Design Contributions – Creations
The connections used in any structural system play a signiﬁcant role in deﬁning the form, performance, cost, and aesthetic of an overall design including that of a building.
Topologically Interlocking Joinery (TIJ) is a concept that has been used throughout history around the world to create structures. Examples of TIJ range from complex interlocking topologies such […]
This token represents IDC’s commitment to pursue both a multi-disciplinary and multi-scale approach to solving some of the world’s toughest design problems.
At the atomic scale, we see the combination of larger and smaller atoms to create the Alumina molecule.
At the micro-scale, the fine features of the Alumina foam can be visualized using micro-tomography. This process […]
The levitation gyroscope embraces the values of the IDC and design at many levels:
The form of the sculpture’s base is representative of the designer and sustainable built environment. It is analogous to the Chinese character Rén (人). Like a designer it is also highly dynamic, flexible, and adaptive, symbolized by its levitation.
The gyroscope itself has […]
The SUTD Emblem Cube represents the future of Digital Design and Manufacturing in Singapore, and the IDC’s Design Research Thrust of Visualization and Prototyping.
The letters of the inner cube are formed from a single line in 3D space, while the surface is hand polished. The result is an integration of craft and advanced computational modeling.
This project aimed to precisely navigate a subject through a route only with the use of 3d-sound (binaural sound). Firstly, a subject’s capability of absolute localization of real sound sources was tested, along with the subject’s ability of absolute localization of virtual sound sources. Data from this experiment suggested that localization of virtual sound was […]
JoggAR is a mixed-modality AR approach for technology-augmented jogging. JoggAR demonstrates a novel combination of wearable visual, audio and sensing technology to realize a game-like persistent augmented reality (AR) environment to enhance jogging and other exertion experiences that involves changing attention intensities in the course of the activities. In particular we developed a method to […]
Spectral biofeedback has been studied in previous studies as a potential complement to traditional articulation therapy for individuals who have been resistant to traditional articulation therapy.
Results from these studies have been promising in substantiating the potential of spectral biofeedback as effective complements to traditional articulation therapy. However, existing studies have only been using spectral biofeedback […]
Design of Shape Shifting Robots
Mohan Rajesh Elara, SUTD
From residential floor cleaning to logistics delivery missions, robotics offer enormous advantages in improving productivity, efficiency and safety. However, designing these machines is challenging mainly attributed to the complex nature of the environments in which they operates. To this end, we are focusing our efforts on self-reconfigurable robots: artificial machines that possess […]
People spend 90% of their time indoors. However, the indoor air can be much more polluted than the outdoor. This will lead to sick-building syndrome, which includes asthma and other respiratory diseases. In daily administration, we need a better way of showing the overall hygiene level, thus the HygieneL system was designed, which contains both […]
Topologically Interlocking Joineries (TIJs) can be viewed as a design principle to join structural elements without metallic fasteners by creatively using topology/geometry to create interlocking structures. TIJs are found in traditional timber structures, ecologically viable buildings with a long history both in Eastern and Western culture. Such joints developed and refined over centuries exhibits enormous […]