Design Contributions – Creations
“The Harmonic Levitator is a brass musical instrument, inspired by the traditional singing bowl. It represents, the creativity, innovativeness, and technology development of the students, graduates, researchers, faculty, and staff of SUTD. The free motion is enabled with a novel magnetic levitation array.”
These photochromic gifts come as part of a new research project at SUTD regarding “designing for” climate change resilience in Singapore.
The photochromic shirt contains plant motifs of the native Singaporean sea almond, raintree and handkerchief trees. In the background we have molecules of greenhouse gases in a batik-inspired pattern to remind us of our commitment […]
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 […]