|Understanding Novice Designers||Developing New Design Tools||Making Cool and Fun Things|
11 December 2013. We presented our paper at the 23rd International Conference on Artificial Reality and Tele Existance in Tokyo and received the best paper award.
13 November 2013. We demoed the Photochromic Carpet and Alphabet Shoes at ACE (Advances Computer Entertainment) in Twente, Netherlands. The carpet consists of color changing smart material that is activated by footsteps. In that way a floor becomes a playful canvas for children to explore.
11 October 2013. We presented a paper at ACM UIST in St. Andrews in the U.K. regarding the efficients layouts for CNC fabrication. Although there are many sophisticated methods available for packing 2D shapes, oftentimes a human in the loop in required to sasify soft constraints, for instance, to make tradeoffs between aesthetics and reducing material waste.