Hack with Samsung 2022

Samsung E&I Lab

Friday — Sunday
September 23, 2022 —
September 25, 2022

Project the Future of Wellbeing Hackathon 2022

Samsung hacks was a three-day event that brought together engineers, designers, and interdisciplinary graduate and undergraduate students for a weekend of ideating, designing, and building new experiences that put users at the center of their wellbeing. The event was held in person at the Media Lab in collaboration with Samsung Research Experience & Insights Lab.


The $8,000 cash prize was shared between three winning teams. 

  • First Place: Story ++ by Valdmar Danry, Cathy Fang, Yuval Gur, Jason Hou, Aastha Shah, and Wazeer Zulfikar
  • Second Place: Collaborative Cooking by Dekai Xiao, Rick Wierenga, Peter Møllgaard, Davide Gusmini, and Christian Ulmer
  • Third Place: ReKnew by Bernice Sun, Shellie Hu, Vickie Liu, Levin Brinkmann, Keith Rebello, Kartikesh Mishra, and Agnese Sacchi

The winners of the WJM Design Award received a selection of Samsung electronics

  • First Place: FelMate by Chen Huang, Jason Leo, Prem Sagar, Yiou Wang, and Tatiana Estrina
  • Second Place: ConstEllation by Jocelyn Shen, Xiajie Zhang, Sharifa Alghowinem, Yubin Kim, and Daniella DiPaola
  • Third Place: The Window by Rongxin Liu, Nemo Shi, Yu Lai, and Illuminate by Dishi Gautam, Jade Wu, Jon Chinen, and Tara Bassi

This hackathon aimed to explore how projection can tap into our personal lives to allow us to be more healthy and a better version of ourselves.

Samsung’s ecosystem is designed to provide personal and intuitive experiences that support people with their health and wellness. For continual innovation, we must apply emerging technology and user-centric design at the very earlier stages of this process.

Projection complements our environment by naturally overlaying information. It creates the illusion of blending the physical with the virtual world around us by creating immersiveness without isolation.



Friday, September 23, 2022

Bartos Theater, E15 Lower Level, MIT Media Lab

  • 5:00pm: Welcome + Flash Talks + Hackathon Structure in Bartos Theater
  • 6:30pm: Dinner + Team Formation in E14 lower level
  • 8:00pm: Day 1 Wrap-Up 

Saturday, September 24, 2022

Event Space on the 6th Floor, MIT Media Lab (E14)

  • 9:30am: Breakfast + Team Registration at the Media Lab main entrance and in the Silverman Skyline Room
  • 10:00am: Building Starts in Multi-Purpose Room 
  • 12:00pm: Lunch in Winter Garden
  • 4:00pm: Show and tell in Multi-Purpose Room 
  • 6:00pm: Dinner and event recap in Multi-Purpose Room 
  • 9:00pm: Day 2 Wrap-Up 

Sunday, September 25, 2022

Event Space on the 6th Floor, MIT Media Lab

  • 9:30am: Breakfast in Winter Garden
  • 10:00am: Building Continues in Multi-Purpose Room 
  • 12:00pm: Lunch in Winter Garden
  • 1:00pm: Refine hacks and presentation in Multi Purpose room 
  • 4:30pm: Team Presentation & Judging in Multi Purpose room 
  • 5:30pm: Awards


  • Dr. Sebastian Seung: President at Samsung Research
  • Dr. Federico Casalegno: EVP Design at Samsung Research 
  • and others


The MIT Media Lab

  • Andres Rico: PhD candidate, City Science
  • Kyung Yun Choi: PhD candidate, Tangible Media
  • Caitlin Morris: PhD candidate, Fluid Interfaces
  • Chelsi Cocking: MS candidate,  Future Sketches


  • Emily Malin: Product Researcher, E&I San Francisco
  • Guadalupe Babio: Designer, E&I San Francisco
  • Eunbi Kim: Designer, E&I Seoul


Guadalupe Babio, Samsung E&I San Francisco (guadalupe.bf@samsung.com)
Mirei Rioux, MIT Media Lab (mirei@media.mit.edu)

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