This edition of ETIS is concluded!

Thanks to all the participants for sharing their ideas and projects to nurture the research of TUI and stimulate future joint collaborations.

The videos of the keynote speakers are available on Vimeo

The Proceedings of the 4th European Tangible Interaction Studio, edited by Dimitra Anastasious and Valérie Maquil, are publibed on

Tangible interaction is a research field addressing areas at the border of the physical and the digital. Nowadays many researchers, designers, developers and artists work in this area and a vast range of products and applications are designed and produced accordingly. Besides, many research projects are funded through research funds at a European and international level.

The aim of this meeting is to gather young European researchers in our field, to get them in touch with internationally renowned researchers and to establish networks for their future. This summer school is a follow-up of the previous editions held in Bidart (2013), Fribourg (2016) and Luxembourg (2017) and will be a unique opportunity to train in the field of tangible interaction and to discuss your research with professors and other young researchers.

We encourage the participation of researchers with different backgrounds from both academic and applied/industrial research. The studio will include voices from enterprises and private research institutions working in the field of tangible interaction. We aim to provide participants with insights for applied research possibilities, in order to bring tangible interaction principles out of the lab, in the everyday use.

Senior researchers from the industry and internationally known professors will introduce different topics related to tangible interaction from their different points of view.

Participants to the Studio are encouraged, but not obliged, to present their work by submitting a short paper and/or propose a workshop. More info

During ETIS 2020, participants will have the opportunity to present their research, receive feedback, and enjoy practical activities for designing and developing tangible user interfaces. The studio will cover several aspects of tangible interaction related to prototyping and digital fabrication, wearables, Internet of Things, 3D interfaces, mixed and augmented reality, and other related domains.

There is a lot of room for informal exchange and discussion. The focus of ETIS 2020 will be on meeting interesting people in a friendly, inspiring, and multicultural atmosphere.

ETIS 2020 is hosted by
Santa Chiara Lab - University of Siena
Via Valdimontone 1, Siena (Italy)
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Invited Speakers

Hiroshi Ishii
Hiroshi IshiiMIT Media Lab
Making Digital Tangible: The Battle Against the Pixel Empire
Stéphanie Fleck
Stéphanie Fleck University of Lorraine
Tangible learning : Design and evaluation of hybrid environments for human learning and fulfilment
Domenico Prattichizzo
Domenico PrattichizzoUniversity of Siena
Highly wearable haptic interfaces for novel interaction between humans and machines
Marianna Obrist
Marianna ObristUniversity of Sussex
Multisensory Experiences: Beyond Audio-Visual Interfaces
Tanja Döring
Tanja DöringUniversity of Bremen
Tangible Interaction and Materiality


ETIS 2020 schedule includes keynotes by invited speakers, paper presentation sessions and workshops to design tangible user interfaces.

Check the program!