OurLab - Mixed Reality Lab Designer
This project demonstrates the feasibility of embedding requirements into a mixed reality platform by integrating rule-based constraints, allowing users to design a space and immediately know the impact of changes as they make them.
The platform, OurLab, integrates a range of mixed reality technologies and systems such as hand tracking, fiducial markers, and a tangible user interface. By moving physical, tracked objects around, a designer can explore potential lab configuration solutions that comply to given requirements. The platform analyses the design as it is occuring and reflects requirement compliance in real-time to the user.
This platform is currently being evaluated through user studies, looking at how different fidelities of visualisation immediate feedback can impact a design process, for better or worse.
Written by Louise Larsson Summary of project and intended outcomes In my individual research project this term I investigated potential alternative user interfaces for computer-aided design, CAD, software and brain-computer interfaces in particular. That is looking into the prospects of making designing more intuitive and accessible by introducing brain control to the design process in […]
Negligible-cost microfluidic device fabrication using 3D-printed interconnecting channel scaffolds Available open access via PLOS One: https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0245206 Harry, Robert Hughes and Andrea Diaz Gaxiola have together published work that demonstrates a fabrication method to produce negligible-cost microfluidic devices that can be combined using a system of inter-connecting joints. The method uses 3D printed scaffolds – produced […]
Harry today presented his poster titled “Investigating strategies for mass property replication in 3D printed prototypes” at DCC2020 – virtually, of course, given the world we now live in! The poster aims to introduce the use of variable infill for the purpose of replicating mass properties between as-designed and as-fabricated parts when using rapid prototyping. […]
We would like to thank the organisers of Design 2020 for a fantastic virtual conference, with four papers presented by member of the group: A FRAMING OF DESIGN AS PATHWAYS BETWEEN PHYSICAL, VIRTUAL AND COGNITIVE MODELS presented by David, DEMOCRATISING DESIGN THROUGH SURROGATE MODEL CONVOLUTIONAL NEURAL NETWORKS OF COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN REPOSITORIES and CO-WORD GRAPHS […]
The Workshop is a job scheduling tool for coordinating manufacturing in areas such as university workshops. It’s a collaborative initiative between the DMF lab’s project clean access, and industry partner CFMS. It has been developed to enable the continued functioning of University manufacturing centres by assisting the transition to more virtual interaction with students and […]
We’ve had an extended abstract published and poster presented at MicroTAS 2020 that demonstrates a proof-of-concept for a negligble cost, open-source micorfluidic device fabrication process using desktop 3D printers.
I have been working on justifying the need for refactoring in CAD models. The results of this analysis will be presented at the CAD’20 conference which will be held on ZOOM this coming July due to COVID outbreak. The extended abstract Investigating and characterising variability in CAD modelling: An overview gives an overview of the […]
Harry has had a poster accepted to DCC 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia for the end of June. The work presented looks at the capability of varying mass properties in rapid protoyped parts by manipulating the infill density through the part(s). This work follows on from Harry’s work on identifying the effect on user perceptions of […]
Harry’s first paper has been accepted to Design 2020! Titled “Looks like but does it feel like? Investigating the influence of mass properties on user perceptions of rapid prototypes” the paper looks at how mass, balance and inertia are considered by people through manipulation of an example part. It was found that each of the […]