CV

Education

2002-2004
MA in Interaction Design, Special Distinction
Interaction Design Institute Ivrea, Ivrea, Italy

1996-2000
MA in Cognitive Psychology, Special Honors
Tel Aviv University, Israel

1992-1996
BA in Psychology and Economics
Tel Aviv University, Israel

Publications

Conference Proceedings

Daniil Umanski, Michal Rinott. 2016. The DrawBox Project. In Proceedings of the third Conference on Computation,Communication, Aesthetics and X, (xCOAX ’16). Bergamo, Italy.

Shachar Geiger, Michal Rinott. 2015. cArVATAR – A novel remote control for toy cars. In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction (TEI ’13). ACM, New York, NY, USA.

Lior Noy, Michal Rinott, Maya Avni. 2013. Ambient auditory feedback promotes synchronized improvisation. In: Proceedings of the International Symposium on Performance Science (ISPS 2013), Vienna Austria.

Michal Rinott, Shachar Geiger, Eran Gal-Or, and Luka Or. 2013. Cubes. In Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction (TEI ’13). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 397-398. [pdf]

Michal Rinott. 2011. A Platform for Alternative Sound Design. Poster presentation In Sonic Interaction Design, EU collaboration Cost Action final event, Oslo, Norway.

Inger Ekman and Michal Rinott. 2010. Using vocal sketching for designing sonic interactions. In Proceedings of the 8th ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS ’10). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 123-131. [pdf]

Dana Shwachman, Idan Arbel, Yossi Lugassi, Michal Rinott. 2010. Amusity. In Proceeding of Student Interaction Design and Research Conference, Umea, Sweden.

Michal Rinott. 2008. The laughing swing: Interacting with non-verbal human voice. In Proceedings of the 14th Int’l. Conf. on Auditory Display (ICAD 2008), Paris, France. [pdf]

Tal Drori and Michal Rinott. 2007. Pixel Materiali: A system for creating and understanding pixel animations. In Proceedings of the Conference on Interaction Design and Children (IDC ‘07), Aalborg, Denmark. [pdf]

Michal Rinott. 2005. SonicTexting. In CHI ’05 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’05). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 1144-1145. [pdf]

Book Chapters

K. Franinovic and S. Serafin, eds., “Sonic Interaction Design”,
MIT Press, 2013
Chapter title: SonicTexting – a Case Study
Author: M. Rinott

K. Franinovic and S. Serafin, eds., “Sonic Interaction Design”,
MIT Press, 2013
Chapter title: Pedagogical Approaches to Sonic Interaction Design
Authors: D. Rocchesso, M. Rinott, S. Serafin

D Rochesso, ed, “Explorations in Sonic Interaction Design”,
COST Office and Logos Verlag Berlin GmbH, 2011
Chapter title: Setching and Prototyping”
Authors: Pauletto, Rinott, López, Kessous, Franinovic, Drori, Costanza, Delle Monache, Hug [pdf]

T. Hermann, J. Neuhoff, A. Hunt, eds., “The Sonification Handbook”,
Logos Verlag-Berlin, 2011.
Chapter title: Sonic Interaction Design.
Authors: S. Serafin, M. Rinott, G. Lemaitre, K. Franinovic, T. Hermann

Conference Presentations

2013 IsraHCI – IsraHCI: The Second Israeli Human-Computer Interaction Research Conference
Demo Presentation: “cArVATAR – A Novel Remote Control For Toy Cars” (with Shachar Geiger)

2012 IsraHCI – IsraHCI: The First Israeli Human-Computer Interaction Research Conference
Demo Presentation: “Scribmate – a System for Handwriting Practice” (with Idit Minka)

2010 DIS 2010 – Conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS ’10), Aarhus, Denmark
”Using vocal sketching for designing sonic interactions” (with Inger Ekman)

2008 ICAD 2008 – The 14th International Conference on Auditory Display, Paris, France
Paper presentation: “The laughing swing: Interacting with non-verbal human voice”

2007 6th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children (IDC2007), Aalborg, Denmark
Paper presentation: “Pixel Materiali – a system for creating and understanding pixel animations”

2005 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI2005), Portland, USA
Paper presentation: “SonicTexting”

2004 Time Design Workshop, Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI2004), Vienna, Austria
Workshop presentation: “Experiences, attention and time”

Invited Lectures

2016 The Digital Museum conference, David Tower Museum
“Designing Interaction in the Museum: between the physical and digital”

2015 Women in Design conference, Holon Materials Library
“Technology as Material”

2014 IFA International Experts and Innovative Thinkers Summit, Berlin
“Moving Together”

2013 “Ma Nishtana Lecture series, ”Beit Michal, Rechovot
“Interaction Design”

2013 Innovation 2013, Ben Gurion University
“Poetic Interactions in a Technological Future” (Co-presented with Ido Lapidot, Intel)

2013 Design In Motion Conference, Holon Institute of Technology
“Moving Together”

2013 ‘Makers’ panel, the Israeli Presidential Conference
“Interaction and Synchronization”

2013 Maker Faire opening conference, Bloomfield Science Museum
“Interaction and Behavior”

2012 The College of Management, Interior Design Faculty Lecture series
“Doing together – on design and synchronization”

2012 Department of Design Annual conference, Kibbutzim College
“Behavioral Sciences in Design”

2012 Women creators in a technological Environment, Holon Mediatheque Symposium
“Interaction Design”

2011 Interaction Design – Visions of Present and Future, Holon, Israel
“Not just screens – Interactions in the physical world”

2009 Sketching Sonic Interaction Design, EU-funded international workshop, Holon Institute of Technology
“Sonic Sketching: An Introduction”

2009 Physicality in Human-Computer Interaction, Human Computer Interaction Seminar, HIT
“Desiging Interactions”

2009 HIT Engineering Lecture Series (חלון לחזון)
“Interaction Design- when designers meet engineers”

2008 NABA – Nuova Academia Di Belle Arte, Milan, Italy
Invited Seminar: “Sound in products”

2008 EPFL [Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne], Lausanne, Switzerland
Invited Lecture: “Auditory interactions”. Personal Interaction Studio’ course, Computer Science Department

2008 Shenkar College of Engineering and Design, Givataim, Israel
“The role of time in interaction design” Industrial design forum

2007 Bezalel Academy, Jerusalem, Israel
“Interaction design – from installation to academic conference”, Invited Lecture, TEXperience course

2007 MusraraMix festival, Musrara – School of Photography, Music & New Media Jerusalem, Israel
“Writing in the dark, and other things you can do with sound”

2006 BrainTrain2006: Systemic Inventive Thinking Conference, Mizpe Hayamim, Israel
“Designing the relationship between people and technology”

2006 Shenkar noon lecture series, Shenkar College of Engineering and Design, Givataim, Israel
“Designing digital devices”

2006 Bezalel Academy, Jerusalem, Israel
“People-centered design”, Invited Lecture, TEXperience course

2005 Bezalel Academy, Jerusalem, Israel
“Sound in interfaces”, Invited lecture, TEXperience course

2005 Interaction Design Seminar, Verona University, Verona, Italy
“Audio-Tactile”

2005 Facelift Festival, Genk, Belgium
Workshop: “Audio-Tactile”

2004 Interactive Sonification Workshop, Beilefeld, Germany
“Sonic interactions with mobile devices”

Participation in Exhibitions

2014 Victoria and Albert Museum, London, part of “The Big Draw” Illustration festival
The DrawBox Project

2014 Design Museum Holon, Design Week
The DrawBox Project

2013 Design Museum London, ”One Off” event
Video presentation of “Cubes” as part of the Design Museum Holon collection

2013 ArsCampus, Ars Electronica Festival, Linz, Austria
“Cubes” installation

2012 Tel Aviv Museum of Art, ‘Art Any Way’ exhibition, Tel Aviv Israel
“Bike for Two” installation

2012 ‘The Forces We Cannot See’ Exhibition, Bloomfield Science Museum Jerusalem, Israel
“Laughing Swing” installation

2011 ‘Decode’ Exhibition, Design Museum Holon, Israel
“Cubes” installation

2012 Art Year Opening Event, The performing arts concourse, Tel Aviv Israel
“Pixel Materiali” installation

2007 Building Interactive Playgrounds Festival, Florence, Italy
“The Laughing Swing” installation

2007 Hapzura Festival, Holon, Israel
“Musical Chairs” installation

2007 Hapzura Festival, Holon, Israel
“The Laughing Swing” installation

2006 Digital Wellbeing Labs, The Shop at Bluebird, London, UK
“The Laughing Swing” installation

2005 Touch Me Exhibition, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK
“SonicTexting” installation

2005 Interactivity Chamber, CHI2005 Conference, Portland, USA
“SonicTexting” installation

2004 “BITE – A Taste of Interactive Installations”, Fondazione Sandretto Museum, Torino, Italy
“SonicTexting” installation

2004 Technologic@mente Museum, Ivrea, Italy
Pixel Materiali installation

2004 Genova Science Fair, Genova, Italy
“The Portrait Workshops” installation

2004 Triennale Museum, Salone Del Mobile, Milan, Italy
“SonicTexting” installation

Academic roles, conference and workshop organizations, journal reviewerships

2016 – Conference co-chair, 4th Israeli Human-Computer Interaction Research Conference (IsraHCI)

2015 – Founding Director, The Kadar Design and Technology Center, Shenkar

2015 – Demo Track chair, 3rd Israeli Human-Computer Interaction Research Conference (IsraHCI)

2008- Initiator, Creator, Head: The Interaction Lab
now I created this center for Interaction Design teaching and research in the Holon Institute of Technology.
Activities include special interdisciplinary courses, collaborations with industry (e.g. Intel), community projects (e.g. with Holon school children), workshops, exhibitions (in the Design Museum Holon, the Garage Geeks) open house days, collaborations with museums, organizations and much more.
The lab’s website (interaction.hit. ac.il) and blog (idho.org.il) are youtube channel are vibrant windows to these activities.

2013 Video Track chair, Israeli Human-Computer Interaction Research Conference (IsraCHI)

2011 Academic consultant and panel moderator: “Interaction Design in Israel” seminar, Design Museum Holon

2011 Curation of video exhibit, Decode, Holon Design Museum

2011 Reviewer – Sound, Music and Computing conference, 2011

2011 Interaction Design – Visions of Present and Future Seminar, HIT Holon, Israel
Organizer of seminar with world renown Interaction Designer, writer and educator Nathan Shedroff.

2011 Hosted Dr. Franinovic of Zurich University of the artsin the Interaction Lab for shared research, , EU funded Short Term Scientific Mission, HIT Holon

2010 Program committee – HAID 2010 conference, Haptic and Audio Interaction

2009- Israeli delegate to the 4-year research forum (COST action IC1601) on Sonic Interaction Design
2011 Particiapted in research meetings and workshops throughout Europe, was a member of the “Product Sound Design” working group.

2011 Jury member – The MILBAT prize for the development of a Assitive device for people with disabilites

2010 Useful Toys Vs Useless Tools – Initiator and Organizer of workshop with international Interaction Designer, Victor Vina. In collaboration with Cervantes Institute, in HIT Holon

2009 HIT Meets IDC II– Organization and guidance of a collaboration with IDC Herzelia Media Innovation Lab – a 2 day workshop with students from both institutions

2009 Sonic Sketching Workshop – Intiation, organization and hosting of an international workshop at HIT.
20 European participants from 13 countries and 20 participants from the local design community.

2009 Hosted Dr. Loic Kessous (France) in the Interaction Lab for shared research,
EU funded Short Term Scientific Mission, HIT Holon

2009 Hosted Tal Drori in the Interaction Lab for shared research,
EU funded Short Term Scientific Mission, HIT Holon

2009 Hosted Dr. Enrico Costzna of EPFL Lausanne in the Interaction Lab for shared research, EU funded Short Term Scientific Mission, HIT Holon

2009- Initiation and curation of Lecture series: “The Interacion Lab Presents”,
2010 which hosted international speakers such as Dr. Ofer Bergman (Sheffield University, UK), Dr. Enrico Costanza (EPFL, Switzerand), Victor Vina (Elissava Deisgn School, Spain)

2008 HIT Meets IDC I – Organization and guidance of a collaboration with IDC Herzelia Media Innovation Lab – a 2 day workshop with students from both institutions

2008 Reviewer, International Journal of Human-Computer Studies

2008 Reviewer, ARTECH 2008, 4th International Conference on Digital Arts

2008 Reviewer, ACM TACCESS Journal

Selected Consulting Work

2011-2012 Tyto, Tel Aviv, Israel
Innovative mobile-health solution product

2008- Soluto Ltd., Tel Aviv, Israel – Interaction research and design for software aimed to resolve common end-users’ 2009 PC frustrations using collective net-based wisdom.

2007- Intercure Ltd., Lod, Israel – Interactive therapeutic devices, working on innovative device for alleviating high 2008 blood pressure through musically-guided breathing.

2006-2007 Biopad Ltd., Tel-Aviv, Israel – Fetal movement monitor.
Innovative home-use medical device for pregnant women

2006-2007 Waves Audio Ltd., Tel-Aviv, Israel – iGTR. Innovative product for guitar players

2005 Interaction-Design Institute, Ivrea, Italy. Skills – European Union FP7 integrated project. 
 Planned and composed the interaction design sections of the project proposal, which received 1M Euro funding

2005 Experientia (for Nokia) – NOKIA multiple device concepts.
Part of concept team developing future scenarios and concepts

2005 ID-Laboratory, Milan, Italy Interaction – ID-lab concept shop.
Development of a virtual-physical concept shop for communicating the philosophy of the interaction design laboratory

2004 Interaction – Design Institute, Ivrea, Italy
Sony – Turin Olympics project. Interaction concepts for Sony’s participation in Winter Olympics with Sony, Anthony Dunne and Fiona Raby

2003 IDEO, London, UK (Intern) – Sound in interaction design. Initiated and led an internal project on the use of sound in the design of household appliances

2000 Verint (Pamam) – Reliant and Ultra systems.
Management and creation of Browser-based graphical user interface

2000 Vimatix (Pamam) – Animation creation environment.
Management and creation of graphical user interface

Other

Patents :

Fetal Wellbeing Monitoring Apparatus and Pad Therof
Berger, Hazan & Rinott, 2011
US Patent No. 8,075,500B2

Grants:

2010 Cost- European Cooperation in Science and Technology
Short Term Scientific Mission – “Platform for Alternative Sound Designs’ (2000 Euro)

2011- The Porter Foundation – continuing support of the Cubes project (20,000 Pounds)
2013