ABOUT ME

I am an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Dartmouth College and I direct the XDiscovery Lab.

My research in human-computer interaction (HCI) investigates future interactive systems and brings interactivity to everyday objects. In particular, my work focuses on the design, development, and evaluation of novel interactive systems for smart everyday “things”, ranging from watches to garments, accessories, appliances, and furniture. Aside from contributing new systems and knowledge to the field, I use the experiences from my own research to inform the investigation of prototyping tools to enable broader participation of research activities in my field for people without a strong background in electronics, sensors, or actuators. Besides my current research program, I am developing a new research agenda to investigate assistive systems to facilitate information tasks and STEAM education for people with visual impairments.

I am currently seeking well-motivated and hard-working Ph.D. students, M.Sc. students, and undergrad interns to work with me on exciting HCI research projects. If you are interested, please email me a recent copy of your CV and transcript.

Ph.D. applicants are highly encouraged to participate in an internship with me before applying for our Ph.D. program.

PUBLICATIONS

     

Te-Yen Wu, Jun Gong, Teddy Seyed & Xing-Dong Yang. (2019).
Proxino: Enabling Prototyping of Virtual Circuits With Physical Proxies.
Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on User Interface Software &Technology (UIST'19)
. 121 -132.
Paper     Video




Jun Gong, Yu Wu, Lei Yan, Teddy Seyed & Xing-Dong Yang. (2019).
Tessutivo: Contextual Interactions on Interactive Fabrics with Inductive Sensing.
Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on User Interface Software &Technology (UIST'19)
. 29 - 41
Paper     Video




Zheer Xu*, Pui Chung Wong*, Jun Gong, Te-Yen Wu, Aditya Shekhar Nittala, Xiaojun Bi, Jürgen Steimle, Hongbo Fu, Kening Zhu & Xing-Dong Yang (*co-primary). (2019).
TipText: Eyes-Free Text Entry on a Fingertip Keyboard.
Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on User Interface Software &Technology (UIST'19)
. 883 - 899.
Paper     Video
BEST PAPER AWARD   




Josh Urban Davis*, Jun Gong*, Yunxin Sun, Parmit Chilana & Xing-Dong Yang (*co-primary). (2019).
CircuitStyle: A System for Peripherally Reinforcing Best Practices in Hardware Computing.
Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on User Interface Software &Technology (UIST'19)
. 109 - 120.
Paper     Video




Seungwoo Je, Myung Jin Kim, Woojin Lee, Byungjoo Lee, Xing-Dong Yang, Pedro Lopes & Andrea Bianchi. (2019).
Aero-plane: a Handheld Force-Feedback Device that Renders Weight Motion Illusion on a Virtual 2D Plane.
Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on User Interface Software &Technology (UIST'19)
. 763 - 775.
Paper     Video




Shan-Yuan Teng, Da-Yuan Huang, Chi Wang, Jun Gong, Teddy Seyed, Xing-Dong Yang & Bing-Yu Chen. (2019).
Aarnio: Passive Kinesthetic Force Output for Foreground Interactions on an Interactive Chair.
Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI'19). Paper No. 672.
Paper      Video
    

     

Jo-Yu Lo, Da-Yuan Huang, Tzu-Sheng Kuo, Chen-Kuo Sun, Jun Gong, Teddy Seyed, Xing-Dong Yang & Bing-Yu Chen. (2019).
AutoFritz: Autocomplete for Prototyping Virtual Breadboard Circuits.
Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI'19). Paper No. 403.

Paper      Video    
CHI'1 Talk
HONORABLE MENTION AWARD
 
     

Ruolin Wang, Chun Yu, Xing-Dong Yang, Weijie He & Yuanchun Shi. (2019)
EarTouch: Facilitating Smartphone Use for Visually Impaired People in Public and Mobile Scenarios.
Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI'19). Paper No. 24.

Paper      Video    

HONORABLE MENTION AWARD 

 

Jonathan Huang, Max Kinateder, Matt J. Dunn, Wojciech Jarosz, Xing-Dong Yang & Emily A. Cooper. (2019).
An Augmented Reality Sign-Reading Assistant for Users with Reduced Vision.
PLOS ONE, 14(1):1–9.
Paper 


 

Jun Gong, Xin Yang, Teddy Seyed, Josh Urban Davis & Xing-Dong Yang. (2018).
Indutivo: Contact-Based, Object-Driven Interactions with Inductive Sensing.
Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on User Interface Software &Technology (UIST'18). 321-333.
Paper      Video    
UIST'18 Talk


 

Da-Yuan Huang, Teddy Seyed, Linjun Li, Jun Gong, Zhihao Yao, Yuchen Jiao, Xiang 'Anthony' Chen & Xing-Dong Yang. (2018).
Orecchio: Extending Body-Language through Actuated Static and Dynamic Auricular Postures.
Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on User Interface Software &Technology (UIST'18). 697-710.
Paper      Video    
UIST'18 Talk


 

Yichen Li, Tianxing Li, Ruchir A. Patel, Xing-Dong Yang & Xia Zhou. (2018).
Self-Powered Gesture Recognition with Ambient Light.
Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on User Interface Software &Technology (UIST'18). 595-608.
Paper      Video    
UIST'18 Talk


 

Max Kinateder, Justin Gualtieri, Matt J. Dunn, Wojciech Jarosz, Xing-Dong Yang & Emily A. Cooper. (2018).
Using an Augmented Reality Device as a Distance-based Vision Aid - Promise and Limitations.
Optometry and Vision Science.
Paper 


 

Gus Xia, Carter Jacobsen, Qianwen Chen, Xingdong Yang & Roger B. Dannenberg. (2018).
ShIFT: A Semi-haptic Interface for Flute Tutoring.
The International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME'18). 162–167.
Paper 


 

Jun Gong, Da-Yuan Huang, Teddy Seyed, Te Lin, Tao Hou, Xin Liu, Molin Yang, Boyu Yang, Yuhan Zhang & Xing-Dong Yang. (2018).
Jetto: Using Lateral Force Feedback for Smartwatch Interactions.
Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI'18). Paper No. 426.
Paper     Video    
CHI'18 Talk


 

Jun Gong, Zheer Xu, Qifan Guo, Teddy Seyed, Xiang ‘Anthony’ Chen, Xiaojun Bi & Xing-Dong Yang. (2018).
WrisText: One-handed Text Entry on Smartwatch using Wrist Gestures.
Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI'18). Paper No. 542.
Paper      Video    
CHI'18 Talk
HONORABLE MENTION AWARD
 


 

Seungwoo Je, Minkyeong Lee, Yoonji Kim, Liwei Chan, Xing-Dong Yang & Andrea Bianchi. (2018).
PokeRing: Notifications by Poking Around the Finger.
Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI'18). Paper No. 181.
Paper     Video    
CHI'18 Talk


 

Da-Yuan Huang, Ruizhen Guo, Jun Gong, Jingxian Wang, John Graham, De-Nian Yang & Xing-Dong Yang. (2017).
RetroShape: Leveraging Rear-Surface Shape Displays for 2.5D Interaction on Smartwatches.
Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on User Interface Software &Technology (UIST'17). 539 - 551.
Paper     Video    
UIST'17 Talk


 

Teng Han, Qian Han, Michelle Annett, Fraser Anderson, Da-Yuan Huang & Xing-Dong Yang. (2017).
Frictio: Passive Kinesthetic Force Feedback for Smart Ring Output.
Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on User Interface Software &Technology (UIST'17). 131-142.
Paper     Video     UIST'17 Talk


   

Jun Gong, Yang Zhang, Xia Zhou & Xing-Dong Yang. (2017).
Pyro: Thumb-Tip Gesture Recognition Using Pyroelectric Infrared Sensing.
Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on User Interface Software &Technology (UIST'17). 553-563.
Paper     Video     UIST'17 Talk


   

Teddy Seyed, Xing-Dong Yang & Daniel Vogel. (2017).
A Modular Smartphone for Lending.
Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on User Interface Software &Technology (UIST'17). 205-215.
Paper     Video    
UIST'17 Talk  
UIST 2017 BEST TALK AWARD


   

Tianxing Li, Xi Xiong, Yifei Xie, George Hito, Xing-Dong Yang & Xia Zhou. (2017).
Reconstructing Hand Poses Using Visible Light.
Proceedings of the ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (Ubicomp'17). Volume 1 Issue 3.
Paper      Video





Jun Gong, Lan Li, Daniel Vogel & Xing-Dong Yang. (2017).
Cito: An Actuated Smartwatch for Extended Interactions.
Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI'17). 5331-5345.
 Paper      Video
   
   



Jun Gong, Xing-Dong Yang & Pourang Irani. (2016).
WristWhirl: One-handed Continuous Smartwatch Input using Wrist Gestures.
Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on User Interface Software &Technology (UIST'16), 861 - 872.
 Paper      Video





Teddy Seyed, Xing-Dong Yang & Daniel Vogel (2016).
Doppio: A Reconfigurable Dual-Face Smartwatch for Tangible Interaction.
Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI'16). 4675-4686.
 Paper      Video  CHI'16 Talk





Edwin Chan, Teddy Seyed, Wolfgang Stuerzlinger, Xing-Dong Yang & Frank Maurer. (2016).
User Elicitation on Single-hand Microgestures.
Proceedings of the A CM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI'16). 3403-3414.
Paper
  HONORABLE MENTION AWARD 





Richard Tang, Xing-Dong Yang, Scott Bateman, Joaquim Jorge & Anthony Tang. (2015).
Physio@Home: Exploring visual guidance and feedback techniques for physiotherapy patients at home.
Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI'15). 4123-4132.
Paper     Video





Teddy Seyed, Xing-Dong Yang, Anthony Tang, Saul Greenberg, Jiawei Gu, Bin Zhu & Xiang Cao. (2015).
CipherCard: A Token-based Approach against Camera-based Shoulder Surfing Attacks on Common Touchscreen Devices.
Proceedings of the IFIP conference on Human-Computer interaction (INTERACT'15).
436-454.
Paper      
Video



       Marcos Serrano, Barrett Ens, Xing-Dong Yang & Pourang Irani. (2015).
Gluey: Developing a Head-Worn Display Interface to Unify the Interaction Experience in Distributed Display Environments.
Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services (MobileHCI'15).
161 - 171.
Paper     Video





Aditya Shekhar Nittala, Xing-Dong Yang, Scott Bateman, Ehud Sharlin & Saul Greenberg. (2015).
PhoneEar: Interactions for Mobile Devices that Hear High-Frequency Sound-Encoded.
Proceedings of the ACM SIGCHI Symposium on Engineering Interactive Computing Systems (EICS’15). 
174-179.
Paper     Video





Xing-Dong Yang,  Khalad Hasan, Neil Bruce & Pourang Irani. (2013).
Surround-See: Enabling Peripheral Vision on Smartphones during Active Use.
Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on User Interface Software &Technology (UIST'13). 291-300.
Paper     Video





Mathieu Nancel, Olivier Chapuis, Emmanuel Pietriga, Xing-Dong Yang, Pourang Irani, Michel Beaudouin-Lafon. (2013).
High-Precision Pointing on Large Wall Displays using Small Handheld Devices.
Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI'13). 831-840.
Paper     Video





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 & Technology (UIST'12). 147 - 156.
Paper     Video





Hong Zhang, Xing-Dong Yang, Barrett Ens, Hai-Ning Liang, Pierre Boulanger & Pourang Irani. (2012).
See Me, See You: A Lightweight Method for Discriminating User Touches on Tabletop Displays.
Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI'12). 2327 - 2336.
Paper     Video





Khalad Hasan, Xing-Dong Yang, Andrea Bunt & Pourang Irani. (2012).
A-Coord Input: Coordinating Auxiliary Input Streams for Augmenting Contextual Pen-Based Interactions.
Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI'12). 805 - 814.
Paper     Video





Khalad Hasan, Xing-Dong Yang, Hai-Ning Liang & Pourang Irani. (2012).
How to Position the Cursor? An Exploration of Absolute and Relative CursorPositioning for Back-of-Device Input.
Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction withMobile Devices and Services (MobileHCI 2012). 10 pages.

Paper





Huawei Tu, Xing-Dong Yang, Feng Wang, Feng Tian & Xiangshi Ren. (2012).
Mode Switching Techniques through Pen and Device Profiles. 
Proceedings of the 10th Asia Pacific Conference on Computer Human Interaction (APCHI'12). 169 - 176.
Paper   





Xing-Dong Yang,  Tovi Grossman, Irani Pourang & George Fitzmaurice. (2011).
TouchCuts and TouchZoom: Enhanced Target Selection for Touch Displays using Finger Proximity Sensing.
Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI'11). 2585 - 2594.
Paper     Video





Cary Williams, Xing-Dong Yang, Grant Partridge, Joshua Usiskin-Miller, Arkady Major & Pourang Irani. (2011).
TZee: Exploiting the Lighting Properties of Multi-touch Tabletops for Tangible 3D Interactions.
Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing  Systems (CHI'11). 1363 - 1372.
Paper     Video





Xing-Dong Yang,  Edward Mak, David C. McCallum, Pourang Irani, Xiang Cao & Shahram Izadi. (2010).
LensMouse: Augmenting the mouse with an interactive touch display.
Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI'10). 2431-2440.
Paper     Video 
 HONORABLE MENTION AWARD 





Xing-Dong Yang,  Edward Mak, Pourang Irani & Walter F. Bischof. (2009).
Dual-Surface Input: Augmenting One-Handed Interaction with Coordinated Front and Behind-the-Screen Input.
Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction withMobile Devices and Services (MobileHCI 2009). 10 pages.
Paper  
HONORABLE MENTION AWARD   





Xing-Dong Yang, Pourang Irani, Pierre Boulanger & Walter F. Bischof. (2009).
A Model for steering with haptic-force guidance.
Proceedings of the IFIP conference on Human-Computer interaction (INTERACT'09). 465-478.
Paper    





Kurosh Zarei-nia, Xing-Dong Yang, Pourang Irani & Nariman Sepehri. (2009).
Evaluating Factors that Influence Path Tracing with Passive Haptic Guidance.
Proceedings of the International Workshop on Haptic and Audio Interaction Design (HAID'09). 21-30.
Paper     





Xing Dong Yang, Pourang Irani, Pierre Boulanger & Walter F. Bischof. (2009).
One-handed behind-the-display cursor input on mobile devices.
Proceedings of the ACM Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA '09). 4501-4506.
Paper     Video





Nivedita Kadaba, Xing Dong Yang and Pourang Irani. (2009).
Facilitating Multiple Target Tracking using Semantic Depth of Field (SDOF).
Proceedings of the ACM Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA '09). 4375-4380.
Paper





Xing-Dong Yang,  Walter F. Bischof & Pierre Boulanger. (2008). 
Validating the performance of haptic motor skill training.
Proceedings of Symposium on Haptic Interfaces for Virtual Environment and Teleoperator Systems (HAPTICS'08). 129-135.
Paper





Xing-Dong Yang,  Walter F. Bischof & Pierre Boulanger. (2008). 
Perception of haptic force magnitude during hand movements.
Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA'08). 129-135.
Paper





Xing-Dong Yang,  Walter F. Bischof & Pierre Boulanger. (2008).
The effects of hand motion on haptic perception of force direction.
Proceedings of Euro-haptics (EH'08). 355-360.
Paper





Pourang Irani, Carl Gutwin & Xing-Dong Yang. (2006).
Improving selection of off-screen targets with hopping.
Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI'06). 299-308.
Paper




Pierre Boulanger, Guowei Wu, Walter F. Bischof & Xing-Dong Yang. (2006).
Hapto-Audio-Visual Environments for Collaborative Training of Ophthalmic Surgery Over Optical Network.
Proceedings of IEEE International Workshop on Haptic Audio Visual Environments and their Applications (HAVE'06). 21-26.
Paper





Xing-Dong Yang & Irene Cheng (2006).
3D Skeletonization using an Enhanced Voxel Tree.
Proceedings of SIGGRAPH'06 Research Poster and Abstract.
Paper





Irene Cheng, Rui Shen, Xing-Dong Yang & Pierre Boulanger (2006).
Perceptual Analysis of Level-of-Detail: The JND Approach.
Proceedings of IEEE International Symposium on Multimedia (ISM'06). 533-540.
Paper

PRESS COVERAGE

Phys.Org “Energy harvesting and innovative inputs highlight tech show gadgetry” 2018
TechXplore “Researchers bring smartwatch innovations to CHI2018” 2018
Digital Trends “This Absurdly Overengineered Smartwatch Crawls, Tilts, and Slides on Your Wrist” 2017
EurekAlert “Dartmouth-led Team Develops Smartwatch with All The Moves” 2017
Phys.Org “Doppio: Researchers unveil dual screen smartwatch” 2016
Gizmodo “A Multi-Screen Smartwatch Might Actually Be a Brilliant Idea” 2016
Verge “Smartwatch concept puts two screens on your wrist” 2016
New Scientist “A phone, or an all-seeing sentry at your command?” 2013
Discovery News “A Phone That Can See Its Surroundings.” 2013
Mashable “Lens Gives Your Phone Peripheral Vision.” 2013
Discovery News “'Magic Finger' Swipes Smartphone Remotely.” 2012
NBC News “Magic Finger Turns Everything into a Touch Surface.” 2012
Engadget “'Magic Finger' Reads Gestures from any Surface.” 2012
Gizmodo “Magic Thimble Turns the Entire World into a Touch Surface.” 2012
Mashable “Send Texts from Your Pocket with This Handy Ring.” 2012
Slashdot “Magic Finger Turns Any Surface into a Touch Interface.” 2012
Phys.Org “Magic Finger Device Suggests New Day for Calling up Content.” 2012
Hackaday “Magic Finger Input Device is a Camera on Your Finger Tip.” 2012
GizMag “Magic Finger Turns Any Surface into a Touch Interface.” 2012
Ubergizmo “Magic Finger Allows you to Control Computer from nigh any Surface.” 2012
Dvice “Optical Finger Input Lets You Control a PC from Nearly Any Surface.” 2012
Techaunt “Touch Your Phone from Distance – Magic Finger” 2012
Make “Finger-Mounted Device Creates Its Own Touch Interface.” 2012
Winnipeg SUN “Smart Touchscreen Built at U of M.” 2011

     

Contact Me

Address: Sudikoff 211, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, USA
E-mail: xing-dong.yang (at) dartmouth (dot) edu

STUDENTS

Current Students and Post-Docs
Jun Gong (PhD)

Josh Davis (PhD)


Te-Yen Wu (PhD)

Zheer Xu (PhD)

Dartmouth Alumni
Da-Yuan Huang (Post-Doc, PhD from NTU, Now: Assistant Professor at NTUST)

Guangyu Xia (Post-Doc, PhD from CMU, Now: Assistant Professor at NYU Shanghai)


Ruizhen Guo (MSc 2017, Now SE at Microsoft)

Linjun Li (MSc 2017

Qianwen Chen (MSc 2017, Now Interaction Designer at Google)

Jinxian Wang (Undergrad Intern 2017, BUPT, Now: PhD Student at CMU)

Fangyu Zhou (Undergrad Intern 2016, Tsinghua University)


Lan Li (Undergrad Intern 2016, SCUT, Now: MS Student at UIUC)

Ruchir Patel (M.Sc., 2016, Now: Cofounder of Hey Natasha)

Catherine Most (B.Sc., 2016
, Now: UXE at NEA)

Jacob Gaba (
B.Sc., 2016, Now: MS Student at Tsinghua University)

Emily Dann (B.Sc., 2015, Now: SE at Pandora)