About Me

My passion is in creating, exploring and researching alternative Human-Robot and Human-Computer Interactions.

I am a Ph.D. candidate at the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, advised by Jodi Forlizzi and Jessica Hodgins.

Taking a human-centered design approach, I set out to question the ways in which we are expected to interact with future technology. My background includes experience as a project manager, a UX designer and a producer/editor. You can read my full CV here.

What I Do

  • Interaction Design
  • Quantitative and Qualitative Research
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • User Experience Design
  • User Research


  • Prototyping: 3D Modeling, 3D Printing, Laser Cutting
  • Interface Design: Axure, Photoshop, Illustrator
  • Animation and Video Editing: Blender, Premiere
  • Programming: Java, Arduino, Processing, Python

My Work

Empathy Objects
  • Interaction Design
  • Research
  • Interaction Design
  • Research
  • UX / UI
  • Interaction Design
  • UX / UI
  • UX / UI


Luria, M., Hoffman, G., Zuckerman, O. (2017). Comparing Social Robot, Screen and Voice Interfaces for Smart-Home Control. Proceedings of CHI’17. ACM.

Luria, M., Hoffman, G., Zuckerman, O. (2016). Designing Vyo, a Robotic Smart Home Assistant: Bridging the Gap Between Device and Social Agent. Proceedings of the 25th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication.

Hoffman, G., Zuckerman, O., Hirschberger, G., Luria, M., & Shani-Sherman, T. (2015). Design and Evaluation of a Peripheral Robotic Conversation Companion. Proceedings of the 10th Annual International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (pp. 3-10). ACM. – Best paper award




Pittsburgh, PA

Other Favorites


I am a big theater lover, and a fan of work with masks, especially neutral ones. There is so much the body can express when eliminating voice and facial expressions.


Adventure games are my guilty pleasure. And puzzle games. Basically, any game where losing in not an option.


I do my best to engage in physical activity other than running around the lab. When I manage, I love to dance classical and modern ballet, hip-hop, and do yoga and pilates.


“You are a wonderful creation. You know more than you think you know, just as you know less than you want to know”.

The Picture of Dorian Gray. My all-time favorite book.

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