The Changing Places group at the MIT Media Lab seeks a researcher to focus on the user-interface, user-experience, and computer graphics aspects of the CityScope platform. The researcher will also help coordinate the community engagement process for international deployments. CityScope is a next generation, tangible, augmented reality platform with three primary objectives:
●Visualize and understand the meaning of complex urban data and inter-relationships
●Simulate the impact of multiple urban interventions
●Support decision making in a dynamic, iterative, evidence-based process
CityScope platforms are currently being deployed in Shanghai, Beijing, Helsinki, Hamburg, Cambridge, and Andorra. See: https://www.media.mit.edu/projects/cityscope/overview/
This is a one year appointment with possibility of extension based on funding availability and the initiative’s priorities.
●Develop interactive tools for CityScope users, with an emphasis on making complex and sophisticated simulation tools accessible to non-experts
●Explore virtual environments, new human interface devices, and other software/hardware combinations that allow for communication in a collaborative setting
●Develop the group’s online user-experience
●Enable interaction between the team of developers via the collaborative tools
●Develop and foster a crowd-sourced community forum which gathers information about various Changing Places projects deployed and currently developing around the world
●Bachelor’s degree in architecture, urban planning or other design discipline
●At least 3 years of experience in related design fields
●Capable of working in a dynamic, multicultural environment
●Excellent teamwork and social skills.
●Excellent design and computer graphic skills
●Experience with Unity3D + Adobe CS
●Experience with 3d modeling, GIS and other map-making tools
●Ability to make independent judgments and strategic decisions
●MA degree in design discipline
●CAD and CAM
●Rendering software (Rhino, Grasshopper, 3d Max)
Those who are interested should submit a resume and cover letter referencing job no. 14872 at http://careers.mit.edu; keyword is "Media Lab".
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