• sara.khnabil@gmail.com

Publications

  1. Bend or PIN: Studying Bend Password Authentication with People with Vision Impairment
    Daniella Briotto Faustino, Sara Nabil and Audrey Girouard.
    (To appear in) Proceedings of Graphics Interface (GI) 2020: the 46th annual conference on Computer Graphics, Visualization and Human-Computer Interaction, Toronto, Canada, May 2020.

  2. Peace: Projecting Dual-Identities on Interactive Furniture
    Sara Nabil and Richard MacLeod.
    Proceedings of the 14th annual conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction (TEI'20), p 837–848, Sydney, Australia, Feb 2020.

  3. Wearable Bits: Scaffolding creativity with a prototyping toolkit for wearable e-textiles
    Lee Jones, Sara Nabil, Amanda McLeod and Audrey Girouard.
    Proceedings of the 14th annual conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction (TEI'20), p 165–177, Sydney, Australia, Feb 2020.

  4. Swatch-bits: Prototyping E-textiles with Modular Swatches
    Lee Jones, Sara Nabil and Audrey Girouard.
    Proceedings of the 14th annual conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction (TEI'20), p 893–897, Sydney, Australia, Feb 2020.

  5. JoyHolder: Tangible Back-of-Device Mobile Interactions
    Amit Yadav, Alexander Eady, Sara Nabil and Audrey Girouard.
    Proceedings of the 2019 ACM International Conference on Interactive Surfaces and Spaces (ISS'19), p 343-346, Daejeon, Korea, Nov 2019.

  6. Interactive Interior Design and Personal Data
    Sara Nabil and David Kirk.
    Book Chapter in People, Personal Data and the Built Environment (1st Edition), Ch. 5, Holger Schnädelbach and David Kirk (Eds.)
    Springer Book Series in Adaptive Environments. Springer International Publishing. ISBN 978-3-319-70874-4 2019.

  7. Seamless Seams: Crafting Techniques for Embedding Fabrics with Interactive Actuation
    Sara Nabil, Jan Kučera, Nikoletta Karastathi, David Kirk and Peter Wright.
    Proceedings of the 2019 on Designing Interactive Systems Conference (DIS'19), p 987-999, San Diego, CA, USA, June 2019.

  8. ActuEating: Designing, Studying and Exploring Actuating Decorative Artefacts
    Sara Nabil, Aluna Everitt, Miriam Sturdee, Jason Alexander, Simon Bowen, Peter Wright, David Kirk.
    Proceedings of the 2018 Conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS'18), p 327-339, Hong Kong, June 2018.

  9. Decorating Public and Private Spaces: Identity and Pride in a Refugee Camp
    Sara Nabil, Reem Talhouk, Simon Bowen, Julie Trueman, David Kirk, Peter Wright.
    Proceedings of the CHI EA'18 Extended Abstracts of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA'18), LBW552 p 1-6, Montréal, QC, Canada, April 2018.

  10. Interioractive: Smart Materials in the Hands of Designers and Architects for Designing Interactive Interiors.
    Sara Nabil, David Kirk, Thomas Plötz, Julie Trueman, David Chatting, Dmitry Dereshev, Patrick Olivier.
    Proceedings of the 2017 Conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS'17), p 379-390, Edinburgh, UK, June 2017.

  11. People, Personal Data and the Built Environment.
    Holger Schnadelbach, Nils Jäger, Sara Nabil, Nick Dalton, David Kirk, Elizabeth Churchill.
    Proceedings of the 2017 ACM Conference Companion Publication on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS'17), p 379-390, Edinburgh, UK, June 2017.

  12. Interactive Architecture: Exploring and Unwrapping the Potentials of Organic User Interfaces.
    Sara Nabil, Thomas Plötz, David Kirk.
    In proceedings of the International Conference of Tangible and Embedded Interaction (TEI'17), p 89-100, Yokohama, Japan, March 2017.

  13. Designing Future Ubiquitous Homes with OUI Interiors: Possibilities and Challenges.
    Sara Nabil, David Kirk, Thomas Ploetz, Peter Wright.
    Interaction Design and Architecture(s) Journal, Volume 32, p 28-37, 2017.

  14. Future of Ubiquitous Home Interaction with OUI Interiors.
    Sara Nabil, David Kirk, Thomas Ploetz.
    Workshop paper for the ACM CHI 2016 Workshop: Future of Human-Building Interaction (HBI).

  15. Organic Interactive Displays: A Bridge from History.
    Sara Nabil, Atef Ghalwash.
    Procedia Computer Science v. 52, p 1053-1058, Elsevier 2015.

  16. Perspectives and Application of OUI Framework with SMaG Interaction Model.
    Sara Nabil, Atef Ghalwash.
    Evolving Ambient Intelligence: AmI 2013 Workshops, Dublin, Ireland 413, p 283-295, 2013.

  17. Organic User Interfaces: Framework, Interaction Model and Design Guidelines.
    Atef Ghalwash, Sara Nabil.
    International Journal of Ad Hoc, Sensor & Ubiquitous Computing Volume 4 (Issue 4), p 39-58, 2013.

Patents

  1. OLED Multi-use Intelligent Curtain and Method
    Khaled Ahmed, Sara Nabil. US Patent US2016034036 (A1). April 2016

  2. Transparent OLED Architectural Partition and Method.
    Khaled Ahmed, Sara Nabil. US Patent US2016043335 (A1). April 2016

Exhibitions

  1. Peace Painting   | at the Carleton Community Art Exhibition, Carleton University Art Gallery. Ottawa, ON, Canada, Jan-Feb 2020.

  2. AMR Interactive Pharmacys   | at the London Design Festival Reading, UK, Sep 2018.

  3. BacterioChromic   | at the Living with Adaptive Architecture Exhibition, Lakeside Arts Gallery. Nottingham, UK, May-June 2018.

  4. ActuEater  | at the Living with Adaptive Architecture Exhibition, Lakeside Arts Gallery. Nottingham, UK, May-June 2018.

  5. Immersive Hive   | at the “Bees!” Exhibition, at The Hancock Great North Museum. Newcastle, UK, March 2018.

  6. Enchanted Architecture Gallery | during the “2016 CHARRETTE WEEK”, Architecture School, Newcastle University, UK, Sep 2016.

Media

  1. 2030 Ambient Dwellings
    Article in the Medium Magazine, by Piers Fowkes. October 2, 2019.

  2. Seamless Seams: Machine Sewing shape-changing and colour-changing threads.
    Article in Open Lab, by Emily Barker. June 27, 2019.

  3. Beautiful and Smart
    Article in Professional Builder. Featured in "Innovations". February 18, 2019.

  4. Interior design of the future will seem like magic
    Article in The Conversation. Featured both "Art" and "Science + Technology". February 15, 2019

  5. Help create a buzz about bees at Newcastle University’s Great North Museum: Hancock
    Article in the Northern Echo, by Joe Kelly. March 12, 2018

Invited Talks

  1. Future Interactive Interiors: between Utopia and Dystopia
    Afternoon Intersections Talk at the CUAG (Carleton University Art Gallery), Ottawa, ON, Canada. March 25, 2020

  2. Can Women in STEM change the game?
    International Women's Week Breakthrough Breakfast at Kanata Tech Hub, ON, Canada. March 3, 2019

  3. Shape-Changing Interfaces and Home Decor
    BIG Lab talk (Bristol Interactions Group) at Bristol University, UK. November 4, 2019

  4. Interactive Interior Design
    Public CLUE talk at Carleton University Ottawa ON, Canada. August 19, 2019

  5. Interior Design that Walks and Talks!
    Public Lecture at Newcastle University "New Voices on Science, Agriculture and Engineering". May 2, 2019

  6. Academia and Industry Collaboration
    Guest Speaker at the Vodafone Global Innovation Forum. October 30, 2015.