"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: Space Pen

Space Pen investigates the possibilities of editing 3D geometry by simply drawing on any surface you want to modify. Currently, the system enables users to draw on any surface or click to leave a comment. Space Pen can also recognize some simple shapes (like circles, rectangles, triangles or arrows) drawn in space. The project is implemented in Java 3D. Check out the sister project Redliner. Read More