My HCI (human-computer interaction) research focuses on designing and developing Actuated Tangible User Interfaces (A-TUIs). A-TUIs are an emerging type of user interface that can physically actuate (shape-change and move) for novel user interaction.
I believe these user interface technologies will invite users to tangibly and physically interact with computers and technologies -- stimulating tangible engagement, cultivating creativity, and enhancing imagination -- which is manifested through the name of my lab -- 'Actuated Experience'.
*The following section shows my research before joining the University of Chicago. Please check AxLab's webpage for the latest project information.
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