Augmented Participatory Design Won ACM SRC Award

Augmented Participatory Design” is an augmented reality platform and methodology that integrates pen, paper, and physical models for remote collaboration and participatory design. This research was presented at SIGGRAPH 2013 (ACM Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Technique), CA, USA, advanced in three judging rounds and selected as a winner for the ACM Research Competition.

LightByte

LightByte, a massive interactive sun pixel façade, modifies the sun’s rays at your whim into intricate shapes. It turns sunlight into an expressive medium to carry information, communicate idea and to shape your own shadows (see interactions).

Hundreds of individually controlled servo flaps which act like “sun pixels” allow LightByte to let in or block sunlight to varying degrees. Hidden behind the scene, it involves computing algorithms and kinetic mechanisms to animate light through these sun pixels. Wood is deliberately chosen to form the light-tuning façade. The wood, from its texture to the sound it produces, recalls patterns on the forest floor as interplay of shadow and light.

Encompassing the digital and the natural, LightByte attempts to encourage a dialog between the two in the urban jungle.

Fostering Arts and Design, Barcelona

MoveInk: Conducting an Animated Journey

MoveInk transforms your drawing on paper into an interactive animation. It turns a pen into a time-traveling wand, and invites you to visit the mystery of a creation process that is non-visible upon the completion of the final form.

Featured Projects

LightByte, a massive interactive sun pixel façade, modifies the sun’s rays at your whim into intricate shapes. It turns sunlight into an expressive medium to carry information, communicate idea and to shape your own shadows  (see interactions).

Selected by a jury of 49 international experts from 4,615 products, communication designs and packaging in 55 countries, LightByte won 2014 iF Design Award. It has been featured in the new permanent iF design exhibition Hamburg, Germany and the iF online exhibition.

MoveInk transforms your drawing on paper into an interactive animation. It turns a pen into a time-traveling wand, and invites you to visit the mystery of a creation process that is non-visible upon the completion of the final form.

Augmented Participatory Design

Augmented Participatory Design” is an augmented reality platform and methodology that integrates pen, paper, and physical models for remote collaboration and participatory design.

After three judging rounds of written paper and oral presentations, this research was selected as a winner for 2013 ACM Student Research Competition (graduate track) awarded at SIGGRAPH 2013.

Exhibitions and Projects

Emotional Arcade @ New Media Center, New York, USA

Filling the balloons with emotions through wearable brain-activity sensors, visitors to this exhibitions competed with each other to see whose balloons exploded first.  This interactive installation was commissioned by IDFA and co-produced with the Media Center at the...

Campaign Finance Machine

The United States presidential election of 2012 was the 57th quadrennial presidential election. As of May 5th, 2012, over $419,000,000 has been contributed to all candidates to run for the position of the President of the USA.   The Campaign Finance Machine is an...

FlickInk: Beyond Pen and Paper

FlickInk is exhibited in SIGGRAPH Asia 2012 Emerging Technologies at Singapore Expo. Although multi-touch screens and display technologies have moved computing onto table and whiteboard surfaces, one of the biggest challenges in collaborative creation is how to...

Brain Jukebox

The Brain Jukebox aimed to reconstruct sound sequences from the mental patterns of listeners and plays it back to the audience.   Brain Jukebox was a work collaborated with professor Pawan Sinha. It was presented at MIT 150  FAST Arts Festival @ Kresge...

Connected Strangers

Connected Strangers: Manipulating Social Perceptions to Study Trust. How can we leverage the uncertainty of interactions between strangers to motivate trust?

MoSS: Mobile Smart Services

  MoSS (Mobile Smart Services) was nominated for the Outstanding Paper Award in 2011 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems (CTS 2011)   MoSS is Mobile Smart Services for Ubiquitous Network Management. It is an intelligence-based...