• Ken Nakagaki

    Interaction Designer / HCI Researcher @MIT Media Lab

  • 'Tangible Curiosity'

    I invent and speculate in the gap between our fingertips and the physical world, with means of physical computing, robotics, and HCI (Human-Computer Interaction) research.

     

    Driven by curiosity and tangible prototyping processes, I investigate the future of physical space and materials coupled with computation for novel physical experiences.

     

    ..too abstract? A more concrete research statement can be found here ;D

    (Please refer to Tangible Media Group web and Google Scholar as well.)

  • IU35 JP 

    Presentation Video (4 mins)

    *日本語プレゼンはこちら

  • Selected Research

    See Full Portfolio here (In-Progress)

    HERMITS

    Mechanical Shell Add-ons for Robotic TUIs

    [UIST '20, Nakagaki et al]

    PDF | ACM | Video | Web

    Venous Materials

    Interactive Fluidic Mechanism

    [CHI '20, Mor et al]

    FastCo Innovation by Design Awards

    PDF | ACM | Video | Web

    TRANS-DOCK

    Shape Displays with Interchangeable Transducers

    [TEI '20, Nakagaki et al]

    PDF | ACM | Video | Web

    inFORCE

    Bi-directional 'Force' Shape Display

    [TEI '19, Nakagaki et al]

    Honorable Mention Award

    PDF | ACM | Video | Web

    Force Jacket

    Pneumatically-Actuated Jacket for Embodied Haptic Experiences

    [CHI '18, Delazio et al]

    PDF | ACM | Video | Web

    AnimaStage

    Animated Craft on Shape Display

    [DIS '17, Nakagaki et al]

    PDF | ACM | Video | Web

    ChainFORM

    Modular Line-based Shape Changing UIs

    [UIST '16, Nakagaki et al]

    YouFab Award - Finalist

    PDF | ACM | Video | Web

    Materiable

    Representing Material Property with Shape Changing UIs

    [CHI '16, Nakagaki et al]

    Honorable Mention Award

    PDF | ACM | Video | Web

    LineFORM

    Line-based Shape Changing UIs

    [UIST '15, Nakagaki et al]

    Golden A' Design Award

    PDF | ACM | Video | Web

    TRANSFORM

    Dynamic and Adaptive Furniture

    [CHI '15 EA, Vink et al]

    Golden Mouse Award

    PDF | ACM | Video | Web  

    COMP*PASS

    Digitally Augmented Compass

    [CHI '14 Interactivity, Nakagaki et al]

    James Dyson Award - TOP20

    PDF | ACM | Video

    Petanko Roller

    Rolling Pin-based Haptic Interface

    [ACE '13, Nakagaki et al]

    Japan Media Arts Festival - Jury Selections

    PDF | Springer | Video
  • Career and Education

    View the Full CV here

    MIT Media Lab

    M.S and Ph.D

    Cambridge, MA USA

    Sep 2014 - [Expected: Aug 2021]

    Tangible Media Group

    Research Assistant

    Cambridge, MA USA

    Sep 2014 - [Current]

    Disney Research Pittsburgh

    Research Associate (Intern)

    Pittsburgh, PA USA

    May - Aug 2017

    Keio Univ. SFC

    B.A. and M.M.G

    Kanagawa, JAPAN

    Apr 2009 - Aug 2014

    Yasuaki Kakehi Lab.

    Bachelor and M.S

    Kanagawa, JAPAN (now in Univ. of Tokyo)
    Apr 2010 - Sep 2014

     

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