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.

Sandra Wirtanen

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.

Josephine Klefeker

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...

Laura Devendorf

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.

Laura Devendorf

Laura Devendorf, assistant professor, participates in a week-long "textiles jam" exploring generative design for machine knitting at the Carnegie Mellon (CMU) Textiles Lab June 10-14. 

June 14, 2019

Unstable Design Lab director Laura Devendorf visited the Carnegie Mellon Textiles Lab to participate in a week-long "textiles jam" in June.

Sandra Wirtanen at Aalto University Department of Applied Physics laboratory measuring performance of textile prototypes.

Unstable Design Lab announces researcher-in-residence for summer weaving residency

May 13, 2019

After reviewing more than 200 applications from around the globe, the Unstable Design Lab at CU Boulder's ATLAS Institute selected Sandra Wirtanen as its first researcher-in-residence for the 2019 Experimental Weaving Residency to Bridge Art and Engineering, which aims to promote collaboration between fiber-artists and CU Boulder scientists and engineers...

Laura Devendorf

Unstable Design Lab announces new experimental weaving residency

Jan. 14, 2019

The Unstable Design Lab at the University of Colorado Boulder's ATLAS Institute is pleased to announce the creation of an experimental weaving residency. This residency will be held for six weeks in the summer of 2019 and has been generously supported by the Center for Craft, Creativity, and Design.

Laura Devendorf

Digital loom arrives in Unstable Design Lab

Oct. 10, 2018

The custom-made TC2 Digital Jacquard loom–all 1,000 pounds of it–has arrived and is now assembled in Assistant Professor Laura Devendorf 's Unstable Design Lab . First projects will focus on just learning to use it, Devendorf says, but after that she plans to utilize more complex fabrics with integrated sensing...