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Tangible Media group

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AnimaStage: Hands-on Animated Craft on Pin-based Shape Displays

Ken Nakagaki, Udayan Umapathi, Daniel Leithinger, and Hiroshi Ishii. 2017. AnimaStage: Hands-on Animated Craft Platform Using Shape Displays. In Proceedings of the 2017 DIS Conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS ‘17). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 1093-1097.

Proceedings, June 2017
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Harnessing the hygroscopic and biofluorescent behaviors of genetically tractable microbial cells to design biohybrid wearables

Academic Paper, May 2017
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Printflatables: Printing Human-scale, Functional and Dynamic Inflatable Objects

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aeroMorph: Heat-sealing Inflatable Shape-change Materials for Interaction Design

Jifei Ou, Mélina Skouras, Nikolaos Vlavianos, Felix Heibeck, Chin-Yi Cheng, Jannik Peters, Hiroshi Ishii. 2016. aeroMorph: Heat-sealing Inflatable Shape-change Materials for Interaction Design. In Proc of UIST '16. ACM, NY, NY, USA, 121-132.

Academic Paper, Oct. 2016
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Andantino: Teaching Children Piano with Projected Animated Characters

Xiao Xiao, Pablo Puentes, Edith Ackermann, Hiroshi Ishii

Proceedings, June 2016
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Inspect, Embody, Invent: A Design Framework for Music Learning and Beyond

Xiao Xiao, Hiroshi Ishii

Proceedings, May 2016
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Cilllia - 3D Printed Micro-Pillar Structures for Surface Texture, Actuation and Sensing

Jifei Ou, Gershon Dublon, Chin-Yi Cheng, Felix Heibeck, Karl Willis, Hiroshi Ishii

Proceedings, May 2016
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xPrint: A Modularized Liquid Printer for Smart Materials Deposition

Guanyun Wang, Lining Yao, Wen Wang, Jifei Ou, Chin-Yi Cheng, Hiroshi Ishii

Proceedings, May 2016
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Haptic Edge Display for Mobile Tactile Interaction

Sungjune Jang, Lawrence H Kim, Kesler Tanner, Hiroshi Ishii, Sean Follmer

Proceedings, May 2016
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Materiable: Rendering Dynamic Material Properties in Response to Direct Physical Touch with Shape Changing Interfaces

Ken Nakagaki, Luke Vink, Jared Counts, Daniel Windham, Daniel Leithinger, Sean Follmer, Hiroshi Ishii

Proceedings, May 2016
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SoundFORMS: Manipulating Sound Through Touch

Aubrey Colter, Don-Derek Haddad, Brian Tice, Patlapa Davivongsa, Halla Moore and Hiroshi Ishii

May 2016
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Inflated Curiosity

Jifei Ou, Felix Heibeck, Hiroshi Ishii

Proceedings, Feb. 2016
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bioPrint: A Liquid Deposition Printing System for Natural Actuators

Yao Lining, Ou Jifei, Wang Guanyun, Cheng Chin-Yi, Wang Wen, Steiner Helene, Ishii Hiroshi

Dec. 2015
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Methods of 3D Printing Micro-pillar Structures on Surfaces

Jifei Ou, Chin-Yi Cheng, Liang Zhou, Gershon Dublon, Hiroshi Ishii

Proceedings, Nov. 2015
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HydroMorph: Shape Changing Water Membrane for Display and Interaction

Ken Nakagaki, Pasquale Totaro, Jim Peraino, Thariq Shihipar, Chantine Akiyama, Yin Shuang, Hiroshi Ishii

Proceedings, Nov. 2015
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uniMorph - Fabricating Thin Film Composites for Shape-Changing Interfaces

Felix Heibeck, Basheer Tome, Clark Della Silva, Hiroshi Ishii

Nov. 2015
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Kinetic Blocks - Actuated Constructive Assembly for lnteraction and Display

Philipp Schoessler, Daniel Windham, Daniel Leithinger, Sean Follmer, Hiroshi Ishii

Proceedings, Nov. 2015
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LineFORM: Actuated Curve Interfaces for Display, Interaction, and Constraint

Ken Nakagaki, Sean Follmer, Hiroshi Ishii

Proceedings, Nov. 2015
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THAW: Tangible Interaction with See-Through Augmentation for Smartphones on Computer Screens

Sang-won Leigh, Philipp Schoessler, Felix Heibeck, Pattie Maes, Hiroshi Ishii

Proceedings, Oct. 2015
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Shape Displays: Spatial Interaction with Dynamic Physical Form

Daniel Leithinger, Sean Follmer, Alex Olwal, Hiroshi Ishii

Sept. 2015
Thesis

Grasping Information and Collaborating through Shape Displays

Leithinger, D. "Grasping Information and Collaborating through Shape Displays"

Thesis, Sept. 2015
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Augmented Material Interfaces: Exploring bidirectional microinteractions enabled by radical elements

Heibeck, F. "Augmented Material Interfaces: Exploring bidirectional microinteractions enabled by radical elements"

Thesis, Sept. 2015
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Exoskin: Pneumatically Augmenting Inelastic Materials for Texture Changing Interfaces

Tome, B. "Exoskin: Pneumatically Augmenting Inelastic Materials for Texture Changing Interfaces"

Thesis, Sept. 2015
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Exoskin: Pneumatically Augmenting Inelastic Materials for Texture Changing Interfaces

Aug. 2015
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Shape synthesis: physical object augmentation and actuation for display and interaction on shape changing interfaces

Schoessler, P. "Shape synthesis: physical object augmentation and actuation for display and interaction on shape changing interfaces"

Thesis, June 2015
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Linked-Stick: Conveying a Physical Experience using a Shape-Shifting Stick

Ken Nakagaki, Chikara Inamura, Pasquale Totaro, Thariq Shihipar, Chantine Akiyama, Yin Shuang, Hiroshi Ishii,

April 2015
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TRANSFORM as Adaptive and Dynamic Furniture

Luke Vink, Viirj Kan, Ken Nakagaki, Daniel Leithinger, Sean Follmer, Philipp Schoessler, Amit Zoran, Hiroshi Ishii,

April 2015
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bioLogic: Natto Cells as Nanoactuators for Shape Changing Interfaces

Lining Yao, Jifei Ou, Chin-Yi Cheng, Helene Steiner, Wen Wang, Guanyun Wang, Hiroshi Ishii

Proceedings, April 2015
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TRANSFORM: Embodiment of “Radical Atoms” at Milano Design Week

Hiroshi Ishii, Daniel Leithinger, Sean Follmer, Amit Zoran, Philipp Schoessler, Jared Counts,

April 2015
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Sticky Actuator: Free-Form Planar Actuators for Animated Objects

R Niiyama, Sun, X., Yao, L., Ishii, H., Rus, D., and Kim, S.

Jan. 2015
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THAW: Tangible Interaction with See-Through Augmentation for Smartphones on Computer Screens

Sang-won Leigh, Philipp Schoessler, Felix Heibeck, Pattie Maes, Hiroshi Ishii

Proceedings, Jan. 2015
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Social Textiles: Social Affordances and Icebreaking Interactions Through Wearable Social Messaging

Viirj Kan, Katsuya Fujii, Judith Amores, Chang Long Zhu Jin, Pattie Maes, Hiroshi Ishii

Proceedings, Jan. 2015
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Cord UIs: Controlling Devices with Augmented Cables

Philipp Schoessler, Sang-won Leigh, Krithika Jagannath, Patrick van Hoof, Hiroshi Ishii

Proceedings, Jan. 2015
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MirrorFugue2: Embodied Representation of Recorded Piano Performances

Xiao Xiao, Hiroshi Ishii

Nov. 2014
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Integrating Optical Waveguides for Display and Sensing on Pneumatic Soft Shape Changing Interfaces

Lining Yao, Jifei Ou, Daniel Tauber, Hiroshi Ishii

Proceedings, Oct. 2014
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bioPrint: An automatic deposition system for Bacteria Spore Actuators

Jifei Ou, Lining Yao, Clark Della Silva, Wen Wang, Hiroshi Ishii

Proceedings, Oct. 2014
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Physical Telepresence: Shape Capture and Display for Embodied, Computer-mediated Remote Collaboration

Daniel Leithinger, Sean Follmer, Alex Olwal, Hiroshi Ishii

Proceedings, Oct. 2014
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AnnoScape: Remote Collaborative Review Using Live Video Overlay in Shared 3D Virtual Workspace

Austin Lee, Hiroshi Chigira, Sheng Kai Tang, Kojo Acquah, Hiroshi Ishii

Proceedings, Oct. 2014
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T(ether): Spatially-Aware Handhelds, Gestures and Proprioception for Multi-User 3D Modeling and Animation

David Lakatos, Matthew Blackshaw, Alex Olwal, Zachary Barryte, Ken Perlin, Hiroshi Ishii

Proceedings, Oct. 2014
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Simulating Transparency and Cutaway to Visualize 3D Internal Information for Tangible UIs

Tang, S. K. "Simulating Transparency and Cutaway to Visualize 3D Internal Information for Tangible UIs"

Thesis, Sept. 2014
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Andante: Walking Figures on the Piano Keyboard to Visualize Musical Motion

Xiao Xiao, Basheer Tome, Hiroshi Ishii

Proceedings, June 2014
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Material Transformation: Designing Shape Changing Interfaces Enabled by Programmable Material Anisotropy

Ou, J. "Material Transformation: Designing Shape Changing Interfaces Enabled by Programmable Material Anisotropy"

Thesis, June 2014
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Weight and Volume Changing Device with Liquid Metal Transfer

Ryuma Niiyama, Lining Yao, Hiroshi Ishii

Proceedings, Feb. 2014
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jamSheets: Thin Interfaces with Tunable Stiffness Enabled by Layer Jamming

Jifei Ou, Lining Yao, Daniel Tauber, Jürgen Steimle, Ryuma Niiyama, Hiroshi Ishii

Proceedings, Feb. 2014
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inFORM: Dynamic Physical Affordances and Constraints through Shape and Object Actuation

Sean Follmer, Daniel Leithinger, Alex Olwal, Akimitsu Hogge, Hiroshi Ishii

Proceedings, Oct. 2013
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PneUI: Pneumatically Actuated Soft Composite Materials for Shape Changing Interfaces

Lining Yao, Ryuma Niiyama, Jifei Ou, Sean Follmer, Clark Della Silva, Hiroshi Ishii

Proceedings, Oct. 2013
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FocalSpace: Multimodal Activity Tracking, Synthetic Blur and Adaptive Presentation for Video Conferencing

Lining Yao, Anthony DeVincenzi, Anna Pereira, Hiroshi Ishii

Proceedings, July 2013
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Use of Live Video Overlay on 3D Data for Distributed Collaborative Review

Lee, A. S. "Use of Live Video Overlay on 3D Data for Distributed Collaborative Review"

Thesis, June 2013
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Beyond Visualization: Designing Interfaces to Contextualize Geospatial Data

Luescher, S. "Beyond Visualization: Designing Interfaces to Contextualize Geospatial Data"

Thesis, June 2013
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MirrorFugue III: Conjuring the Recorded Pianist

Xiao Xiao, Anna Pereira, Hiroshi Ishii

Proceedings, May 2013
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Sublimate: State-Changing Virtual and Physical Rendering to Augment Interaction with Shape Displays

Daniel Leithinger, Sean Follmer, Alex Olwal, Samuel Luescher, Akimitsu Hogge, Jinha Lee, Hiroshi Ishii

Proceedings, April 2013
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synchroLight: Three-dimensional Pointing System for Remote Video Communication

Jifei Ou, Sheng Kai Tang, Hiroshi Ishii

April 2013
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exTouch: Spatially-Aware Embodied Manipulation of Actuated Objects Mediated by Augmented Reality

Shunichi Kasahara, Ryuma Niiyama, Valentin Heun, Hiroshi Ishii

Proceedings, Feb. 2013
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Towards Radical Atoms – Form-giving to Transformable Materials

Dávid Lakatos, Hiroshi Ishii

Proceedings, Dec. 2012
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Second surface: multi-user spatial collaboration system based on augmented reality

Shunichi Kasahara, Valentin Heun, Austin S Lee, and Hiroshi Ishii

Article, Nov. 2012
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Jamming User Interfaces: Programmable Particle Stiffness and Sensing for Malleable and Shape-Changing Devices.

Sean Follmer, Daniel Leithinger, Alex Olwal, Nadia Cheng, Hiroshi Ishii

Proceedings, Oct. 2012
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Point and share: from paper to whiteboard

Misha Sra, Austin Lee, Sheng-Ying Pao, Gonglue Jiang, Hiroshii Ishii

Proceedings, Oct. 2012
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AMPHORM Form Giving through Gestural Interaction to Shape Changing Objects

Lakatods, D. "AMPHORM Form Giving through Gestural Interaction to Shape Changing Objects"

Thesis, June 2012
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FocalSpace: Enhancing Users' Focus on Foreground through Diminishing the Background

Yao, L. "FocalSpace: Enhancing Users' Focus on Foreground through Diminishing the Background"

Thesis, June 2012
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GeoSense An open publishing platform for visualization, sharing, and social analysis of geospatial data.

DeVincenzi, A. "GeoSense An open publishing platform for visualization, sharing, and social analysis of geospatial data."

Thesis, June 2012
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Point-and-Shoot Data

Stephanie Lin, Samuel Luescher, Travis Rich, Shaun Salzberg, Hiroshi Ishii

Proceedings, May 2012
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rainBottles: gathering raindrops of data from the cloud

Jinha Lee, Greg Vargas, Mason Tang, Hiroshi Ishii

Proceedings, May 2012
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KidCAD: digitally remixing toys through tangible tools

Sean Follmer, Hiroshi Ishii

Proceedings, May 2012
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People in books: using a FlashCam to become part of an interactive book for connected reading

Sean Follmer, Rafael (Tico) Ballagas, Hayes Raffle, Mirjana Spasojevic, Hiroshi Ishii

Proceedings, Feb. 2012
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Radical Atoms: Beyond Tangible Bits, Toward Transformable Materials

Hiroshi Ishii, Dávid Lakatos, Leonardo Bonanni, Jean-Baptiste Labrune

Academic Paper, Jan. 2012
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Rope Revolution: Tangible and Gestural Rope Interface for Collaborative Play

Lining Yao, Sayamindu Dasgupta, Nadia Cheng, Jason Spingarn-Koff, Ostap Rudakevych, Hiroshi Ishii

Proceedings, Nov. 2011
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PingPong++: Community Customization in Games and Entertainment

Xiao Xiao, Michael S Bernstein, Lining Yao, David Lakatos, Lauren Gust, Kojo Acquah, Hiroshi Ishii

Proceedings, Nov. 2011
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ZeroN: Mid-air Tangible Interaction Enabled by Computer-Controlled Magnetic Levitation

Jinha Lee, Rehmi Post, Hiroshi Ishii

Proceedings, Oct. 2011
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Direct and Gestural Interaction with Relief: A 2.5D Shape Display

Daniel Leithinger, David Lakatos, Anthony DeVincenzi, Matthew Blackshaw, Hiroshi Ishii

Proceedings, Oct. 2011