Steve Sutcliffe University of Saskatchewan

I completed my MSc under the supervision of Dr. Carl Gutwin. My research was focused on mapping natural interactions above tabletop surfaces in order to exchange digital objects in a collaborative environment. We accomplished this using low cost solutions including the XBox Kinect and a new innovation we developed here at our lab called ElectroTouch.

Brief History

I grew up on a farm outside of a small town in Manitoba and moved to Saskatchewan to start my post-secondary education. I've studied a variety of subjects including philosophy, religion, information studies and, of course, computer science.


I have spent a lot of time on web development and have a fondness for information security. I enjoy the art & science of steganography which I think merges pretty well with my affection for Photoshop. I have enjoyed a number of teaching opportunities over the years.

What I'm Doing now

Right now I'm teaching Computer Systems Technology at Saskatchewan Polytechnic (formerly SIAST).


Quantifying and Mitigating the Negative Effects of Local Latencies on Aiming in 3D Shooter Games
Ivkovic, Z., Stavness, I., Gutwin, C., Sutcliffe, S. (2015), CHI'15: Proceedings of the 2015 CHI international conference on Human factors in computing systems, no. 33, 135-144. <doi:10.1145/2702123.2702432>
Improving Digital Handoff Using the Space Above the Table
Sutcliffe, S., Ivkovic, Z., Flatla, D., Pavlovych, A., Stavness, I., Gutwin, C. (2013), CHI 2013: Proceedings of the 31st international conference on Human factors in computing systems, Paris, France. 735-744. <doi:10.1145/2470654.2470758>