Karsten Seipp

My name is Karsten Seipp and I am currently working as a UX Engineer (Design) for Google Sweden. Before this, I was working as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at KU Leuven. My research during this time was focussed on on-body interaction and visual analytics. In addition, I supervised Jeroen Reinenbergh's thesis on emotion-aware recommender systems. Before moving to Academia (and back), I worked as Senior Digital Designer/Developer at Imperial College London and held various positions at other companies, focussing on digital design and development.

I have earned my PhD at Goldsmiths (UOL) in 2015 for my thesis "Improving one-handed interaction with touchscreen smartphones", supervised by Kate Devlin and examined by Sriram Subramarian and Atau Tanaka.

During my PhD I researched mobile interaction design and techniques with an emphasis on enhancing one-handed interaction using either back-of-device gestures or adapted interfaces.

See my publications | See some of my work while working at Imperial College London

Email: karsten.seipp[-At-]gmail.com

Twitter: @karstor


  • 2016 Autum - now: UX Engineer (Design), Google Sweden
  • 2015 Autum - 2016 Autumn: Postdoctoral Research Fellow at KU Leuven, Belgium
  • 2011 Autumn - 2015 Autumn: Part-time Senior Digital Designer/Developer at Imperial College London
  • 2011 Autumn - 2015 Spring: Part-time PhD in Computer Science at Goldsmiths College, University of London.
  • 2009 - 2011 Autumn: Full-time Senior Digital Designer/Developer at Imperial College London
  • 2008 - 2009: Webdesigner/-developer at Imperial College London
  • 2006 - 2007: M.A. Media Production (Digital Media) with distinction at University of Lincoln, UK.
  • 2003 - 2006: Freelance Web and game designer/developer
  • 2001 - 2003: Course Multimedia Designer and Multimedia Producer at SAE Koeln, Germany


  • Mobile interaction design
  • Mobile interaction techniques
  • Qualitative and quantitative HCI research
  • Academic writing
  • Machine Learning
  • Statistical analysis
  • Java (Android SDK)
  • JavaScript (Core JavaScript, jQuery, NodeJS, Polymer)
  • HTML4/5
  • CSS (2,3, SCSS)
  • AS3
  • PHP (basic)
  • SPSS
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • Premiere (basic)
  • After Effects (basic)
  • Cinema 4D (basic)
  • Arduino
  • Pen & paper