"We are a collaborative research studio aimed at exploring, fostering and developing ideas that will shape the future of design and information technology."

The Design Machine Group @ UW

The Design Machine Group (DMG) is a multi-disciplinary collaborative research group open to students from several degree streams, including the Department of Architecture's MS, MArch, and BA programs, as well as students from the iSchool, HCDE, and CSE. Our aim is to explore and develop ideas with the power to shape the software, technology and conceptual paradigms at the intersection of digital technologies, design, and built environments. The projects developed in the DMG, including explorations in human-computer interaction, fabrication, ubiquitous computing, touch, and lighting, focus on demonstrating new ways of engaging this evolving situation. The DMG is located in G52 Architecture Hall.

Featured Project: Kinections

A start-up umbrella project looking at the ways in which the gestural opportunities of the Microsoft "Kinect" might be exploited in the service of architectural design. Recent work, conducted during an internship with a local architect, focused on making a gestural interface for the Grasshopper plugin to Rhino. A video (https://vimeo.com/72447811) describing the project was entered in the 2011 KinectHacks.Com "10 Best Hacks" competition (http://www.kinecthacks.com/top-10-best-kinect-hacks/) where it finished in 5th place. Read More