Creative design and technology research program
Defining collaborative design solutions where emerging technologies weave physically and digitally across all facets of our everyday experiences with performance, knowledge, play, environment.
We bring together academic researchers, designers, scholars, together with industry partners, to provide an innovative and cross-disciplinary perspective on physical-virtual codesign, bridging technology research and development, traditional design and the sociocultural context of digital media technologies.
As digital applications move from desktop and office workplace settings, they gain relevance within our everyday lives and spaces: homes, classrooms, public spaces, cultural or historical settings, scientific laboratories and beyond. At the same time, as physical objects and spaces gain new computational behaviors, they become increasingly complex: customizable, reprogrammable, repurposable and interoperable.
We believe that for this research to fully realize its potential impact on everyday life, the physical aspects (e.g. industrial and architectural design) and societal aspects (e.g. sociocultural context) of the resulting computationally enabled objects and spaces needs to be co-designed with the computational aspects. The design solutions that can best succeed in seamlessly integrating digital technologies into our everyday lives and physical contexts thus need to engage skills and expertise across a range of disciplines.
ROSS is a coordinated research effort at Georgia Tech to extend research on physical and digital interfaces across traditional disciplinary boundaries. We bring together researchers, designers, scholars and industry partners from a variety of fields including computing, electronics, media, design, architecture and social sciences to study, design, and build responsive objects, surfaces and spaces.