CDM Colloquium Presents: Dr. HyunJoo Oh - Everyday Materials to Grow Resilience in Learning through Making

Abstract: Tools and materials shape the way we think, make and learn. Familiarity and accessibility of everyday tools and materials play a critical role as a means to foster resilience and empower creativity. Resilience in this context refers to how one can face and adapt challenges in the process of learning through making and push oneself to investigate new creative possibilities. In this talk, I will present our research projects on computational design tools and methods that integrate everyday craft materials with computing. I’ll discuss how our work attempts to engage and empower a broad range of designers to become more resilient in their learning through making.

Bio: HyunJoo Oh is an assistant professor with a joint appointment in the School of Industrial Design and the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Tech. She is the director of the CoDe Craft group where a team of researchers explores how computing technologies can extend and transform familiar and accessible materials and how these integrations can broaden expressive and technical possibilities for designers. She received her Ph.D. in Technology, Media, and Society from the University of Colorado Boulder and master’s degrees in Entertainment Technology from Carnegie Mellon University and Media Interaction Design from Ewha Woman's University. More information about HyunJoo Oh and her group can be found from


Friday, May 14 at 1:00pm to 2:00pm

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