Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have used an inexpensive 3-D printer to produce flat plastic items that, when heated, fold themselves into predetermined shapes, such as a rose, a boat or even a bunny.
Does a touchscreen display distract visitors from the cultural museum artifacts it supports?
A team of learning scientists and computer scientists collaborated with museum curators to analyze the role of digital display technology in visitor learning in a collections-based exhibit.
The Project on Virtual Possessions investigates how people make sense of and construct value with their ever-increasing collections of virtual things. These include items that were formerly material (i.e.Design Research Faculty
This project explores novel opportunities for how innovators can obtain and make sense of diverse feedback from potential stakeholders or customers. We have been developing tools to enable innovators to post designs, to author evaluation criteria, to recruit feedback providers through social media or other online forums, and to visualize conflicting feedback so as to prioritize changes for future iterations of designs.Design Research Faculty