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ATLAS research helps define the future of human-computer interaction

May 1, 2020

At a time when the field of human-computer interaction is becoming more important than ever, ATLAS researchers are making substantial contributions, contributing nine papers and two workshops to CHI '20.

Laura Devendorf weaves on a loom.

NSF CAREER Award supports Devendorf’s research in smart textile development

April 15, 2020

Laura Devendorf, an assistant professor of information science with the ATLAS Institute, has received a National Science Foundation CAREER award, providing $550,000 over five years to support the development of smart textiles. The award is one of the most prestigious given to faculty in the early phases of their careers.

Fabric and conductive fibers

Creative collaborations with machines

Jan. 8, 2020

In this cover article in ACM "Interactions" magazine, Assistant Professor Laura Devendorf and associated researchers propose a new kind of digital craftsmanship, one "in which we may craft with the digital and find ways to make the machines craft along with us, in some kind of digital crafts-machine-ship."

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Laura Devendorf attends Sketching in Hardware

Sept. 27, 2019

Laura Devendorf assistant professor, attends Sketching in Hardware , an annual meeting exploring design tools for embedded hardware, Sept. 27-30 in Detroit, Michigan.

Clement presenting his research at the DIS '19 conference.

ATLAS makes its mark at DIS'19

July 10, 2019

Researchers from ATLAS Institute's THING, ACME and Unstable Design labs took home "Best Paper" and "Best Pictorial" awards as well as contributed four research presentations at the ACM conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS '19), held in San Diego, June 23-28.

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Artist and weaver Sandra Wirtanen joins the Unstable Design Lab for summer as a practice-based researcher-in-residence

June 28, 2019

The Unstable Design Lab welcomes Finland-based Sandra Wirtanen, a recently graduated designer from Aalto University, as a practice-based researcher-in-residence for July and August.

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Undergraduate researcher Josephine Klefeker presents paper at DIS '19 conference.

June 27, 2019

"Envisioning Reflective, Relaxing, and Restorative Design with ASMR," authored by Josephine Klefeker and Laura Devendorf, was presented by lead author, Klefeker, during the works-in-progress track of the 2019 Designing Interactive Systems Conference (DIS '19). Klefeker is an undergraduate researcher in the Unstable Design Lab, where her research interests include using technology to provoke introspection as well as to develop meditative forms of interaction.

Two Sensing Kirigami lampshades sit on a table with a pine cone between them.

“Sensing Kirigami,” authored by Clement Zheng, HyunJoo Oh, Laura Devendorf, and Ellen Yi-Luen Do, wins "Best Pictorial" award at DIS '19 conference

June 26, 2019

“Sensing Kirigami,” authored by Clement Zheng, HyunJoo Oh, Laura Devendorf, and Ellen Yi-Luen Do, won the "Best Pictorial" award at the Designing Interactive Systems Conference (DIS '19), held in San Diego June 23-28. Lead author, Zheng, an ATLAS PhD student, presented the research during the conference's Deformable and Novel Materials track.

Lea Albaugh surrounded by Laura Devendorf and others at the ACM Symposium on Computational Fabrication

Lea Albaugh, textile researcher at Carnegie Mellon, to work with the Unstable Design Lab Summer 2019

June 18, 2019

Lea Albaugh is a PhD student in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, where her research interests include textiles fabrication, design for bodies and spaces and interactive narrative. Her work in the Unstable Design Lab this summer will explore how to make the process of digital textile fabrication...

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Laura Devendorf gives keynote presentation at the Symposium of Computational Fabrication at Carnegie Mellon University, June 16

June 16, 2019

Laura Devendorf gave a keynote presentation at the Symposium of Computational Fabrication at Carnegie Mellon University, June 16, where she presented her research on smart textiles and wearable technology. Devendorf is an assistant professor at the ATLAS Institute and the director of the Unstable Design Lab, where her research interests include smart textiles, human-computer interactions (HCI) and design research.