Our Space

Located in the University of Chicago's John Crerar Library (home of the Computer Science Department and the MADD Center), our lab resides under beautiful skylights. 
We have designed our lab space as a new hub for invention, innovation, and curious exploration. Stop by our lab to see our showcased projects on display!

Research Summary Video that features Ken's Research at MIT in 'Actuated TUI'. (New video covering AxLab's vision is coming soon ;)

Grounded in the domains of Interaction Design and Human-Computer Interaction, our lab develops and designs the future of user experience through interactive and actuated User Interface technologies. Using actuation (motorization, transformation, and movement), we devise ways to provide a novel user experience design by exploring the question: "How would actuated technologies actuate people?"

Inspired by artists, designers, engineers, and computer scientists, our work spans multiple disciplines, including Interaction Design, Robotics, and Media Arts.  

 

Learn more about our lab mission here.

We are AxLab - the Actuated Experience Lab.

Team

Check here for the latest information on available positions at the AxLab. 

Our team includes graduate (PhD/Masters) and undergraduate researchers, who are curious, passionate and creative with diverse backgrounds across computer science, design, engineering and physics.

Featured Projects  click here for the full project list

(Dis)Appearables
2022
HERMITS
2020
inFORCE
2019
Materiable
2016
ChainFORM
2016
TRANSFORM as Adaptive and Dynamic Furniture
2015
LineFORM
2015
COMP*PASS
2014
Petanko Roller
2011

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