nic lupfer
Ph.D. Student, Computer Science

empowering expression and creativity

Nic is a PhD student in the Interface Ecology Lab at Texas A&M. He is an advocate of human-centered design and believes that thoughtfully designed software has the incredible potential to change human experience.

His philosophies and goals have him entangled in many aspects human-computer interaction including: curation, expression, creativity support, information visualization, multi-touch interaction, interactive art, games, and fashion. Specifically his current research areas include: expressive web curation, presentation tools, semantic zooming, piles, visual snippets, and hypermedia.

Nic is currently leading the design and development of IdeaMâché, a creative new way to collect and organize content on the web.

Previously, Nic has been involved in the development of InfoComposer and combinFormation. His contributions to that project included the design and implementation of the InfoComposer control menu. He has also worked on the meta-metadata language.

publications, presentations, and exhibitions:

Lupfer, N., Kerne, A., Webb, A.M., Linder R., Qu Y., Valdez, A., Patterns of Free-form Curation: Visual Thinking with Web Content, Proc. ACM International Conference on Multimedia 2016, Amsterdam, Netherlands. [20%].
Lupfer, N., Hamiliton, W. Webb, A., Linder, R., Edmonds, E., and Kerne, A., The Art.CHI Gallery: An Embodied Iterative Curation Experience, Interactivity Exhibit, Proc CHI 2015 EA.
Jain, A., Lupfer, N., Qu, Y., Linder, R., Kerne, A., Smith, S. M., Evaluating TweetBubble with Ideation Metrics of Exploratory Browsing, Proc. ACM Creativity and Cognition 2015. [28%]. Best Paper Nomination. [video]
Kerne, A., Webb, A.M., Smith, S.M., Linder, R., Lupfer, N., Qu, Y., Moeller, J., Damaraju, S., Using Metrics of Curation to Evaluate Information-based Ideation, ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction (ToCHI), 21(3), June 2014, 48 pages. reader's guide
Qu, Y., Kerne, A., Lupfer, N., Linder, R., Jain, A., Metadata Type System: Integrate Presentation, Data Models and Extraction to Enable Exploratory Browsing Interfaces, Proc. ACM Engineering Interactive Computing Systems (EICS) 2014, 107-116 [18%]. [video]
Webb, A.M., Kerne, A., Linder, R., Lupfer, N., Qu, Y., Keith, K., Carrasco, M., Multi-Scale Information Composition: a New Medium for Freeform Art Curation in the Cloud, CHI 2014 Workshop: Curating the Digital: Spaces for Art and Interaction, Toronto, Canada. [information composition]
Webb, A.M., Linder, R., Kerne, A., Lupfer, N., Qu, Y., Poffenberger, B., and Revia, C., Promoting Reflection and Interpretation in Education: Curating Rich Bookmarks as Information Composition, Proc. Creativity and Cognition 2013, 53-62 [32%].
Moeller, J., Lupfer, N., Hamilton, B., Lin, H., intangibleCanvas: Free-Air Finger Painting on a Projected Canvas , CHI Works-in-Progress -- Extended Abstracts of the 29th International Conference on Human factors in computing systems, May 7-12, 2011, Vancouver, BC, CA.

Kerne, A., Qu, Y., Webb, A.M., Damaraju, S., Lupfer, N., Mathur, A. Meta-Metadata: A Metadata Semantics Language for Collection Representation Applications, Proc ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, October 26–30 2010.