiplayer Software Tutorial System. Proceedings of the ACM CHI conference on Human factors in computing systems. ACM, New York, NY, USA. 3369-3378.

Paper | Video

 


IAAI 2014

 

[C.56] Wei Li, Justin Matejka, Tovi Grossman & George Fitzmaurice. 2014. Deploying CommunityCommands: A Software Command Recommender System Case Study. Proceedings of the IAAI Conference on Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence. AAAI, Palo Alto, CA, USA. 2922-2929.

 

Paper | Video

IAAI 2014 Innovative Application Award

 

I3D 2014

 

[C.55] Natalia Bogdan, Tovi Grossman & George Fitzmaurice. (2014). HybridSpace: Integrating 3D Freehand Input and Stereo Viewing into Traditional Desktop Applications.  Proceedings of the IEEE 3DUI Symposium on 3D User Interfaces. 51-58.

Paper | Video

 


 

UIST 2013

 

[C.54] Fraser Anderson, Tovi Grossman, Justin Matejka & George Fitzmaurice. 2013. YouMove: Enhancing Movement Training with an Augmented Reality Mirror. Proceedings of the  ACM symposium on user interface software and technology. ACM, New York, NY, USA. 311-320.

Paper | Video

 


 

UIST 2013

 

[C.53] Sylvain  Malacria, Joey Scarr, Andy Cockburn, Carl Gutwin, Tovi Grossman. 2013. Skillometers: Reflective Widgets that Motivate and Help Users to Improve Performance. Proceedings of the  ACM symposium on user interface software and technology. ACM, New York, NY, USA. 321-330.

Paper | Video


GI 2013

 

[C.52] Michael Glueck, Tovi Grossman & Daniel Wigdor. 2013. A Model of Navigation for Very Large Data Views. Proceedings of the Graphics Interface Conference. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 8 pages.

Paper

  GI 2013 Best Student Paper Award


INTERACT 2013

 

[C.51] Abhijit Karnik, Tovi Grossman & Sriram Subramanian. 2013. Comparison of User Performance in Mixed 2D-3D Multi-Display Environments. Proceedings of the IFIP Conference on Human-Computer Interaction. 260-277.

Paper


CHI 2013

 

[C.50] Justin Matejka, Tovi Grossman, and George Fitzmaurice. 2013. Swifter: Improved Online Video Scrubbing. Proceedings of the 31st international conference on Human factors in computing systems. ACM, New York, NY, USA. 1159-1168.

Paper | Video


CHI 2013

 

[C.49] Justin Matejka, Tovi Grossman, and George Fitzmaurice. 2013. Patina: Dynamic Heatmaps for Visualizing Application Usage. Proceedings of the 31st international conference on Human factors in computing systems. ACM, New York, NY, USA. 3227-3236.

Paper | Video


CHI 2013

 

[C.48] Ben Lafreniere, Tovi Grossman, and George Fitzmaurice. 2013. Community Enhanced Tutorials: Improving Tutorials with Multiple Demonstrations. Proceedings of the 31st international conference on Human factors in computing systems. ACM, New York, NY, USA. 1779-1788.

Paper | Video


CHI 2013

 

[C.47] Nikola Banovic, Tovi Grossman, and George Fitzmaurice. 2013. The Effect of Time-based Cost of Error in Target-directed Pointing Tasks. Proceedings of the 31st international conference on Human factors in computing systems. ACM, New York, NY, USA. 1373-1382.

Paper


CHI 2013

 

[C.46] Parmit K. Chilana, Andrew J. Ko, Jacob O. Wobbrock, Tovi Grossman. 2013. A Multi-Site Field Study of Crowdsourced Contextual Help: Usage and Perspectives of End-Users and Software Teams. The 31st international conference on Human factors in computing systems. ACM, New York, NY, USA. 217-226.

Paper |  Website


UIST 2012

 

[C.45] Xing-Dong Yang, Tovi Grossman, Daniel Wigdor & George Fitzmaurice. 2012. Magic Finger: Always-Available Input through Finger Instrumentation. Proceedings of the  ACM symposium on user interface software and technology. ACM, New York, NY, USA. 147-156.

Paper | Video | Discovery News Article | Engadget Article | Gizmodo Article


UIST 2012

 

[C.44] Nikola Banovic, Tovi Grossman, Justin Matejka & George Fitzmaurice. 2012. Waken: Reverse Engineering Usage Information and Interface Structure from Software Videos. Proceedings of the  ACM symposium on user interface software and technology. ACM, New York, NY, USA. 83-92.

Paper | Video


UIST 2012

 

[C.43] Wei Li, Tovi Grossman & George Fitzmaurice. 2012. GamiCAD: A Gamified Tutorial System for First Time AutoCAD Users. Proceedings of the  ACM symposium on user interface software and technology. ACM, New York, NY, USA. 1103-112.

Paper | Video

CHI 2012

 

[C.42] Christian Holz, Tovi Grossman, George Fitzmaurice & Anne Agur. 2012. Implanted User Interfaces. Proceedings of the 30th international conference on Human factors in computing systems. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 503-512.

Paper | Discovery Channel Interview | InformationWeek Article | NewScientist Article


CHI 2012

 

[C.41] Justin Matejka, Tovi Grossman, and George Fitzmaurice. 2012. Swift: Reducing the Effects of Latency in Online Video Scrubbing. Proceedings of the 30th international conference on Human factors in computing systems. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 637-646.

Paper | Video


CHI 2012

 

[C.40] Nicholas Kong, Tovi Grossman, Björn Hartmann, George Fitzmaurice & Maneesh Agrawala. 2012. Delta: A Tool for Representing and Comparing Workflows. Proceedings of the 30th international conference on Human factors in computing systems. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 1027-1036.

Paper | Video

CHI 2012

 

[C.39] Nikola Banovic, Fanny Chevalier, Tovi Grossman & George Fitzmaurice. 2012. Triggering Triggers and Burying Barriers to Customizing Software. Proceedings of the 30th international conference on Human factors in computing systems. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 2717-2726.

Paper

UIST 2011

 

[C.38] Justin Matejka, Tovi Grossman, George Fitzmaurice. 2011. IP-QAT: In-Product Questions, Answers & Tips. Proceedings of the ACM symposium on user interface software and technology. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 175-184.

Paper | Video

UIST 2011

 

[C.37] Michelle Annett, Tovi Grossman, Daniel Wigdor, George Fitzmaurice. 2011. Medusa: A Proximity-Aware Multi-touch Tabletop. Proceedings of the  ACM symposium on user interface software and technology. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 337-346.

Paper | Video

UIST 2011

 

[C.36] Jennifer Fernquist, Tovi Grossman, George Fitzmaurice. 2011. Sketch-Sketch Revolution: An Engaging Tutorial System for Guided Sketching and Application Learning. Proceedings of the ACM symposium on user interface software and technology. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 373-382.

Paper | Video

UIST 2011

 

[C.35] Michael Ekstrand, Wei Li, Tovi Grossman, Justin Matejka, George Fitzmaurice. 2011. Searching for Software Learning Resources using Application Context. Proceedings of the ACM symposium on user interface software and technology. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 195-204.

Paper

UIST 2011

 

[C.34] Wei Li, Tovi Grossman, Justin Matejka, George Fitzmaurice. 2011. TwitApp: In-product Micro-Blogging for Design Sharing. Proceedings of the ACM symposium on user interface software and technology. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 185-194.

Paper | Video

GI 2011

 

[C.33] Michael Rooke, Tovi Grossman, and George Fitzmaurice. 2011. AppMap: Exploring User Interface Visualizations. In Proceedings of Graphics Interface 2011. Canadian Human-Computer Communications Society, School of Computer Science, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, 111-118.

Paper | Video

CHI 2011

 

[C.32] Justin Matejka, Tovi Grossman, and George Fitzmaurice. 2011. Ambient Help. In Proceedings of the 29th international conference on Human factors in computing systems. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 2751-2760.

Paper | Video

CHI 2011

 

[C.31] Xiaojun Bi, Tovi Grossman, Justin Matejka, and George Fitzmaurice. 2011. Magic Desk: Bringing Multi-Touch Surfaces into Desktop Work. In Proceedings of the 29th international conference on Human factors in computing systems. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 2511-2520.

Paper | Video

CHI 2011 Best Paper Award Nominee


CHI 2011

 

[C.30] Khalad Hassan, Tovi Grossman, and Pourang Irani. 2011. Comet and Target Ghost: Techniques for Selecting Moving Targets. In Proceedings of the 29th international conference on Human factors in computing systems. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 839-848.

Paper | Video

CHI 2011

 

[C.29] Parmit Chilana, Tovi Grossman, and George Fitzmaurice. 2011. Modern Software Product Support Processes and the Usage of Multimedia Formats. In Proceedings of the 29th international conference on Human factors in computing systems. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 3093-3102.

Paper

CHI 2011

 

[C.28] Xing-Dong Yang, Tovi Grossman, Pourang Irani, and George Fitzmaurice. 2011. TouchCuts and TouchZoom: Enhanced Target Selection for Touch Displays using Finger Proximity Sensing. In Proceedings of the 29th international conference on Human factors in computing systems. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 2585-2594.

Paper | Video

UIST 2010

 

[C.27] Tovi Grossman, Justin Matejka, and George Fitzmaurice. 2010. Chronicle: Capture, exploration, and playback of document workflow histories. In Proceedings of the 23nd annual ACM symposium on User interface software and technology. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 143-152.

Paper | Video | Transferred!

AVI 2010

 

[C.26] James McCrae, Michael Glueck, Tovi Grossman, Azam Khan, and Karan Singh. 2010. Exploring the design space of multiscale 3D orientation. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 81-88.

Paper | Video

CHI 2010

 

[C.25] Tovi Grossman and George Fitzmaurice. 2010. ToolClips: An investigation of contextual video assistance for functionality understanding. In Proceedings of the 28th international conference on Human factors in computing systems. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 1515-1524.

Paper | Video | Transferred!

CHI 2010 Best Paper Award Nominee


CHI 2010

 

[C.24] Hyunyoung Song, Francois Guimbretiere, Tovi Grossman, and George Fitzmaurice. 2010. MouseLight: Bimanual interactions on digital paper using a pen and a spatially-aware mobile projector. In Proceedings of the 28th international conference on Human factors in computing systems. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 2451-2460.

Paper | Video

CHI 2010 Best Paper Award Nominee


CHI 2010

 

[C.23] G. Julian Lepinski, Tovi Grossman, and George Fitzmaurice. 2010. The design and evaluation of multitouch marking menus. In Proceedings of the 28th international conference on Human factors in computing systems. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 2233-2242.

 

Paper | Video

UIST 2009

 

[C.22] Justin Matejka, Wei Li, Tovi Grossman, and George Fitzmaurice. 2009. CommunityCommands: command recommendations for software applications. In Proceedings of the 22nd annual ACM symposium on User interface software and technology. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 193-202.

Paper | Video | Transferred!

GI 2009

 

[C.21] Tovi Grossman, Patrick Baudisch, and Ken Hinckley. 2009. Handle Flags: efficient and flexible selections for inking applications. In Proceedings of Graphics Interface 2009. Canadian Information Processing Society, Toronto, Ont., Canada, 167-174.

Paper | Video

CHI 2009

[C.20] Tovi Grossman, George Fitzmaurice, and Ramtin Attar. 2009. A survey of software learnability: metrics, methodologies and guidelines. In Proceedings of the 27th international conference on Human factors in computing systems. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 649-658.

Paper

CHI 2009 Best Paper Award Nominee


CHI 2009

[C.19] Justin Matejka, Tovi Grossman, Jessica Lo, and George Fitzmaurice. 2009. The design and evaluation of multi-finger mouse emulation techniques. In Proceedings of the 27th international conference on Human factors in computing systems. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 1073-1082.

Paper | Video

CHI 2009

[C.18] Hyunyoung Song, Tovi Grossman, George Fitzmaurice, Francois Guimbretiere, Azam Khan, Ramtin Attar, and Gordon Kurtenbach. 2009. PenLight: combining a mobile projector and a digital pen for dynamic visual overlay. In Proceedings of the 27th international conference on Human factors in computing systems. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 143-152.

Paper | Video

CHI 2008

[C.17] Tovi Grossman and Ravin Balakrishnan. 2008. Collaborative interaction with volumetric displays. In Proceeding of the twenty-sixth annual SIGCHI conference on Human factors in computing systems. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 383-392.

Paper | Video

TABLETOP 2007

[C.16] Tovi Grossman and Daniel Wigdor. 2007. Going deeper: a taxonomy of 3D on the tabletop. In Proceedings of the second annual IEEE international workshop on horizontal interactive human-computer systems. IEEE, 137-144.

Paper

CHI 2007

[C.15] Tovi Grossman, Pierre Dragicevic, and Ravin Balakrishnan. 2007. Strategies for accelerating on-line learning of hotkeys. In Proceedings of the SIGCHI conference on Human factors in computing systems. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 1591-1600.

Paper | Website

CHI 2007

[C.14] Tovi Grossman, Daniel Wigdor, and Ravin Balakrishnan. 2007. Exploring and reducing the effects of orientation on text readability in volumetric displays. In Proceedings of the SIGCHI conference on Human factors in computing systems. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 483-492.

Paper

CHI 2007

[C.13] Tovi Grossman, Nicholas Kong, and Ravin Balakrishnan. 2007. Modeling pointing at targets of arbitrary shapes. In Proceedings of the SIGCHI conference on Human factors in computing systems. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 463-472.

 

Paper

CHI 2007

[C.12] Jeremy P. Birnholtz, Tovi Grossman, Clarissa Mak, and Ravin Balakrishnan. 2007. An exploratory study of input configuration and group process in a negotiation task using a large display. In Proceedings of the SIGCHI conference on Human factors in computing systems. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 91-100.

Paper

CHI 2007

[C.11] Raghavendra S. Kattinakere, Tovi Grossman, and Sriram Subramanian. 2007. Modeling steering within above-the-surface interaction layers. In Proceedings of the SIGCHI conference on Human factors in computing systems. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 317-326.

Paper

3DUI 2007

[C.10] Vanacken, L., Grossman, T., Coninx, K., 2007. Exploring the effects of environment density and target visibility on object selection in 3D virtual environments. In Proceedings of the IEEE Symposium on 3D User Interfaces. IEEE, 117-124.

Paper

UIST 2006

[C.9] Tovi Grossman and Ravin Balakrishnan. 2006. The design and evaluation of selection techniques for 3D volumetric displays. In Proceedings of the 19th annual ACM symposium on User interface software and technology. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 3-12.

Paper | Video

AVI 2006

[C.8] Tovi Grossman and Ravin Balakrishnan. 2006. An evaluation of depth perception on volumetric displays. In Proceedings of the working conference on Advanced visual interfaces. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 193-200.

Paper

CHI 2006

[C.7] Tovi Grossman, Ken Hinckley, Patrick Baudisch, Maneesh Agrawala, and Ravin Balakrishnan. 2006. Hover widgets: using the tracking state to extend the capabilities of pen-operated devices. In Proceedings of the SIGCHI conference on Human Factors in computing systems. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 861-870.

Paper | Video

CHI 2005

[C.6] Tovi Grossman and Ravin Balakrishnan. 2005. The bubble cursor: enhancing target acquisition by dynamic resizing of the cursor's activation area. In Proceedings of the SIGCHI conference on Human factors in computing systems. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 281-290.

Paper | Video | Website

  CHI 2005 Best Paper Award


UIST 2004

[C.5] Tovi Grossman, Daniel Wigdor, and Ravin Balakrishnan. 2004. Multi-finger gestural interaction with 3d volumetric displays. In Proceedings of the 17th annual ACM symposium on User interface software and technology. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 61-70.

Paper | Video

  UIST 2004 Best Paper Award


CHI 2004

[C.4] Tovi Grossman and Ravin Balakrishnan. 2004. Pointing at trivariate targets in 3D environments. In Proceedings of the SIGCHI conference on Human factors in computing systems. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 447-454.

 

Paper

CHI 2003

[C.3] Tovi Grossman, Ravin Balakrishnan, and Karan Singh. 2003. An interface for creating and manipulating curves using a high degree-of-freedom curve input device. In Proceedings of the SIGCHI conference on Human factors in computing systems. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 185-192.

Paper | Published Video | Complete Video

CHI 2002

[C.2] Tovi Grossman, Ravin Balakrishnan, Gordon Kurtenbach, George Fitzmaurice, Azam Khan, and Bill Buxton. 2002. Creating principal 3D curves with digital tape drawing. In Proceedings of the SIGCHI conference on Human factors in computing systems. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 121-128.

Paper | Video

I3D 2001

[C.1] Tovi Grossman, Ravin Balakrishnan, Gordon Kurtenbach, George Fitzmaurice, Azam Khan, and Bill Buxton. 2001. Interaction techniques for 3D modeling on large displays. In Proceedings of the 2001 symposium on Interactive 3D graphics. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 17-23.

Paper | Published Video | Additional Video
 Journal Articles
 
Architectural Design 2017

[J.7] Marcelo Coelho and Tovi Grossman. 2017 - in press. Crowd-Driven Pattern Formation. Architectural Design, Special issue S. Tibbits (Ed.) - Autonomous Assembly: Designing for a new era of collective construction.

Coming Soon!

  CACM 2016

[J.6] Jonathan Lazar, Elizabeth F. Churchill, Tovi Grossman, Gerrit Van der Veer, Philippe Palanque, John “Scooter” Morris, Jen Mankoff. 2016 - in press. How to Make Computing Conferences, Digital Resources, and ACM SIGs More Inclusive for Individuals with Disabilities. To Appear in the Communications of the ACM. 8 Pages.

Coming Soon!

  INTERACTIONS 2016

[J.5] Tovi Grossman, Fanny Chevalier, Rubaiat Habib Kazi. 2016. Bringing research articles to life with animated figures. ACM Interactions. 23, 4 (June 2016), 52-57. 

Paper | Web Version

  HCI 2015

[J.4] Tovi Grossman, and George Fitzmaurice. 2015. An Investigation of Metrics For the in-situ Detection of Software Expertise. Human Computer Interaction. 30, 1 (January 2015), 64-102. 

Paper

TOCHI 2011

[J.3] Wei Li, Justin Matejka, Tovi Grossman, Joe Konstan, and George Fitzmaurice. 2011. Design and Evaluation of a Command Recommendation System for Software Applications. ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction. 18, 2 (June 2011), Article 6, 35 pages.

Paper

IJHCS 2009

[J.2] Lode Vanacken, Tovi Grossman, and Karin Coninx. 2009. Multimodal selection techniques for dense and occluded 3D virtual environments. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies. 67, 3 (March 2009), 237-255.

Paper

TOCHI 2005

[J.1] Tovi Grossman and Ravin Balakrishnan. 2005. A probabilistic approach to modeling two-dimensional pointing. ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction. 12, 3 (September 2005), 435-459.

Paper | Website
 
 Short Conference Papers
 

APCHI 2012

 

[c.2] Xiaole Kuang, Bo Yi, Shengdong Zhao, Jianann Chow, Tovi Grossman, George Fitzmaurice. 2011. A Classification of Opening Posts in Commercial Software Help Forums. In Proceedings of the 10th Asia Pacific conference on computer human interaction. ACM, New York, NY, USA. 4 pages.

Paper

CHI 2011

 

[c.1] Parmit Chilana, Andrew Ko, Jacob Wobbrock, Tovi Grossman, and George Fitzmaurice. 2011. Post-Deployment Usability: A Survey of Current Practices. In Proceedings of the 29th international conference on Human factors in computing systems. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 2243-2246.

Paper
 Extended Abstracts

CHI 2015 alt.chi

 

[ea.2] Tovi Grossman, Fanny Chevalier & Rubaiat Habib. 2015. Your Paper is Dead! Bringing Life to Research Articles with Animated Figures. In Proceedings of the ACM Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems . ACM, New York, NY, USA. 10 pages.

Paper | Website

CHI 2015 Panel

 

[ea.1] Parmit Chilana, Mary Czerwinski, Tovi Grossman, Chris Harrison, Ranjitha Kumar, Tapan Parikh, Shumin Zhai. 2015. Technology Transfer of HCI Research Innovations: Challenges and Opportunities. In Proceedings of the ACM Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems. ACM, New York, NY, USA. 6 pages.

Paper
 
 Book Chapters



Christian Holz, Tovi Grossman, George Fitzmaurice, and Anne Agur (2014). Interaction with Implanted Devices through Implanted User Interfaces. In Implantable Bioelectronics. Evgeny Katz (ed.). Wiley. ISBN: 978-3-527-33525-1.

Tovi Grossman, Daniel Wigdor (2010). On, Above, and Beyond: Taking Tabletops to the Third Dimension. In Tabletops - Horizontal Interactive Displays. Christian Mueller-Tomfelde (ed.). Springer. ISBN: 978-1-84996-112-7.
 
 Theses
 
Tovi Grossman (2008). Interaction with Volumetric Displays. Ph.D. Thesis. Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.
 
Tovi Grossman (2004). Alternate User Interfaces for the Manipulation of Curves in 3D Environments. M.Sc. Thesis. Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.
 
Popular Press Coverage

The Scientist Who Is Making 3D Printing More Human,  Popular Science, September 2015.

'Tactum' By MadLabs & Autodesk lets you design 3D printed wearables directly on your body, 3ders.org, June 2015.

Design 3-D Printed Accessories Using Your Arm As The Interface  Fast Company, June 2015.

‘Tactum’ By MadLabs — Create 3D Printable Designs Using The Human Body As The Interface , 3DPrint.com, April 2015.

What if We Could Design Wearables Right on Our Skin?, Wired, March 2015.

‘PipeDream’ – Autodesk Working on Way to Integrate Tubes for Electronic Components Within 3D Prints, 3DPrint.com, October 2014.

Autodesk's Draco Lets You Animate An Illustration In Seconds, Fast Company, May 2014.

Draco: Bringing Illustration to Life with Kinetic Textures. HOW Design, April 2014.

Magic Finger device suggests new day for calling up content. Phys.org, October 2012.

'Magic Finger' Swipes Smartphone Remotely. Discovery News, October 2012.

Here's a real close call: Implanting your mobile phone under your skin. Metro UK, June 2012.
I
nterviewed on The Discovery Channel's Daily Planet, discussing our research on Implanted User Interfaces

Gadgets work under your skin – but are you ready? NewScientist, May 2012.

Implanted User Interfaces: I’ve Got You Under My Skin. TXCHNOLOGIST, May 2012.

Researchers Push Implanted User Interfaces. Slashdot, May 2012.

Implanted User Interface Gives Patients New Options. InformationWeek, May 2012.

Under Your Skin: The First Sub-Dermal Implants Get Tested. Tested, May 2012.

User Interface Gets Under Your Skin. Engineering On The Edge, May 2012.

HoverWidgets: Improving the Functionality of Pen-based interfaces. Mobile Enterprise, June 2006.
Once More, With Volume.  MIT Tech Review, Feb 2005

Interviewed by David Onley on CityPulse24, where I demonstrated our software for curve editing with ShapeTape. 21 May 2003.

Interviewed by Natasha Stillwell on Daily Planet, where I demonstrated our software for curve editing with ShapeTape. 4 September 2003.

The changing shape of software. University of Toronto Magazine, Summer 2003, Vol 30, No 4, pg. 11.

Team designs twist on software. UofT News, 15 Apr 2003; Innovations Report, 16 Apr 2003; Science Daily, 16 Apr 2003; NewsFactor, 21 Apr 2003; golem.de, 16 Apr 2003

Gazing into the crystal ball. Toronto Star, 20 Jan 2003.

Shaping the future of 3-D. Varsity, 24 Sep 2002

 
Teaching

CSC428/CSC2514, "Human Computer Interaction", Fall 2007 (cross-listed grad/undergrad)

CSC428/CSC2514, "Human Computer Interaction", Fall 2006 (cross-listed grad/undergrad)

CSC428/CSC2514, "Human Computer Interaction", Fall 2005 (cross-listed grad/undergrad)

 
Past Students

Post-Docs

Michelle Annett

Rubaiat Habib Kazi

 

Research Interns

Ailie Fraser, University of California San Diego

Rahul Arora, University of Toronto (co-advised with Rubaiat Kazi)

Nathaniel Hudson, University of Waterloo (co-advised with Ben Lafreniere)

David Ledo, University of Calgary (co-advised with Fraser Anderson)

Jun Xing, University of Hong Kong (co-advised with Rubaiat Kazi)

Seongkook Heo, KAIST

Raf Ramakers, Hasselt University, Belgium

Barrett Ens, University of Manitoba

Haijun Xia, University of Toronto

Jarrod Knibbe, University of Bristol

Madeline Gannon, Carnegie Mellon University

Valkyrie Savage, UC Berkeley

Anthony Chen, Carnegie Mellon University

Rubaiat Habib Kazi, National University of Singapore

Fraser Anderson, University of Alberta

Natalia Bogdan, York University

Tim Chen, National Tsing Hua University

Ben Lafreniere, University of Waterloo

Christian Holz, Hasso Plattner Institute

Nicholas Kong, UC Berkeley

Nikola Banovic, University of Toronto

Michelle Annett, University of Alberta

Jennifer Fernquist, University of British Columbia

Parmit Chilana, University of Washington

Xing-Dong Yang, University of Alberta

Xiaojun Bi, University of Toronto

Julian Lepinski. Queen's University

Mike Rooke. Queen's University

Hyunyoung Song, University of Maryland

 

Undergraduate Assistants

Jessica Lo. University of Waterloo

Nicholas Kong, University of Toronto

Vikas Jain, University of Toronto

 
Contact

   Tovi Grossman, Ph.D.

   Distinguished Research Scientist

 

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