29 Nov. 2016: Minister of the Department of Science Award for KAIST’s mobile software platform research center
At 2016, 29th, of November, the KAIST mobile platform research center received the Minister of the Department of Science Award at 2016 SW sector R&D achievements seminar. Such achievement shows that KAIST was successful at envisioning and pursuing the potentials of mobile software platforms and conducting researches of the field.
CIDR demonstrated M.Sketch - linkage-based mechanism design software - at UIST 2016 in Tokyo, Japan. Members of M.Sketch projects introduced how to use the software and showed several examples that were built by it.
Open-KAIST @ ChongQing was held from 1st to 2nd of September, opening the campus to general population and nearby citizens to promote KAIST’s image of friendliness to outer members of the campus and to allow prospective students to observe and experience the inner parts of KAIST’s learning and researching environments. The event was initiated since 2001 and it is held every 2 years. Professor Tek-Jin Nam, as one of the professors of Industrial Design department, participated to the event to show how current design courses and researches are being conducted and to allow prospective students to experience the atmosphere of design spaces.
CIDR conducted a tutorial of EDISON m.Sketch for graduate students of industrial design in UNIST (in class of Engineering Technologies for Designers). In tutorial, students followed an exercise of using m.Sketch and building Jansen mechanism.
A promotional magazine of KAIST - KAIST Vision - published an interview on design philosophy and story of CIDR. They illustrated us as 'designing the delight of future life'.
Two papers won the Best Paper Award at HCI Korea 2016, held at Jeongsun on January 27-29th. Han-Jong Kim, Seijin Cha, Richard Chulwoo Park, Tek-Jin Nam, Woohun Lee and Geehyuk Lee presented “Mo-Bi: Contextual Mobile Interfaces through Bimanual Posture Sensing with Wrist-Worn Devices”. Their paper demonstrated a visionary mobile interface that adapts user’s hand posture with two wearable sensors. Chang-Min Kim, Seongkook Heo, Kyeong Ah Jeong and Youn-Kyung Lim presented “Formula One: Mobile Device Supported Rapid In-the-Wild Design and Evaluation of Interactive Prototypes”. They introduced new user study methods for quick and easy Wizard-of-Oz prototyping in the actual in-the-wild situation.
A mechansim software, named "m.Sketch" was released on EDISON_Design portal. It will be used for building interactive robots with Jansen mechanism, which is the theme of EDISON Challenge.
Patina Engraver received the Best Paper Award in the ACM CHI 2015 which was held from April 18 to 23, 2015. The team consisted of two KAIST students: Moon-Hwan Lee, a Ph.D. candidate, and Sejin Cha, a master's student. The team was the first in Asia to receive the award.
Three technical paper presentation (Patina Engraver, Bendi, and G-raff), one work-in-progress poster (miniStudio), and two video showcase(Bendi and G-raff) were presented at CHI2015 Seoul, Korea.
New CIDR website is constructed with recent information, and it supports responsive web for providing better readability in mobile browsers. Information of previous news and projects will be migrated soon.