GVU Center Brown Bag Seminar: HyunJoo Oh "Everyday Materials Transformed by Computing"

GVU Center Brown Bag Seminar: HyunJoo Oh "Everyday Materials Transformed by Computing"

Speaker: HyunJoo Oh
Date: 2019-10-31 12:00:00
Location: TSRB (1st Floor Ballroom)

Everyday Materials Transformed by Computing

ABSTRACT
Look around at some of the familiar objects and materials in your surroundings. These things can be transformed. By combining everyday materials with computing, we can extend and reimagine their expressive and functional possibilities. We can also invite people to explore a new design space through making. In this talk, HyunJoo will present her recent work in integrating paper and recycled materials with computing and discuss a suite of computational design tools her research team has developed. She will describe how combinations of everyday materials with computation can expand creative possibilities while leveraging familiarity to empower designers and learners.

SPEAKER BIO
HyunJoo Oh is an assistant professor with a joint appointment in the School of Industrial Design and the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Tech. Working at the intersection of Human-Computer Interaction and Design, she develops computational design tools that integrate everyday materials with computing. Her work investigates fundamental questions on how people see and think, and make, in particular how those are closely linked and shape each other. Her work has been published and exhibited at ACM SIGCHI conferences such as CHI, TEI, and DIS, and featured in venues including CNET and Maker Ed.