What is the future of design? As computation turns
our cars, speakers, and home appliances into robots, we are
interested in how designers engage with new opportunities and
challenges when creating interactive products. We work on developing
interactive systems that enable designers to understand people,
prototype new devices, and embed intelligence into products.
Ultimatley, we look to help designers do what they do better.
Our research explores many different design domains, with a strong
focus on emerging areas such and interaction with autonomous
physical systems, human-robot interaction, and human-AI interaction.
We have done work around automotive user experience, interaction
with conversational music systems, semi-automated farm equipment,
new mobility technologies, and automated design tools. We are
interested in undestanding and developing new methods and tools for
all phases of the design process. To inform our research, we often
collaborate with designers in industry. In turn, this contributes to
professional design practice by introducing new methods and tools
that allow designers to better connect with their users and to
explore the future capabilities of intelligent systems.
The Augmented Design Capability Studio is led by
Nikolas Martelaro at
CMU's Human-Computer Interaction Institute.
We love to collaborate.
Come design with us!