Recent News

Majeed Kazemitabaar will be a visiting student researcher this semester at UC Berkeley's Institute of Design (BiD Lab) to work with Prof. Bjoern Hartmann. He will be researching on tangible machine learning for children as part of his ongoing work with MakerWear.

We were happy to be invited to speak at the Tech+Design workshop at Technica, the largest all-women hackathon in the US. Four Makeability Lab members spoke (Soheil, Manaswi, Liang, and Majeed) who talked about their research, their design process, and designing for social impact.

I’m happy to announce that our CHI’16 Late Breaking Work entitled ReWear: Early Explorations of a Modular Wearable Construction Kit for Young Children was just honored with a Best Paper Award given to only four of the 647 submissions (0.6%). This was a terrific team effort involving contributions from five students, including two undergraduates and one high school student and led by Majeed Kazimitabaar.

Publications

MakerWear: A Tangible Approach to Interactive Wearable Creation for Children

Majeed Kazemitabaar  Jason McPeak  Alex Jiao  Liang He  Thomas Outing  Jon E. Froehlich 

Proceedings of CHI 2017

ReWear: Early Explorations of a Modular Wearable Construction Kit for Young Children

Majeed Kazemitabaar  Liang He  Katie Wang  Chloe Aloimonos  Tony Cheng  Jon E. Froehlich 

CHI '16 Extended Abstracts

MakerShoe: Towards an E-Textile Construction Kit to Support Creativity, Playful Making, and Self-Expression

Majeed Kazemitabaar  Leyla Norooz  Mona Leigh Guha  Jon E. Froehlich 

IDC '15 Extended Abstracts

Talks

MakerWear: A Tangible Approach to Interactive Wearable Creation for Children

Majeed Kazemitabaar

March 7, 2017 University of California, Berkeley

Tech+Design: Interaction Design for a Purpose

Soheil Behnezhad Liang He Majeed Kazemitabaar Manaswi Saha

Nov. 3, 2016 University of Maryland, College Park

MakerWear: Early Explorations of Wearable Construction Kits for Children

Majeed Kazemitabaar

Sept. 25, 2016 Silver Spring, Maryland

MakerWear: Early Explorations of Wearable Construction Kits for Children

Jon E. Froehlich Majeed Kazemitabaar

May 26, 2016 College Park, Maryland

MakerShoe: Towards an E-Textile Construction Kit to Support Creativity, Playful Making, and Self-Expression

Majeed Kazemitabaar

May 28, 2015 College Park, Maryland