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GERI 2018 Summer Workshops

STAR I Workshop Over the summer of 2018, the C Design Lab conducted a two-week Toy Design workshop for students in grades 7 and 8. … Continue reading...
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SynchronizAR: Instant Synchronization for Spontaneous and Spatial Collaborations in Augmented Reality

Ke Huo, Tianyi Wang, Luis Paredes, Ana M Villanueva, Yuanzhi Cao, Karthik Ramani
In Proceedings of the 31th Annual Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, UIST 2018, Oct. 14-17, Berlin, Germany. https://doi.org/10.1145/3242587.3242595
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Integrating environmental sustainability in undergraduate mechanical engineering courses using guided discovery instruction

Devarajan Ramanujan, Ninger Zhou & Karthik Ramani
Journal of cleaner production
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MultiSoft: Soft Sensor Enabling Real-Time Multimodal Sensing with Contact Localization and Deformation Classification

Sang Ho Yoon, Luis Paredes, Ke Huo, Karthik Ramani
Proceedings of the ACM on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies (IMWUT Volume 2 Issue 3, UbiComp 2018)
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The Design for Additive Manufacturing Worksheet

2017 ASME Editors’ Choice Award to ‘The Design for Additive Manufacturing Worksheet’ Publication

Joran Booth, Jeffrey Alperovich, Pratik Chawla, Jiayan Ma, Tahira Reid, and Karthik Ramani
ASME’s Journal of Mechanical Design has given its 2017 Editors’ Choice Award to The Design for Additive Manufacturing Worksheet by Joran Booth, Jeffrey Alperovich, Pratik… Continue reading...
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Prestigious Publication: Gauss’s law for networks directly reveals community boundaries – Featured in Scientific Reports

Download: Nature – Gauss’s Law for networks directly reveals community boundaries… Continue reading...
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Gauss’s law for networks directly reveals community boundaries

Ayan Sinha, David F. Gleich & Karthik Ramani
The study of network topology provides insight into the function and behavior of physical, social, and biological systems. A natural step towards discovering the organizing… Continue reading...
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Toying With Design: Experiencing Design for Rapid Prototyping Using Mini-Fabrication Exercises

Siddharth Banerjee, Caleb Carithers, Aniket Chavan, Devarajan Ramanujan and Karthik Ramani
Proceedings of the ASME 2018 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference IDETC/CIE 2018 August 26-29, 2018, Quebec City, Canada… Continue reading...
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Plain2Fun: Augmenting Ordinary Objects with Interactive Functions by Auto-Fabricating Surface Painted Circuits

Tianyi Wang, Ke Huo, Pratik Chawla, Guiming Chen, Siddharth Banerjee, Karthik Ramani
Proceedings of the 2018 DIS Designing Interactive Systems Conference, June 9-13, 2018, Hong Kong, China, with honourable mention.
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Plain2Fun: Augmenting Ordinary Objects with Interactive Functions by Auto-Fabricating Surface Painted Circuits

Tianyi Wang, Ke Huo, Partik Chawla, Guiming Chen, Siddharth Banerjee, Karthik Ramani
In Extended Abstracts of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (p. LBW113). ACM.
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Ani-Bot: A Modular Robotics System Supporting Creation, Tweaking, and Usage with Mixed-Reality Interactions

Yuanzhi Cao, Zhuangying Xu, Terrell Glenn, Ke Huo, Karthik Ramani
Twelfth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interactions (TEI 2018) March 18-21, Stockholm, Sweden
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Ani-Bot: A Mixed-Reality Ready Modular Robotics System

Yuanzhi Cao, Zhuangying Xu, Terrell Glenn, Ke Huo, Karthik Ramani
In Proceedings of the 30th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software & Technology (UIST 2017 Poster Abstract) , Quebec City, Canada, 2017
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iSoft: A Customizable Soft Sensor with Real-time Continuous Contact and Stretching Sensing

Sang Ho Yoon, Ke Huo, Yunbo Zhang, Guiming Chen, Luis Paredes, Subramanian Chidambaram, Karthik Ramani
In Proceedings of the 30th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software & Technology (UIST'17) , Quebec City, Canada, 2017 (Acceptance Rate: 22.5%)
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Robust Hand Pose Estimation during the Interaction with an Unknown Object

Chiho Choi, Sang Ho Yoon, Chin-Ning Chen, Karthik Ramani
2017 IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV)
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The Influence of Toy Design Activities on Middle School Students’ Understanding of the Engineering Design Processes

Ninger Zhou, Nielsen L. Pereira, Tarun Thomas George, Jeffrey Alperovich, Joran Booth, Senthil Chandrasegaran, Jeffrey David Tew, Devadatta M. Kulkarni, Karthik Ramani
Journal of Science Education and Technology (2017): 1-13.
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Arm fatigue accumulates during a prolonged use of mid-air interfaces such as Oculus Rift. (Purdue University Photo/Brian Huchel)

Study Researches ‘Gorilla-Arm’ Fatigue in Mid-Air Computer Usage

Arm fatigue accumulates during a prolonged use of mid-air interfaces such as Oculus Rift. (Purdue University Photo/Brian Huchel) WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Researchers at Purdue… Continue reading...
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BikeGesture: User Elicitation and Performance of Micro Hand Gesture as Input for Cycling

Yanke Tan, Sang Ho Yoon, Karthik Ramani
In Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA' 17: 2147-2154), Denver, CO, May 6-11, 2017
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Modeling Cumulative Arm Fatigue in Mid-Air Interaction based on Perceived Exertion and Kinetics of Arm Motion

Sujin Jang, Wolfgang Stuerzlinger, Satyajit Ambike, Karthik Ramani
In Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2017: 3328-3339), Denver, CO, May 6-11, 2017 (Acceptance Rate: 25%)
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WireFab: Mix-Dimension Modeling and Fabrication for 3D Mesh Models

Min Liu, Yunbo Zhang, Jing Bai, Yuanzhi Cao, Jeffrey Alperovich, Karthik Ramani
In Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2017: 965-976), Denver, CO, May 6-11, 2017 (Acceptance Rate: 25%)
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Window-Shaping: 3D Design Ideation by Creating on, Borrowing from, and Looking at the Physical World

Ke Huo, Vinayak, Karthik Ramani
In Proceedings of the TEI'17: Tenth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction. ACM. (TEI'17: 37-45) , Yokohama, Japan, Mar., 2017
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Co-3Deator: A Team-First Collaborative 3D Design Ideation Tool

Cecil Piya, Vinayak, Senthil Chandrasegaran, Niklas Elmqvist, Karthik Ramani
In Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2017: 6581-6592), Denver, CO, May 6-11, 2017 (Acceptance Rate: 25%)
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Deconvolving Feedback Loops in Recommender Systems

Ayan Sinha, David F. Gleich, Karthik Ramani
In Proceedings of the Thirtieth Annual Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS'16) , Barcelona, Spain, 2016
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Window-Shaping: 3D Design Ideation in Mixed Reality

Ke Huo, Vinayak, Karthik Ramani
In Proceedings of the 2016 Symposium on Spatial User Interaction, Tokyo, Japan, 2016 Oct.
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TRing: Instant and Customizable Interactions with Objects Using an Embedded Magnet and a Finger-Worn Device

Sang Ho Yoon, Yunbo Zhang, Ke Huo, Karthik Ramani
In Proceedings of the 29th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software & Technology (UIST'16) , Tokyo, Japan, 2016 (Acceptance Rate: 20.6%)
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FEASY: A Sketch-based Tool for Finite Element Analysis

Sundar Murugappan, Cecil Piya, Maria C. Yang, Karthik Ramani
Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering, Volume 16, Issue 3, September 2016
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The intrinsic geometric structure of protein-protein interaction networks for protein interaction prediction

Yi Fang, Mengtian Sun, Guoxian Dai, and Karthik Ramani
IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics (TCBB) TCBB Homepage archive Volume 13 Issue 1, January/February 2016 Pages 76-85
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Proto-TAI++: Exploring perceptually consistent creation of planar shape assemblies through multi-modal tangible interactions

Cecil Piya, Vinayak, Karthik Ramani
Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering, Volume 16, Issue 3, September 2016
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This series of photos shows the use of a new system, called DeepHand, developed by researchers in Purdue University’s C Design Lab. It is capable of “deep learning” to understand the hand’s nearly endless complexity of joint angles and contortions, an advance that will be needed for future systems that allow people to interact with virtual environments in virtual and augmented reality. (Purdue University image/C Design Lab)

New tool for virtual and augmented reality uses ‘deep learning’

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Future systems that allow people to interact with virtual environments will require computers to interpret the human hand’s nearly endless variety… Continue reading...
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DeepHand: Robust Hand Pose Estimation by Completing a Matrix Imputed with Deep Features

Ayan Sinha*, Chiho Choi*, and Karthik Ramani (* denotes equal contribution)
In Proc. IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) 2016, Las Vegas, USA.
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The Design For Additive Manufacturing Worksheet

Joran W. Booth, Jeffery Alperovich, Tahira N. Reid, Karthik Ramani
Proceedings of the ASME 2016 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences &Computers and Information in Engineering ConferenceIDETC/CIE 2016August 21-24, 2016, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
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RealFusion: An Interactive Workflow for Repurposing Real-World Objects towards Early-stage Creative Ideation

Cecil Piya, Vinayak, Yunbo Zhang, Karthik Ramani
In Proceedings of Graphics Interface 2016, Victoria, BC, Canada
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CardBoardiZer: Creatively Customize, Articulate and Fold 3D Mesh Models

Yunbo Zhang,Wei Gao, Luis Paredes, Karthik Ramani
Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (pp. 897-907). ACM.
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Wearable Textile Input Device with Multimodal Sensing for Eyes-Free Mobile Interaction during Daily Activities

Sang Ho Yoon, Ke Huo, Karthik Ramani
Pervasive and Mobile Computing (2016), 33, 17-31
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Optimal Fitting of Strain-Controlled Flattenable Mesh Surfaces

Yunbo Zhang, Charlie C. L. Wang, Karthik Ramani
The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 1-15.
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Cubimorph: Designing Modular Handheld Shape Changing Devices for End-Users

Roudaut, Anne and Krusteva, Diana and Karnik, Abhijit Anil and McCoy, Mike and Ramani, Karthik and Subramanian, Sriram
The International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) 2016, Stockholm, Sweden.
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TMotion: Embedded 3D Mobile Input using Magnetic Sensing Technique

Sang Ho Yoon, Ke Huo, Karthik Ramani
In Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction (TEI'16), Eindhoven, Netherlands, 2016 (Acceptance Rate: 27%)
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MobiSweep: Exploring Spatial Design Ideation Using a Smartphone as a Hand-held Reference Plane

Vinayak, Devarajan Ramanujan, Cecil Piya, Karthik Ramani
In Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction, Netherlands, 2016
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Interventions for Teaching Sketching Skills and Reducing Inhibition for Novice Engineering Designers

Joran W. Booth, Elkin A. Taborda, Karthik Ramani, and Tahira Reid
Design Studies, 43, 1-23.
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Extracting Hand Grasp & Motion for Intent Expression in Mid-Air Shape Deformation: A Concrete & Iterative Exploration through a Virtual Pottery Application

Vinayak and Karthik Ramani
Computers & Graphics, Volume 55, April 2016, Pages 143-156, ISSN 0097-8493, (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cag.2015.10.012.)
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A Collaborative Filtering Approach to Real-Time Hand Pose Estimation

Chiho Choi, Ayan Sinha, Joon Hee Choi, Sujin Jang, and Karthik Ramani
In Proc. IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV) 2015, Santiago, Chile.
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Empirical Studies of Functional Decomposition in Early Design

Joran W. Booth, Ahbinav Bhasin, Tahira Reid, and Karthik Ramani
Proceedings of the ASME 2015 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2015 August 2-5, 2015, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
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Comparing Functional Analysis Methods for Product Dissection Tasks

Joran W. Booth, Tahira N. Reid, Claudia Eckert, Karthik Ramani
Journal of Mechanical Design J. Mech. Des 137(8), 081101 (Aug 01, 2015) (10 pages) doi: 10.1115/1.4030232
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MotionFlow for pattern analysis of human motion data. (a) Pose tree: a simplified representation of multiple motion sequences
aggregating the same transitions into a tree diagram. (b) A window dedicated to show a subtree structure based on a query. (c)
Space-filling treemap representation of the motion sequence data using slice-and-dice layout. (d) Node-link diagram of pose
clusters (nodes) and transitions (links) between them. This view supports interactive partition-based pose clustering. (e) Multi-tab
interface for storing unique motion patterns. (f) Animations of single or multiple selected human motions.

MotionFlow: Visual Abstraction and Aggregation of Sequential Patterns in Human Motion Tracking Data

Sujin Jang, Niklas Elmqvist, and Karthik Ramani
IEEE Transaction on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG) vol.22, no.1, pp.21-30, Jan. 31, 2016 / IEEE Conference on Visual Analytics Science and Technology (VAST) Oct. 25-30, Chicago, IL, 2015. In print.
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A framework for visualization-driven eco-conscious design exploration

Devarajan Ramanujan, William Z. Bernstein, William Benjamin, Karthik Ramani, Niklas Elmqvist, Devadatta Kulkarni, Jeffrey Tew
Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering. 2015 Dec 1;15(4):041010.
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Mutually coordinated visualization of product and supply chain metadata for sustainable design

William Z. Bernstein, Devarajan Ramanujan, Devadatta Kulkarni, Jeffrey Tew, Niklas Elmqvist, Fu Zhao, Karthik Ramani
Journal of Mechanical Design. 2015 Dec 1;137(12):121101.
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The Status, Challenges, and Future of Additive Manufacturing in Engineering

Wei Gao, Yunbo Zhang, Devarajan Ramanujan, Karthik Ramani, Yong Chen, Christopher B. Williams, Charlie C.L. Wang, Yung C. Shin, Song Zhang, Pablo D. Zavattieri
Computer-Aided Design, doi:10.1016/j.cad.2015.04.001
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Hand Grasp and Motion for Intent Expression in Mid-Air Virtual Pottery

Vinayak and Karthik Ramani
In Proceedings of Graphics Interface 2015 (GI '15). Canadian Information Processing Society, Toronto, Ont., Canada, Canada
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A Gesture-free Geometric Approach for Mid-Air Expression of Design Intent

Vinayak and Karthik Ramani
Computer-Aided Design (Elsevier), Available online 17 July 2015, ISSN 0010-4485, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cad.2015.06.006.
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Sketcholution: Interaction Histories for Sketching

Zhenpeng Zhao, William Benjamin, Niklas Elmqvist, Karthik Ramani
International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 82 (2015) 11–20
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Informing Early Design Via Crowd-based Co-creation

Devarajan Ramanujan, Vinayak, Yash Nawal, Tahira Reid, Karthik Ramani
ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences, August 2-5, Boston ,MA
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