The IxD lab

News

The IxD Lab is a place where we build ideas. It is a space for working with research questions that demands physical explorations into new forms of interaction and into new material and computational expressions.

The IxD Lab is open to any researcher at the ITU who is looking to build stuff as part of their research. The lab also hosts a variety of in-house and external events as means to exchange knowledge of new technologies and forms of interaction.

See the Resources section for what we offer at IxD Lab.

The IxD lab can be found at 5A58 .
If you want to know more about IxD lab, or want to use some of our facilities.

If you have any questions please contact Head of IxD lab Anna Vallgårda or Lab Manager Ben Cahill

Ambient Cycle

Front-page, Research Projects

Ambient Cycle is an app and a Wi-Fi connected LED strip that slowly changes colour according to the user’s menstrual cycle data. We wanted to explore what happens when we turn our bodies inside out, allowing our homes to adapt to our changing bodies. We felt that menstrual cycles are an interesting design case as they are relatively predictable and many bodily and emotional changes happen over the menstrual cycle. We were also interested in gathering people’s reactions to having their private data made public in this way.

Project team: Sarah Homewood, Anna Vallgårda

Mirroring by Design

News, Student projects

Continue reading “Mirroring by Design” »

Rapid Prototyping of Silicone Moulds

Front-page, Material Explorations

Over the last year, we have been making a number of things from silicone. This short video provides an overview of some rapid prototyping techniques and shows a use-case that implements several methods.

Magnetic Silicone

Front-page, Material Explorations

Magnetic Silicone is a composite of Iron Oxide and EcoFlex 00-30 Moulding Silicone.
Like the best things in life, this exploration came about by chance.
This material was discovered in the process of attempting to make soft iron cores for flexible electromagnets. The short video shows how different arrangements of the material reacts to permanent magnetic actuation.

IxD Lab at Copenhagen Culture Night 2017

Front-page, News

Continue reading “IxD Lab at Copenhagen Culture Night 2017” »

The Hedonic Haptics player

Feautured Project, Research Projects

Continue reading “The Hedonic Haptics player” »

Design Exhibition ‘Bright Light Sight’

Feautured Project, Student projects

Continue reading “Design Exhibition ‘Bright Light Sight’” »

MoldIT: A Material Programming Practice

Feautured Project, Research Projects

Continue reading “MoldIT: A Material Programming Practice” »

Felt Radio: Sensing and Making Sense of Wireless Traffic

Feautured Project, Research Projects

Continue reading “Felt Radio: Sensing and Making Sense of Wireless Traffic” »

A Basic Form Language for Shape-Changing Interfaces

Feautured Project, Research Projects

Continue reading “A Basic Form Language for Shape-Changing Interfaces” »

Explorations of Temporal Form

Feautured Project, Research Projects

Continue reading “Explorations of Temporal Form” »

The Dress Room

Feautured Project, Research Projects

Continue reading “The Dress Room” »