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Kia ora. I'm a Principal Research Engineer in the Autodesk Consumer Group. This site documents the projects I have worked on at the cross-section of design, technology, art and science. Currently my work is focused on new digital fabrication technologies and applications.

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Printed Bulbs Awards

April 20, 2013
Our series of Printed Bulbs, designed by Eric Brockmeyer and I as part of the Printed Optics project, recently won several design awards. We picked up a Platinum A’ Design Award and a Bronze International Design Award.
Printed Bulbs Awards

Printed Optics @ CES

December 29, 2012
We just finished up making a series of Printed Optics pieces to go on display at CES in the Stratsys/Objet booth. CES 2013 runs from Jan 8-11 and is a major event on the consumer electronics calendar.

While fabricating the latest set of Printed Optics pieces we recorded an overview of how our Printed Bulbs are made. Be sure to check out the video and also drop by CES if you are in the area.

Printed Optics Awards, Press Coverage

October 27, 2012
The Printed Optics project that I worked on at Disney Research won ‘Best Demo’ at the UIST 2012 conference and was also nominated for ‘Best Paper’! This is the second straight year we have taken out multiple honors at UIST, so a big thanks to my co-authors Eric, Scott, and Ivan for all their hard work.

The Printed Optics project was covered widely in the press, including articles by BBC News, Core77, Engadget, The Verge, NBC News, Gizmodo, and NOTCOT.

Printed Optics Light Bulbs

Interactions Magazine Feature

June 13, 2012
My work on interfaces for mobile projectors has been highlighted in a feature article in Interactions Magazine. The article is a good summary of the exciting work being done with mobile projectors and also looks at some of the challenges that need to be overcome. Check out the article online or in the PDF below.

Pico Projectors: Firefly or Bright Future?

Pico Projectors: Firefly or Bright Future?

Best Paper, Best Demo at UIST

October 26, 2011
The SideBySide project that I worked on at Disney Research won ‘Best Paper’ and ‘Best Demo’ at the UIST 2011 conference! Given the amazing quality of work at the conference this year it was a quite an achievement to take out both awards. Special thanks to my co-authors Ivan, Scott, and Mo.

SideBySide has also been covered widely in the press, including articles by Wired, New Scientist, Engadget, Gizmodo, Creative Applications, CNET, and Discovery.