The Human-Machine Interaction group at Yale has three rooms on different floors in the engineering building. We share the common frustration with teams that owe geographically separated space- where to find the team mate?

This led us to design a Clock for location.

Each of the group members has one pointer designed and cut out with a laser cutter.

Clock Hands
Clock Hands

Every five minutes, the clock reads schedules online, and update the position of pointers. Our next step is to link the clock with bluetooth device and update status in real time.

Servo Controller
Servo Controller

The gentle noise of typing or chair moving in an office tellls a lot about one’s status. The whisper of servos could hint similar information by moving in a certain pattern.

Collaboration with Ted Barnes

Shimmering Smartwatches

Point, an analog watch with smart notifications

Exploring Smartwatch design space through making.


MOTOACTV and integral web portal

Fitness tracker and music player by Motorola Mobility.


The open-source CNC platform for DIY community.

Tactile Display for the Visually Impaired

A blind user tries out the tactile display during the interview.

A TeslaTouch tactile interface designed for visually impaired people.


Visual material created for various clients.


A fun interactive wire sculpting device that bends wire forms based on sound input.

Alice in Wonderland

Poster with details

2D and 3D visualization of Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”.

Ivy Curtain

Virtual ivy grows on a photo of window

A Java program that grows a virtual plant towards light on a photo. The generated pattern is laser cut on fabric.


A workshop on complex structure that emerges from simple rules

Formula Hybrid

Bulldogs Racing Car hits the ground!

Racingcar build by Bulldogs Racing Team, Yale University


Clock Hands

A “clock” that indicates where people are.

A Duet for Bicycle

Tandem bicycles that interactively generate musical sound


A collection of kinetic sculpture pieces