Material transformation designing shape changing interfaces enabled by programmable material anisotropy
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Architecture. Program in Media Arts and Sciences.
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This thesis takes a material perspective on designing transformable interfaces. The structure of material and mechanical properties such as stiffness, can determine not only its static performances, but also, with the help of external forces, support dynamic shape change. By encoding structural or stiffness distribution in the actuated materials, we can partially offload the shape-changing control from actuators (digital) to the material itself (analogue), in order to achieve expressive transformations that current modularized actuation system cannot easily provide. The implementation of this thesis will be three series of material primitives and three application prototypes that demonstrate the real world potential of this research.
Thesis: S.M., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, School of Architecture and Planning, Program in Media Arts and Sciences, 2014.This electronic version was submitted by the student author. The certified thesis is available in the Institute Archives and Special Collections.Cataloged from student-submitted PDF version of thesis.Includes bibliographical references (pages 91-93).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Architecture. Program in Media Arts and Sciences.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Architecture. Program in Media Arts and Sciences.