Registration opens for second annual Whaaat!? festival

Sept. 14, 2019

The 2019 Whaaat!? festival is almost here, and like last year's inaugural event, it promises something for every game aficionado: weird new games, old dusty games, overlooked gems, games with bizarre controllers, games that live in art museums and even games that may start arguments over what the game actually...

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.

Ellen Yi-Luen Do

Ellen Yi-Luen Do on organizing committees for C&C and DIS '19 conferences held in June in San Diego.

June 27, 2019

Ellen Yi-Luen Do, a professor at the ATLAS Institute and the director of the A Creativity Machine Environment (ACME) Lab, was on the steering and organizing committees for the C&C conference, on the DIS'19 organizing committee, and chaired the Design Methods and Progress track for DIS. She also chaired sessions on virtual reality and education.

Hot SWAP parts

Peter Gyory's and Clement Zheng's HOT SWAP game showcases at DIS '19 in San Diego, held June 23-28.

June 27, 2019

Peter Gyory and Clement Zheng, PhD students and lecturers at the ATLAS Institute, both do research for the ACME and THING laboratories. Their HOT SWAP game was showcased during the Provocations and Work-in-Progress session at the Designing Interactive Systems Conference (DIS '19) held in San Diego, June 23-28.

Ryo Suzuki

Ryo Suzuki and others win "Best Paper" award for MorphIO project at DIS '19 conference.

June 27, 2019

"MorphIO: Entirely Soft Sensing and Actuation Modules for Programming Shape Changes through Tangible Interaction," authored by Ryo Suzuki and researchers from Keio University and The University of Tokyo in Japan, won a "Best Paper" award at the 2019 Designing Interactive Systems Conference (DIS '19) held in San Diego June 23-28. Suzuki, an ATLAS affiliated PhD student who does research for the ACME and THING laboratories, presented the research during the DIS '19 Shape Changes Interfaces Track.

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...

Photo of Boulder Public Library

Mikhaila Friske, Shanel Wu and Nathalia Capreuguer França organize Antiuniversity Now: (re)claimed workshop series.

June 17, 2019

Mikhaila Friske and Shanel Wu, PhD students and researchers in the Unstable Design Lab, along with Nathalia Capreuguer França, a visiting research student from Università di Trento, organized Antiuniversity Now: (re)claimed workshop series at the Boulder Public Library, June 21-22.