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    • Data Experiences : novel interfaces for data engagement using environmental health data 

      Perovich, Laura J. (Laura Jones) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
      For the past twenty years, the data visualization movement has reworked the way we engage with information. It has brought fresh excitement to researchers and reached broad audiences. But what comes next for data? I seek ...
    • Data portraits : aesthetics and algorithms 

      Dragulescu, Alexandru C (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
      While interacting online, one generates a multitude of personal data trails, both textual and behavioral. The data portrait is a way to collect, condense and represent these information trails, which are often time consuming ...
    • Data visualization in the first person 

      DeCamp, Philip (Philip James) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
      This dissertation will examine what a first person viewpoint means in the context of data visualization and how it can be used for navigating and presenting large datasets. Recent years have seen rapid growth in Big Data ...
    • A day in the life of the RF spectrum 

      Cooley, James E. (James Edward) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
      There is a misguided perception that RF spectrum space is fully allocated and fully used though even a superficial study of actual spectrum usage by measuring local RF energy shows it largely empty of radiation. Traditional ...
    • Dealing with distractions : analyzing and designing for task switching at work 

      Sylvan, Elisabeth, 1973- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003)
    • Demonstration and evaluation of co-channel DBPSK source separation 

      Woo, Grace R (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
      This thesis presents a Differential Binary Phase Shift Key (DBPSK) source separation system implemented with the GNU Software Defined Radio (SDR) platform and interfaced with the existing MIT community Radio Frequency ...
    • Deploying drones for autonomous detection of pavement distress 

      Petkova, Mia (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
      Road repair expenditure comprises a significant portion of US federal and municipal budgets. Inspection and timely maintenance are crucial preventative measures against pavement distress formation that can lower the monetary ...
    • Design and applications of inkjet-printed flexible sensate surfaces 

      Gong, Nan-Wei (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
      We live in a world where everyday artifacts begin to be designed and augmented as media interfaces. New technologies based on this mission enable us to more easily sense, interact, and communicate with objects. However, ...
    • The design and engineering of variable character morphology 

      Eaton, Scott Michael, 1973- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2001)
      This thesis explores the technical challenges and the creative possibilities afforded by a computational system that allows behavioral control over the appearance of a character's morphology. Working within the framework ...
    • Design and evaluation of a biomimetic agonist-antagonist active knee prosthesis 

      Martinez Villalpando, Ernesto Carlos (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
      The loss of a limb is extremely debilitating. Unfortunately, today's assistive technologies are still far from providing fully functional artificial limb replacements. Although lower extremity prostheses are currently ...
    • The design and evaluation of a mobile handheld intervention for providing context-sensitive medication reminders 

      Kaushik, Pallavi (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
      This work introduces the design and exploratory evaluation of a home reminder system for medication and healthcare that situates the timing and location of reminders based on contextual information about the user. The ...
    • Design and fabrication of electron energy filters for room temperature inelastic electron tunneling spectroscopy 

      Patil, Prashant (Prashant Tarachand) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
      Odor detection has wide range of applications in a variety of industries, including the agricultural, clinical diagnosis, pharmaceutical, cosmetics, food analysis, environmental and defense fields. Spectroscopic techniques ...
    • Design and implementation of a relief interface 

      Leithinger, Daniel (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
      Tangible representations of virtual content allow for sensory-rich interactions with computers through real-world objects. However, these objects are commonly static handles, with limited capabilities to present changing ...
    • Design and the police : toward a model of citizen intervention and civic imagination 

      Fish, Sands A., II (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
      The police are designed. Their tools, policies, and human services are all products of deliberation and choice, and therefore open to consideration and re-consideration in an era that has seen widespread abuse of power. ...
    • Design by decay, decay by design 

      Ling, Andrea Shin (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2018)
      THE USE of biological agents, such as bacteria, fungi, plant material, and insects, is proposed as a viable design methodology that can include end-of-life material treatment and re-use as part of the design process. Decay, ...
    • Design for the modern Prometheus : towards an integrated biodesign workflow 

      Sharma, Sunanda, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
      Biodesign is a growing field that harnesses the re-engineering capabilities of synthetic biology and the principles of design to create functional products on a variety of scales. It is now possible to precisely modify and ...
    • Design for very large-scale conversations 

      Sack, Warren (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2000)
      On the Internet there are now very large-scale conversations (VLSCs) in which hundreds, even thousands, of people exchange messages across international borders in daily, many-to-many communications. It is my thesis that ...
    • The design of a molecular assembly line based on biological molecules 

      Chow, Brian, 1978- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003)
      A general scheme towards a "molecular assembly line" based on biological molecules is proposed, as well as its potential uses as a universal polymer scaffold in programmed assembly and molecular electronics. It is based ...
    • The design of active workspaces 

      Ju, Wendy Guang-wen, 1975- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2001)
      This thesis investigates the creation of context-specific environments designed to assist people engaged in productive tasks. These Active Workspaces are an emerging class of applications that combine interaction design, ...
    • Design of currency, markets, and economy for knowledge 

      Shen, Dawei (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
      Information markets benefit the communities they serve by facilitating electronic distributed exchange of information. Further benefits include enhancing knowledge sharing, innovation, and productivity. This research ...