• 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 interaction design.
     

    (This portfolio page is still in progress of renewal! Refer to Tangible Media Group web as well.)

  • Selected Publication / Research

    See the full-list of Previous Work here

    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]

    PDF | ACM | Video | Web

    TRANS-DOCK

    Shape Displays with Mechanical Transducers

    [TEI '20, Nakagaki et al]

    PDF | ACM | Video | Web

    SCALE

    Force-based Interaction Toolkit

    [UIST '19, Yoshida 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

    Materiable

    Representing Material Property with Shape Changing UIs

    [CHI '16, Nakagaki et al]

    Honorable Mention Award

    PDF | ACM | Video | Web

    ChainFORM

    Modular Line-based Shape Changing UIs

    [UIST '16, Nakagaki et al]

    PDF | ACM | Video | Web

    LineFORM

    Interaction Design with Line-based Shape Changing UIs

    [UIST '15, Nakagaki et al]

    PDF | ACM | Video | Web

    COMP*PASS

    Digitally Enhanced Compass

    [CHI '14 Interactivity, Nakagaki et al]

    PDF | ACM | Video | Web

    Petanko Roller

    Rolling Pin-based Interface for Entertainment

    [ACe '13, Nakagaki et al]

    PDF | ACM | Video | Web

  • Career and Education

    View the Full CV here

    MIT Media Lab

    M.S and Ph.D

    Cambridge, MA USA

    Sep 2014 - [Expected to end on June 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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