My research focuses on helping people use digital fabrication tools, like a 3D printer and its associated software, to create workflows that best suit their needs. A workflow is a string of tools—from pens and paper, to design software, to toolpath generators, to the physical machines themselves—that a person must work with all together to move from their concept to a tangible product. My current approach to this has been developing a programming language that integrates all parts of the workflows into a single environment that affords easier debugging, verification, visual inspection, and programming by demonstration. In particular, I aim to treat machines, software, and sociocultural factors as equal players in small-scale production, engineering systems that respect all parts of the process.
Paper Review Requests
If you are wondering if I would be a good fit for reviewing a paper, I am comfortable reviewing work on:
  • Digital fabrication hardware and software tools
  • Graphics and mathematical approaches to fabrication
  • Programming languages and environments for computational design
  • Physical computing
  • Qualitative analyses of digital and traditional craft
I am not a good fit for reviewing qualitative work that is not chiefly about the topics above. I am also not a good fit for reviewing primarily experiment-driven or statistical approaches within HCI.