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Welcome to the Make4All Group. Our group applies technologies such as data science and 3D printing to improving inclusion in and accessibility of our digital future.  One of our primary application domains is revolutionizing assistive and health technology using consumer-grade manufacturing and physical computing.  We are also interested in understanding and changing context to improve inclusion and accessibility. We are currently looking for students (more details)

Research Projects

Our work tackles the scientific challenges that make it possible for everyday individuals and communities to create technology that improves accessibility and wellness, and sustainability. One of our primary application domains is revolutionizing the production and delivery of 3D printed assistive technology.  Our work combines computational approaches to making and data analytics. 

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News and Updates

Welcoming new group members and celebrating the new year

 A wonderful photo of the make4all group members who were able to celebrate the start of the new year and CHI together at my home. Thanks to everyone for coming, Megan for organizing and cooking, and all of the dishes and sweets that everyone shared. Happy birthday to Minxuan as well!

Fostering Science Education and Positive Technology Use at Home

I have been asked in a couple of different forums about how I have gone about parenting my children with respect ot technology. What came out of that thinking lacks any formal reference to literature, but it does represent my experience. I’ve always felt that despite many potential negatives (and despite being mostly a homesteading …

Teaching

University Teaching

Accessibility

Assistive Technology

Instructor: Jennifer Mankoff, jmankoff@cs.cmu.edu Spring 2005 HCII, 3601 NSH, (W)+1 (412) 268-1295 Office hours: By Appointment & 1-2pm Thurs Course Description This class will focus on computer accessibility, including web and desktop computing, and research in the area of assistive technology. The major learning goals from this course include: Develop an understanding of the relationship between disability …

Accessibility Seminar

The Accessibility Seminar (CSE 590W) is taught most quarters. This fall (2018), it will be taught at 2:30 on Wednesdays. The focus will be at the intersection of fabrication and assistive technology. Past years in which I was involved Autumn 2017 — Focus on hearing technologies Winter 2018 — Focus on student presentations

Fabrication & Computer Science for Social Good

Rapid Fabrication / Prototyping

Required Readings (videos for these and others found below) Mueller, S., Im, S., Gurevich, S., Teibrich, A., Pfisterer, L., Guimbretière, F., & Baudisch, P. (2014, October). WirePrint: 3D printed previews for fast prototyping. In Proceedings of the 27th annual ACM symposium on User interface software and technology (pp. 273-280). ACM. Interactive design space exploration and …

Metamaterials

Pick one to read (or read both!) Ion, A., Frohnhofen, J., Wall, L., Kovacs, R., Alistar, M., Lindsay, J., … & Baudisch, P. (2016, October). Metamaterial mechanisms. In Proceedings of the 29th Annual Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (pp. 529-539). ACM. Ion, A., Wall, L., Kovacs, R., & Baudisch, P. (2017, May). Digital …

Interactive Data Science

Middle School Curricula

Receipt Printing Robot

This document is based on a draft curriculum to be used for the 2016 Fall Tech Club (at the Waldorf School of Pittsburgh). During this club, students will work together to create a robot that can print quotes out using a receipt printer when a button is pressed, and blink its eyes. Learning Goals; Materials needed; Setup; Curricular …

 

People



Undergrads


Current Interns


Graduated PhD Students, Post Docs & Visitors

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Christian Koehler (PhD) (co-advised with Anind Dey)

Samsung

Julia Schwarz

Julia Schwarz (PhD) (co-advised with Scott Hudson)

Qeexo, Microsoft

Sunyoung Kim

Sunyoung Kim (PhD)

Harvard post doc (co-advised with Eric Paulos)

Scott Carter

Scott Carter (PhD)

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Tara Matthews

Tara Matthews (PhD)

Google

Michael Terry (Post Doc)

 

Other Alumni

Marty McGuire (Masters)

Masters Project, CMU VLIS, Stepgreen Social Website 2007-08

Taylor Raack (Masters)

Masters Project, CMU VLIS, Stepgreen NILM support 2011-12

Miriam Walker (Masters)

2003 MS Thesis “High-Fidelity or Low-fidelity, paper or computer? Choosing attributes when testing web prototypes,” UC Berkeley, Masters Report, 2003

Lauren Chapman (Masters)

MS in Design, Spring 2011, co-advised with Suguru Ishizaki: “Design for Chronic Illness: Exploring service systems & new technologies for patients with type 2 diabetes.”

Catherine Grevet (Undergraduate)

Undergraduate Honors Thesis, 2009: “Motivating Community-Oriented Behavior through an Online Social visualization,” Wellesley College.

PhD student at Georgia Tech

Devin BLais (Undergraduate)

Undergraduate Honors Thesis, 2009: “Green Facebook Applications: A competitive Analysis,” Carnegie Mellon University.

Ana Ramirez (Masters)

2005 MS Thesis “Designing systems that direct human action.” UC Berkeley, co-advised with Mark Davis, SIMS; NSF Fellowship

Scott Lederer (Masters)

MS, Fall 2003, co-advised with Anind Dey: “Designing disclosure: Interactive personal privacy at the dawn of ubiquitous computing.”

Holly Fait (Masters)

2003 MS Thesis “Simulation of user interaction experiences to improve evaluation for accessibility.”

Wai-Ling Ho-Ching (Masters)

MS, Fall 2003, co-advised with James Landy: “Can you see what I hear? The design and evaluation of a peripheral sound display for the deaf.”

Ruth Wylie (Undergraduate)

Undergraduate Honors Thesis, 2003 “The Effects of Computers on Cognitive Assessment,” UC Berkeley.

PhD at CMU; currently faculty at ASU (next position)