The four projects presented by ATLAS at DIS'22

ATLAS research front and center at DIS’22

June 29, 2022

Researchers from ATLAS Institute's Unstable Design, THING, Living Matter and Superhuman Computing labs presented four papers, including three that received “Honorable Mention” awards, at the ACM conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS '22).


DIS'22: Living Matter and Unstable Design labs introduce biofoam

June 21, 2022

Exploring biofoam as a Material for Tangible Interaction, authored by Eldy S. Lazaro Vasquez, Netta Ofer, Shanel Wu, Mary Etta West, Mirela Alistar and Laura Devendorf introduced the DIS audience to biofoam, a water soluble and biodegradable material that can be made conductive.

Shanel Wu

Shanel Wu chosen as OSHWA Open Hardware Trailblazer Fellow

June 16, 2022

ATLAS PhD Candidate Shanel Wu (they/them) recently was awarded a $50,000 Open Source Hardware Association (OSHWA) Traiblazer Fellowship. Wu, a member of Assistant Professor Laura Devendorf's Unstable Design Lab, will use the fellowship to support their dissertation project, making open hardware interfaces for the loom and using that as a case study to explore issues of doing open hardware in academia.

Shanel Wu  bends over by a log. Wu wove the vest she is wearing on a traditional 4-shaft floor loom, integrating digital air quality sensors for outdoor workers in polluted environments.

Shanel Wu: Designing e-textiles with sustainability in mind

Feb. 9, 2022

ATLAS PhD student Shanel Wu is tackling how to reduce the waste from the rapidly expanding e-textile industry by investigating design practices that make it easier to recycle or reuse electronics and the textiles in which they are embedded.

Shanel Wu demonstrates tablet weaving at a research showcase for human-computer interaction and information science.

ATLAS PhD Student Shanel Wu discusses their smart textiles work in Gist Yarn podcast

April 12, 2021

Shanel Wu, ATLAS PhD student, discusses their work with smart textiles, weaving, computational craft and hardware hacking in this fiber arts podcast.

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E-Textiles, Smart Textiles, Flexible Hybrid Electronics: Who’s Saying What?

Aug. 14, 2020

In a project led by ATLAS PhD student, Shanel Wu, the Unstable Design Lab and LOOMIA jointly ran a survey asking those working in e-textiles how they liked to talk about their work. The results are a fascinating exploratory poke into the interdisciplinary nature of the emerging e-textiles field.

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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.

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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.

Nicole Johnson and Abigail Zimmermann-Niefeld

ATLAS PhD students honored by National Science Foundation

April 10, 2019

ATLAS PhD student Nicole Johnson and affiliated ATLAS PhD student Abby Zimmerman-Niefield have been selected as 2019 National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) fellows.