Kinetic Surfaces - Displays and surfaces that track and move real objects placed onto them (2001-2022)
- see https://youtu.be/kA-q6XO5mfg , https://youtu.be/e8KzBefac_Y , https://youtu.be/e8TS2fRVYYE , https://youtu.be/Q2kijbcrmD0

Kinetic Surface Kinetic Surface Kinetic Surface Kinetic Surface


Flip-dot actuators and tangible displays - Ultra thin and light-weight digital screen technology (2009-2021)
Included in a UK Government showcase of the best of UK Digital Creativity (2015)
- see https://youtu.be/2FNNlfa_a_A , https://youtu.be/fBGfX9G0e7A

Flick Pixels Flick Pixels Flick Pixels Flick Pixels


Multitouch 3D display screens and the Fentix Cube - Multitouch, motion sensitive, and modular tangible interfaces - cubes, pixels, and other objects (2007-2010)
- see https://youtu.be/V4A_wfaScy4 , https://youtu.be/PJyJHek2laQ , https://youtu.be/fhSiSFDaFTA

Fentix Cube Fentix Cube Fentix Cube Pixels


Digital fashion and couture electronics - Collaboration with designer Alexander McQueen for his autumn/winter 2004 couture runway show in Paris
- see https://youtu.be/nYxgWYFZn9Q

McQueen wearable electronics


Multitouch Surfaces - Pioneering high-speed multi-touch and multi-object tracking touchscreens and surfaces (2001-2004)
- see https://youtu.be/u5_RNA6eNIo , https://youtu.be/0cOx7fyNULQ , https://youtu.be/7yXJMt4KKrM

Multitouch surface Multitouch surface Multitouch surface Multitouch surface


Internet-based virtual meeting platform - Early 'Zoom-like' multimedia conferencing system with shared audio, video, and whiteboards (1992-1993)


Interviews, writing, external links:

Andrew has worked in interface research for more than three decades - independently inventing and building new kinds of tactile user interfaces, smart objects, smartwatches, synthesisers, actuators, and knowledge management systems. As the inventor of early (i.e. pre-iPhone) multi-touch touchscreen technologies, he acted as an expert witness in the iPhone-related patent dispute between Apple and Samsung.








Showcase of UK Digital Creativity - UK Government Digital Catapult


'Hacking for Dummies' won't cut it, minister - Andrew Fentem, Financial Times

My savings, not government, funded multitouch research - Andrew Fentem, Financial Times

'Obsolete' skills can come back into vogue - Andrew Fentem, Financial Times

US should concentrate on inventing technologies - Andrew Fentem, Financial Times


Evolving spatial representations to support innovation and the communication of strategic knowledge - Andrew Fentem, Knowledge-Based Systems journal (1998)

Interacting with Multi-media, Multi-user Systems: Observations on Multi-Media Conferencing Tools - Andrew Fentem and Angela Sasse, ECCE-7 European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics (1994)

Andrew Fentem YouTube Channel

Touch cube points to future toys - BBC News



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Andrew Fentem