Web Design Intern

Winter 2017/18

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During Winter 2018, I collaborated with MIT Media Lab's Tangible Media Lab as a Web Design Intern to research, develop and construct a platform for creators to learn more about the affordances of pneumatics and inflatable technologies. In doing so, we are empowering designers and engineers alike by providing a site of comprehensive resources to cultivate pneumatic innovation across all disciplines.

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Phase One: Network

In the first phase of this project, I explored current pneumatic technologies. Analyzing this information, I defined (tentative) categories of inflatable research in relation to their structure-function

 
 

Soft Composite

optiElastic 

Adjustable Stiffness (Jamming Capabilities)

Jamming User Interfaces

Jam Sheets

Texture Change

Semi-Rigid Composites/Rigid Materials Embedded into Actuatable Membranes

ExoSkin

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Organized Air Structure

Geometric

AeroMorph

Print-flatables

Autoinflatables

Cast Air Pockets + Layers of Material 

PneUI

Basic Inflatables

Pneuduino

Sticky Actuator

Inflatable Appetite

 
 

Distilling the Details

Interest Areas Related to Structure-Function Property Organization. I separated content into six main categories with project subcategories as secondary lists:

 

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Phase Three: Create

Check out the live site