Nikolas Martelaro

Assistant Professor - Human-Computer Interaction Institute - Carnegie Mellon University

nikmart@cmu.edu


Design Researcher

Hi, I'm Nik. I am an Assistant Professor at Carnegie Mellon's Human-Computer Interaction Institute. My lab focuses on augmenting designer's capabilities through the use of new technology and design methods. My interest in developing new ways to support designers stems from my interest in creating interactive and intelligent products. I blend a background in product design methods, interaction design, human-robot interaction, and mechatronic engineering to build tools and methods that allow designers to understand people better and to create more human-centered products. Before moving to the HCII, I was a researcher in the Digital Experiences group at the Accenture Technology Labs. I graduated with my Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford's Center for Design Research where I was co-advised by Larry Leifer and Wendy Ju.

Publications


Workshop Paper - MSR New Future of Work 2020

Nikolas Martelaro. 2020. Exploring the Future of Remote Research. New Future of Work 2020. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/publication/exploring-the-future-of-remote-user-research/

Nikolas Martelaro, Sarah Mennicken, Jennifer Thom, Henriette Cramer, and Wendy Ju. 2020. Using Remote Controlled Speech Agents to Explore Music Experience in Context. In Proceedings of the 2020 ACM on Designing Interactive Systems Conference (DIS ’20). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, 2065–2076. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1145/3357236.3395440

Nikolas Martelaro, Jaime Teevan, and Shamsi T. Iqbal. 2019. An Exploration of Speech-Based Productivity Support in the Car. In CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Proceedings (CHI 2019), May 4–9, 2019, Glasgow, Scotland UK. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 12 pages. https://doi.org/10.1145/3290605.3300494

Rob Semmens, Nikolas Martelaro, Pushyami Kaveti, Simon Stent, and Wendy Ju. 2019. Is Now A Good Time? An Empirical Study of Vehicle-Driver Communication Timing. In CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Proceedings (CHI 2019), May 4– 9, 2019, Glasgow, Scotland UK. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 12 pages. https://doi.org/10.1145/3290605.3300867

David Sirkin, Nikolas Martelaro, and Wendy Ju. 2019. Make This! Introduction to Electronics Prototyping Using Arduino. In CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Extended Abstracts (CHI’19 Extended Abstracts), May 4–9, 2019, Glasgow, Scotland UK. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 4 pages. https://doi.org/10.1145/3290607.3298807

Book Chapter - The Social Internet of Things

Nikolas Martelaroand Wendy Ju. 2018. The Needfinding Machine. The Social Internet of Things, 51-84. Springer

Nikolas Martelaro and Wendy Ju. 2018. Cybernetics and the design of the user experience of AI systems. Interactions 25, 6 (October 2018), 38-41. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3274570

Book Chapter - The Social Internet of Things

Nikolas Martelaroand Wendy Ju. 2018. The Needfinding Machine. The Social Internet of Things, 51-84. Springer

Book Chapter - Design Thinking Research

Nikolas Martelaro, Wendy Ju and Mark Horowitz. 2018. The Interaction Engine. In Design Thinking Research, pp. 147-169. Springer, Cham, 2018.

Workshop - CHI '17

Naomi T. Fitter, Heather Knight, Nikolas Martelaro, and David Sirkin. 2017. What Actors can Teach Robots. In Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA '17). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 574-580. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3027063.3027078

David Sirkin, Nikolas Martelaro, Mishel Johns, and Wendy Ju. 2017. Toward Measurement of Situation Awareness in Autonomous Vehicles. In Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '17). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 405-415. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3025453.3025822

HRI Pioneers Workshop - HRI '17

Nikolas Martelaro and Wendy Ju. 2017. The Needfinding Machine. In Proceedings of the Companion of the 2017 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI '17). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 355-356. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3029798.3034811

Dylan Moore, Hamish Tennent, Nikolas Martelaro, and Wendy Ju. 2017. Making Noise Intentional: A Study of Servo Sound Perception. In Proceedings of the 2017 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI '17). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 12-21. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/2909824.3020238

Nikolas Martelaro and Wendy Ju. 2017. WoZ Way: Enabling Real-time Remote Interaction Prototyping & Observation in On-road Vehicles. In Proceedings of the 2017 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW '17). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 169-182. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/2998181.2998293

Nikolas Martelaro and Wendy Ju. 2017. WoZ Way: Enabling Real-time Remote Interaction Prototyping & Observation in On-road Vehicles. In Companion of the 2017 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW '17 Companion). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 21-24. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3022198.3023271

David Sirkin, Nikolas Martelaro, and Wendy Ju. 2016. Make This!: Introduction to Electronics Prototyping Using Arduino. In Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA '16). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 980-983. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2851581.2856673

Position Paper - AAAI '16 Spring Symposium

Nikolas Martelaro. Wizard-of-Oz Interfaces as a Step Towards Autonomous HRI. AAAI 2016 Spring Symposium. March 21-23, 2016. Stanford, California, USA.

Nikolas Martelaro, Victoria C. Nneji, Wendy Ju, Pamela Hinds. Tell Me More: Designing HRI to encourage more trust, disclosure and companionship. Accepted to Human Robot Interaction (HRI 2016). March 7-10, 2016. Christchurch, New Zealand.

Workshop - HRI '16

David Sirkin, Nik Martelaro, Hamish Tennent, Mishel Johns, Brian Mok, Wendy Ju, Guy Hoffman, Heather Knight, Bilge Mutlu, and Leila Takayama. 2016. Design Skills for HRI. In The Eleventh ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human Robot Interation (HRI '16). IEEE Press, Piscataway, NJ, USA, 581-582.

Nikolas Martelaro, Michael Shiloh, and Wendy Ju. 2016. The Interaction Engine: Tools for Prototyping Connected Devices. In Proceedings of the TEI '16: Tenth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction (TEI '16). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 762-765. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2839462.2854117

Marco Spadafora, Victor Chahuneau, Nikolas Martelaro, David Sirkin, and Wendy Ju. 2016. Designing the Behavior of Interactive Objects. In Proceedings of the TEI '16: Tenth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction (TEI '16). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 70-77. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2839462.2839502

Nikolas Martelaro, David Sirkin, and Wendy Ju. 2015. DAZE: a real-time situation awareness measurement tool for driving. Adjunct Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications, ACM, 158–163.

Sonia Baltodano, Srinath Sibi, Nikolas Martelaro, Nikhil Gowda, and Wendy Ju. 2015. The RRADS platform: a real road autonomous driving simulator. Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications, ACM, 281–288.

Malte F. Jung, Nikolas Martelaro, and Pamela J. Hinds. 2015. Using Robots to Moderate Team Conflict: The Case of Repairing Violations. Proceedings of the Tenth Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, ACM, 229–236.

Nikolas Martelaro, Malte Jung, and Pamela Hinds. 2015. Using Robots to Moderate Team Conflict: The Case of Repairing Violations. Proceedings of the Tenth Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction Extended Abstracts, ACM, 271–271.

Sonia Baltodano, Srinath Sibi, Nikolas Martelaro, Nikhil Gowda, and Wendy Ju. 2015. RRADS: Real Road Autonomous Driving Simulation. Proceedings of the Tenth Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction Extended Abstracts, ACM, 283–283.

Nikolas Martelaro, Shameek Ganguly, Martin Steinert, and Malte Jung. 2015. The Personal Trait Myth: A Comparative Analysis of the Innovation Impact of Design Thinking Tools and Personal Traits. In Design Thinking Research. Springer, 41–57.

Malte F. Jung, Nikolas Martelaro, Halsey Hoster, and Clifford Nass. 2014. Participatory materials: having a reflective conversation with an artifact in the making. Proceedings of the 2014 conference on Designing interactive systems, ACM, 25–34.

Ozgur Eris, Nikolas Martelaro, and Petra Badke-Schaub. 2014. A comparative analysis of multimodal communication during design sketching in co-located and distributed environments. Design Studies 35, 6: 559–592.


Education


Stanford University

September 2018

Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering

Stanford University

April 2015

MS Mechanical Engineering

Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

May 2012

BS Engineering: Design

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