Miguel Nacenta University of St Andrews, University of Saskatchewan, University of Calgary

Miguel defended his dissertation on Dec 21, 2009, under the supervision of Carl Gutwin. He is currently a Lecturer (~assistant prof) at the School of Computer Science, University of St Andrews, Scotland, where he co-founded the SACHI group. Between 2009 and 2011 he was a post-doc at the iLab, University of Calgary, under Sheelagh Carpendale

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  • Multi-display Environments (MDEs)
  • Multi-touch Interfaces
  • Multi-modal Interfaces
  • Interaction Techniques in Direct Manipulation Interfaces
  • Visual perception (e.g., 3D)
  • Tabletop interfaces


Pointing All Around You: Selection Performance of Mouse and Ray-Cast Pointing in Full-Coverage Displays.
Petford, J., Nacenta, M., Gutwin, C. (2018), Proceedings of the CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2018), Montreal QC, Canada. 14. <doi:10.1145/3173574.3174107>
The ASPECTA toolkit: affordable full coverage displays
Petford, J., Nacenta, M., Gutwin, C., Eremondi, J., Ede, C. (2016), Proceedings of the ACM International Symposium on Pervasive Displays, ISBN 978-1-4503-4366-4. 87-105. <doi:10.1145/2914920.2915006>
All Across the Circle: Using Auto-Ordering to Improve Object Transfer between Mobile Devices
Li, C., Gutwin, C., Stanley, K., Nacenta, M. (2016), Graphics Interface (GI'2016), Victoria, BC, Canada. 49-56.
The Effects of Changing Projection Geometry on Perception of 3D Objects on and Around Tabletops
Nacenta, M., Hancock, M., Gutwin, C. (2015), ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction, vol. 23 no. 2, 1-54. <doi:10.1145/2845081>
The Effects of Tactile Feedback and Movement Alteration on Interaction and Awareness with Digital Embodiments
Doucette, A., Mandryk, R., Gutwin, C., Nacenta, M., Pavlovych, A. (2013), CHI '13 Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Paris, France. 1891-1900. Best paper honourable mention. <doi:10.1145/2470654.2466250>
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Interaction Techniques for Digital Tables
Digital tables allow people to interact with computer workspaces that are projected onto tabletops.
Advanced Interaction for Multi-display Environments
Multi-display environments (interfaces composed by several display surfaces) have the potential to dramatically change the way that we work with digital information: for example, they provide a variety of work surfaces to fit different kinds of tasks, they provide a very large visual bandwidth, they enable the use of peripheral attention space, and they naturally support co-located collaboration.