About Me

My passion is research in the fields of Human-Robot and Human-Computer Interaction.

I love creating and designing new interactions and I’m especially into movement of robots and everyday objects.

I am currently a Ph.D student at Carnegie Mellon University, advised by Jodi Forlizzi and Jessica Hodgins. Previously I conducted research at the Media Innovation Lab at IDC Herzliya. I also have experience working as a UX designer, a project manager and a producer/editor. My full CV is available here.

I am equally drawn to technology and performing arts, and try to integrate the two in my work.

What I Do

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

Skills

  • Interface Design: Axure, Photoshop, Illustrator
  • Prototyping: 3D Printing, Laser Cutting, Fusion CAD
  • Animation and Video Editing: Blender, AVID
  • Programming: Java, Arduino, Processing

My Work

Empathy Objects
  • Interaction Design
  • Research
Vyo
  • Interaction Design
  • Research
Dona
  • UX / UI
Squeemo
  • Interaction Design
GreenIQ
  • UX / UI
TangiPlan
  • UX / UI

Other Things I Love

THEATER


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.

GAMES


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

DANCE


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.

LITERATURE


“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.

Email

luria.mic@gmail.com

Phone

+1 (412) 503 2595

Location

Pittsburgh, PA

You can also contact me here