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Clement Zheng is a design technologist. His work investigates computational design, tangible interactions, and making cultures. He is particularly interested in exploring alternative material approaches for designing interactive systems. His research findings are often presented in the form of new tools and approaches for building tangible interactions. Clement is currently teaching and researching in the Division of Industrial Design at the National University of Singapore. He leads the Interactive Materials Lab and holds a joint appointment with Keio-NUS CUTE Center.

Selected Work

Shape Haptics ︎︎︎
An approach for customizing and fabricating passive force feedback mechanisms with the laser cutter.

Shape Haptics: Planar and Passive Force Feedback Mechanisms for Physical Interfaces. CHI 2022. PDF

Printed Paper Markers ︎︎︎
Investigating the unlikely intersection of computer vision with paper crafting and printing for making inexpensive and functional tangible interfaces.

Tangible Interfaces with Printed Paper Markers. DIS 2020 (Honorable Mention). PDF

Sensing Kirigami ︎︎︎
A technique for crafting functional paper inputs. Carbon-coated paper is used for resistive sensing of folds and bends, while the laser cutter is used to etch and cut 3D circuits and kirigami patterns.

Sensing Kirigami. DIS 2019 (Best Pictorial). PDF

Mechamagnets ︎︎︎
A technique for building functional and haptic physical inputs with FDM 3D printing, embedded magnets, and Hall effect sensing.

Mechamagnets: Designing and Fabrication Haptic and Functional Physical Inputs with Embedded Magnets. TEI 2019. PDF

Mechamagnets: Tactile Mechanisms with Embedded Magnets. TEI 2018. PDF

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