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  • Rosenbaum, Eric (Eric Ross) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    This thesis introduces the idea of "musical tinkering," exploring how to engage people in playfully creating and experimenting with their own musical instruments and compositions. I discuss the design and study of two new ...
  • Pan, Wei, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    This dissertation's main contribution is a new methodology, Reality Hedging, which is to use big-data driven approaches and tools from Computational Social Science for understanding, monitoring and designing economic and ...
  • Alfaro Bernate, Santiago Eloy (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    Digital Synesthesia is the concept of using sensors and mobile technology to create a user experience that mimics the way people use their senses and enables the perception of information that is outside of our sensory ...
  • Morris, Robert (Robert Randall) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    More than 30 million adults in the United States suffer from depression. Many more meet the diagnostic criteria for an anxiety disorder. Psychotherapies like cognitive-behavioral therapy can be effective for conditions ...
  • Follmer, Sean (Sean Weston) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    The world is filled with tools and devices designed to fit specific needs and goals, and their physical form plays an important role in helping users understand their use. These physical affordances provide products and ...
  • Ađalgeirsson, Sigurđur Örn (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    As robots move out of factory floors and into human environments, out from safe barricaded workstations to operating in close proximity with people, they will increasingly be expected to understand and coordinate with basic ...
  • Colaç̦o, Andrea B. (Andrea Brazilin Immaculate Danielle) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    Mobile devices have evolved into powerful computing platforms. As computing capabilities grow and size shrinks, the most pronounced limitation with mobile devices is display size. With the adoption of touch as the de facto ...
  • McDuff, Daniel Jonathan (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    Emotion is key to the effectiveness of media, whether it be in influencing memory, likability or persuasion. Stories and narratives, even if fictional, have the ability to induce a genuine emotional response. However, the ...
  • Aldrich, Matthew (Matthew Henry) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    Lighting, and its emergence as a digital and networked medium, represents an ideal platform for conducting research on both sensor and human-derived methods of control. Notably, solid-state lighting makes possible the ...
  • Silver, Jay (Jay Saul) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    Purpose and meaning of the physical world can be re-assigned and re-made by individuals as they go rather than being pre-fixed by people who came before them. But this mindset is more rare than it should be if we want an ...
  • Hirsch, Matthew Waggener (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    It is not so far-fetched to envision a future student working through a difficult physics problem by using their hands to manipulate a 3D visualization that floats above the desk. A doctor preparing for heart surgery will ...
  • Hedman, Elliott B. (Elliot Bruce) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    Over the course of six years, I brought ambulatory psychophysiology into a variety of industries as a means of conducting design research. I looked at the stress of children in occupational therapy, the frustration of ...
  • Mani, Ankur (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    In this thesis, I study bilateral exchanges in social networks. I integrate the market based approach in economics and network based approach in sociology. I also give a joint model of externalities and peer pressure in ...
  • Hunter, Seth E (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    This thesis presents the design, implementation and evaluation of WaaZam, a telepresence system for families that supports social engagement through creative play in a unified video space. The goal of the project is to ...
  • Nattinger, Elena Jessop (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    Performing artists have frequently used technology to sense and extend the body's natural expressivity via live control of multimedia. However, the sophistication, emotional content, and variety of expression possible ...
  • Barabas, James (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    We are surrounded by visual reproductions: computer screens, photographs, televisions, and countless other technologies allow us to perceive objects and scenes that are not physically in-front of us. All existing technologies ...
  • Li, Wu-Hsi (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    In this dissertation research, we explore ways of using audio on AR applications, as it is especially suitable for mobile users when their eyes and hands are not necessarily available and they have limited attention capacity. ...
  • Roy, Brandon C. (Brandon Cain) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    A hallmark of a child's first two years of life is their entry into language, from first productive word use around 12 months of age to the emergence of combinatorial speech in their second year. What is the nature of early ...
  • Orkin, Jeffrey David (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    Collective Artificial Intelligence (CAl) simulates human intelligence from data contributed by many humans, mined for inter-related patterns. This thesis applies CAI to social role-playing, introducing an end-to-end process ...
  • Coelho, Marcelo (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    At the boundary between people, objects and spaces, we encounter a broad range of surfaces. Their properties perform functional roles such as permeability, comfort or illumination, while conveying information such as an ...
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