AIST Creative HCI Seminar #6
HCI Research "in the wild": Jennifer Jacobs, Koya Narumi

Date and time: 13:00-16:30 (Japan Standard Time), Dec. 13th, 2023
Venue: Mejirodai International Village, The University of Tokyo / Zoom Webinar (Hybrid)
[Photo: Jennifer Jacobs][Photo: Koya Narumi]

This page is provided for archival purposes and contains information as of a point in time prior to the event.

About the sixth edition

The sixth edition of the AIST Creative HCI Seminar will be held on December 13 (Wed), 2023. For this edition, we plan to invite Jennifer Jacobs and Koya Narumi at the University of Tokyo's facility. (For those who cannot make it, we will also be streaming online.)

Jennifer has worked on developing programmable tools for visual artists and collaborating with ceramic artists on computational ceramic technologies. Koya has worked on a wide range of digital fabrication research, from materials development to interaction design. In addition to their shared interest in digital fabrication, they share a research approach of conducting research in close collaboration with practitioners and industry.

This particular edition of the seminar will provide an opportunity to learn and deepen thoughts about research practices that do not end up in academia — HCI research "in the wild." It would be an interesting and inspiring edition that does not even require prior knowledge of the HCI field.

Invited speakers

[Photo: Jennifer Jacobs]
Jennifer Jacobs
Assistant Professor, Media Arts and Technology, University of California Santa Barbara

Jennifer Jacobs is Assistant Professor at the University of California Santa Barbara in Media Arts and Technology and Computer Science (by courtesy). At UCSB, she directs the Expressive Computation Lab, which investigates ways to support expressive computer-aided design, art, craft, and manufacturing by developing new computational tools, abstractions, and systems that integrate emerging forms of computational creation and digital fabrication with traditional materials, manual control, and non-linear design practices.

[Photo: Koya Narumi]
Koya Narumi
Project Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo

Koya Narumi is a project assistant professor at The Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo. He combines computational design and digital fabrication to achieve unique products such as self-foldable complex origami sheets [ACM TOCHI][ACM TOG] and inflatable mobility devices [ACM UIST]. He also actively applies his research results to industry, design, and art.


12:30Doors openOrganizers
13:00Introduction of the seminarJun Kato
13:15Invited talk #1Jennifer Jacobs
14:15Q&A #1Jennifer Jacobs
14:30Invited talk #2Koya Narumi
15:30Q&A #2Koya Narumi
15:45Panel discussionJennifer, Koya, Jun


Mare Hirsch, Gabrielle Benabdallah, Jennifer Jacobs, and Nadya Peek. 2023. Nothing Like Compilation: How Professional Digital Fabrication Workflows Go Beyond Extruding, Milling, and Machines. ACM Trans. Comput.-Hum. Interact. 31, 1, Article 13 (February 2024), 45 pages.
Samuelle Bourgault, Pilar Wiley, Avi Farber, and Jennifer Jacobs. 2023. CoilCAM: Enabling Parametric Design for Clay 3D Printing Through an Action-Oriented Toolpath Programming System. In Proceedings of the 2023 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '23). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, Article 264, 1–16.
Koya Narumi, Kazuki Koyama, Kai Suto, Yuta Noma, Hiroki Sato, Tomohiro Tachi, Masaaki Sugimoto, Takeo Igarashi, and Yoshihiro Kawahara. 2023. Inkjet 4D Print: Self-folding Tessellated Origami Objects by Inkjet UV Printing. ACM Trans. Graph. 42, 4, Article 117 (August 2023), 13 pages.
Kai Suto, Yuta Noma, Kotaro Tanimichi, Koya Narumi, and Tomohiro Tachi. 2023. Crane: An Integrated Computational Design Platform for Functional, Foldable, and Fabricable Origami Products. ACM Trans. Comput.-Hum. Interact. 30, 4, Article 52 (August 2023), 29 pages.

This seminar series is co-organized by Japan ACM SIGCHI Chapter.