Hello. MAKinteract (MAKE + interaction) is a research lab in the department of Industrial Design at KAIST working at the intersection of design and engineering, in the field of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI).
Using user-centered design to define requirements, iterative prototyping, digital fabrication, and users studies to better understand users, we create novel mechatronic systems and fabrication toolkits for helping designers inventing yet unseen interactions.
Our research was possible also thanks to numerous collaborators: Ian Oakley (UNIST), Daniel Ashbrook (University of Copenhagen), Artem Dementyev (Google), Jean-Charles Bazin (Apple), Pedro Lopes (University of Chicago), Xing-Dong Yang (Dartmouth College), Liwei Chan (National Chiao Tung University), Aaron Quigley and Hui-Shyong (University of St Andrews), Hamed Alavi and Himanshu Verma (University of Fribourg), Youngjun Cho (UCL), Hyeon-Jeong Suk (KAIST Design), Geehyuk Lee (KAIST School of Computing), Hyoungshick Kim (SKKU).
We look forward to collaborate with new students, researchers, interns, and external collaborators. Specifically, we are currently searching for students with engineering or design background intersting in pursuing a PhD degree focusing on mechatronic systems. We are looking for students with this set of skills:
Students without this background are required to attend courses such as Software Prototyping (ID311) and Interaction Prototyping (ID220), or their equivalent. Prospective students are encouraged to contact professor Andrea Bianchi before applying and to submit a portfolio of their past projects demonstrating their making capabilities.
Feel free to contact us for further questions