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Building on last year’s success, GI 2016 will again include an Invited Speaker Series, featuring an additional seven dynamic speakers from graphics, HCI and visualization. These talks will be in addition to the two keynote speakers, and the three award talks from winners of the 2016 CHCCS Achievement Award and the 2015 Bill Buxton and Alain Fournier Ph.D. Dissertation awards.

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Thursday, June 2 • 11:00 - 11:40
Invited Speaker Series: Bernhard Thomaszewski

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Invited Speaker Series
Session Chair: Tiberiu Popa

Computational Tools for Personalized Design and Digital Fabrication — Bernhard Thomaszewski (Disney Research Zurich)

As a key advantage over conventional manufacturing technologies, 3D printing has the ability to create complexity and variety at no extra cost. This fact indicates the possibility of a mass customization culture in which we personalize designs according to our needs and preferences and fabricate them at home on a 3D printer. But while there is already a thriving market of consumer-level 3D printers, the tools that would empower average users to design 3D-printable content are still largely lacking.

In this talk, I will highlight a number of challenges that arise when creating such tools and illustrate some key concepts on the example of physical characters such as mechanical toys, robotic creatures, and other mechanically-functional models. I will also talk about our work on design tools for physical surfaces such as balloon-like inflatables and structures made from interlocking elements.

Thursday June 2, 2016 11:00 - 11:40
BWC B150 Bob Wright Centre, University of Victoria

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