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A friendly reminder about Bjoern's distinguished lecture tomorrow at 11AM
in CSIC2117 on *Interactive Tools for Makers*: https://talks.cs.
umd.edu/talks/1466. CSIC is here <https://goo.gl/maps/sxcABgmEq9G2>. I hope
to see many of you there!

Note: we still have *two slots open* to meet with Bjoern: one at 10AM and
another at 2:30PM. Please let me know if you'd like one of these slots.

Jon

On Thu, Aug 25, 2016 at 8:58 PM, Jon Froehlich <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> It is my pleasure to help host the CS department's first distinguished
> lecturer of the year: Dr. Bjoern Hartmann from UC Berkeley. Bjoern is a
> dynamo and polymath in HCI--a world leader in digital/physical fabrication
> tools as well as crowdsourcing.
>
> Of great relevance to those interested in Design and Maker/Hackerspaces,
> Bjoern is the faculty director of the new Jacobs Institute for Design
> Innovation and co-founder of the CITRIS Invention Lab at Berkeley. He has
> extensive experience designing, building, and using (for research and
> teaching) state-of-the-art Makerspaces.
>
> I strongly encourage you to attend his talk on interactive design tools
> for the maker movement. If you'd like to meet with him on 9/2, please send
> me an email. He has quite a few slots available in the afternoon.
>
> *Talk Info*
> Title: Interactive Design Tools for the Maker Movement
> Time: Sept 2, 11AM-12PM
> Location: CSIC 2117
>
> Abstract:
> My group's research in Human-Computer Interaction focuses on design,
> prototyping and implementation tools for the era of ubiquitous embedded
> computing and digital fabrication. We focus especially on supporting the
> growing ranks of amateur designers and engineers in the Maker Movement.
> Over the past decade, a resurgence in interest how the artifacts in our
> world are designed, engineered and fabricated has led to new approaches for
> teaching art and engineering; new methods for creating artifacts for
> personal use; and new models for launching hardware products. The Maker
> Movement is enabled by a confluence of new technologies like digital
> fabrication and a sharing ethos built around online tutorials and open
> source design files. A crucial missing building block are appropriate
> design tools that enable Makers to translate their intent into appropriate
> machine instructions - whether code or 3D prints. Makers' expertise and
> work practices differ significantly from those of professional engineers -
> a reality that design tools have to reflect.
>
> I will present research that enables Makers and designers to rapidly
> prototype,  fabricate and program interactive products. Making headway in
> this area involves working in both hardware and software. Our group creates
> new physical fabrication hardware such as augmented power tools and custom
> CNC machines; new design software to make existing digital fabrication
> tools more useful; software platforms for the type of connected IoT devices
> many Makers are creating; and debugging tools for working at the
> intersection of hardware and software. We also create expertise sharing
> tools that lower the cost and increase the quality of online tutorials and
> videos through which knowledge is disseminated in this community.
>
> Our work on these tools is motivated by our daily experience of teaching
> and building in the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation - a 24,000 sq ft
> space for 21st-century design education that opened in 2015. I will give an
> overview of institute activities and projects, and how they inform our
> research agenda.
>
> ------------------------------
> *Bio:* Bjoern Hartmann is an Associate Professor in EECS at UC Berkeley.
> He is the interim faculty director of the new Jacobs Institute for Design
> Innovation. He previously co-founded the CITRIS Invention Lab and also
> co-directs the Berkeley Institute of Design. His research has received
> numerous Best Paper Awards at top Human-Computer Interaction conferences, a
> Sloan Fellowship, an Okawa Research Award and an NSF CAREER Award. He
> received both the Diane S. McEntyre Award and the Jim and Donna Gray
> Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching. He completed his PhD in Computer
> Science at Stanford University in 2009, and received degrees in Digital
> Media Design, Communication, and Computer and Information Science from the
> University of Pennsylvania in 2002. Before academia, he had a previous
> career as the owner of an independent record label and as a traveling DJ.
>
> For more information visit http://www.cs.berkeley.edu/~bjoern
>
> --
> Jon Froehlich
> Assistant Professor
> Computer Science
> University of Maryland, College Park
> http://www.cs.umd.edu/~jonf/
> @jonfroehlich <https://twitter.com/jonfroehlich> - Twitter
>



-- 
Jon Froehlich
Assistant Professor
Computer Science
University of Maryland, College Park
http://www.cs.umd.edu/~jonf/
@jonfroehlich <https://twitter.com/jonfroehlich> - Twitter

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