Human Computer Interaction
Interactive Systems & Mixed Reality

Hello! I'm Dom Potts :^)

I am a 2nd year PhD candidate in the School of Computing and Communication at Lancaster University in the UK, supervised by Dr. Steven Houben. I specialise in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), specifically in interactive systems. Currently my research interests are around Tangible Interaction in Virtual Environments such as virtual and augmented reality.

Specifically, in my PhD I am investigating how physical objects can be leveraged for interaction in AR for 3D modelling and multi-user collaboration. For more information please see:


InfoLab21, South Dr, Lancaster University, Bailrigg, Lancaster, LA1 4WA

Email: d.potts2[at]


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Research Experience

Research Intern, AffecTech, Lancaster University, UK

Research project funded by the european based research network AffecTech. Developed an interactive neurofeedback paint pallette using EEG sensors for mandala colouring, a mindfulness-based practice.
Project supervised by Professor Corina Sas.
Summer 2018

Research Intern, Aalto University AScI, Finland

Research project investigating gaze-based optimisation of pervasive displays using an Information Foraging model. Specifically, we evaluated a pervasive display layout optimiser we had developed through an eye-tracking based user study. Publication can be found here.
Supervised by Professor Mario Di Francesco and Professor Antti Oulasvirta.
Summer 2017


PhD Candidate, Human Computer Interaction

Lancaster University UK. See Research Interests.
Supervised by Dr. Steven Houben.
November 2018 - Present

2015 - 2018

International Experience

Augmented Reality Summer School, Auckland Bioengineering, NZ

Participated in a 2 week Augmented Reality summer school hosted by Auckland University's Bioengineering Institute and Empathic Computing Lab. Developed a Mixed Reality neurofeedback application (ZenG), a virtual garden designed to aid meditative pracitices.
Summer school was organised by Professor Mark Billinghurst.
February 2019

Global Exploration, Lancaster University Innovation Hub, New York & Boston, USA

Took part in the Innovation Challenge ran by the Lancaster's Innovation Hub which involved ideating and prototyping a unique product, service or concept. Researching current innovation in institutes such as MIT, WPI and a variety of successful start-ups on a wide range of topics from robotics to cloud computing.
May 2016