Han-Chih Kuo


Han-Chih is an interaction researcher, engineer and entrepreneur. He is passionate about tangible user interface (TUI), augmented reality and rapid prototyping tools. His works have been published at ACM CHI or UIST, the top conferences in the field of human-computer interaction. To seamlessly connect physical and digital, he believes the future interfaces will move towards modular, self-reconfiguring and distributed. His ultimate vision is to disrupt the boundary between physical and virtual world and seamlessly weave the power of human and machine. He graduated and received his Master of Business Administration degree at Communication and Multimedia Laboratory of National Taiwan University. Currently, he co-founded GaussToys Inc. with his colleagues to evolve his research projects into sustainable products.

📄 Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Research Projects


Spherical Magnetic Tangibles for Interacting with Portable Physical Constraints

Han-Chih Kuo, Rong-Hao Liang, Long-Fei Lin, Bing-Yu Chen

In Proceedings of CHI '16 (Note).


Reinventing Physical Toys with Magnetic RFID Kits

Rong-Hao Liang, Han-Chih Kuo, Bing-Yu Chen

In Proceedings of CHI '16 (Note).


Shielded Magnetic Tangibles for Multi-Token Interactions on Portable Displays

Rong-Hao Liang, Han-Chih Kuo, Liwei Chan, De-Nian Yang, Bing-Yu Chen

In Proceedings of UIST '14 (Paper).


Magnetic Building Blocks for Constructive Tangible Interactions on Portable Displays

Rong-Hao Liang, Liwei Chan, Hung-Yu Tseng, Han-Chih Kuo, Da-Yuan Huang, De-Nian Yang, Bing-Yu Chen

In Proceedings of CHI '14 (Paper).
CHI 2014 Best Paper Honorable Mention Award


Prototyping Analog Hall-Sensor Grids with Breadboards

Rong-Hao Liang, Han-Chih Kuo, Bing-Yu Chen

In Adjunct Proceedings of UIST '15 (Demo).

Other Projects

GaussSense Desktop

Cross platform desktop app for GaussSense Technology.


Mini GaussSense

Pluggable and tileable analog Hall-sensor grid module for easy and scalable bread-board prototyping.



Blowable and hands-free interaction for smartwatches.

Term Project, Advanced Human-Computer Interaction



Actuated and interactive drawer enables real push notification.

Best Creative Award

IDEAS Tech Hackathon, 2015

[Press] [Demo Video]

Genki Cushion

Turn cushions into remote controllers for hands-free interactions.

1st Prize and Best Creative Award

HackNTU Hackathon, 2014

[Demo Video]


Turn your tongue into a remote controller for hands-free interactions.

Term Project, Interactive Computer Graphics

Leave Bed

Alarm clock app with iBeacon.

Term Project, Mobile Phone Programming

OpenHCI 2014 Web Service

Taiwan's student organized workshop on human-computer interaction.


Sky Lantern

Plurk-like social network prototype inspired from traditional Chinese lantern.

Term Project, Cloud Computing-Based Services Design and Programming

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