"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: XML Site Engine

If it were easier to update and maintain information on the Web, a Web site could be more than a billboard for an organization: it could support organizational memory and communication between members. To use the Web this way, people need to frequently and easily modify Web site content. However, in many organizations only a few individuals have the technical knowledge to code a Web page directly. As a consequence, all information must flow through them, creating a bottle-neck. Web sites made this way do not support dynamic communication. They tend to be updated infrequently and so discourage repeat visits. ... Read More