ITECH Expert Lecture - Summer Term 2020
23.06.2020 - 18:00 pm
"Material Programming and 4D-printing for Bio-inspired Self-shaping"
Tiffany is a creative technologist from Taiwan with a background in architecture and robotic fabrication. Interested in the intersections between computation, materials, and robotics, her research focuses on the creation of digital-physical interactive workflows that allow mass-customization of material properties, behavior, and performance. Currently, Tiffany is a Research Associate at the ICD, where she researches programmable self-shaping material systems enabled by 4D-printing. Tiffany is also co-founder of Growy, a personalized gardening companion and AR experience. She previously worked with the MaP+S Group at Harvard GSD, developing novel materially informed digital fabrication strategies for bespoke carbon-fiber systems. She has also practiced with StudioFV, designing cycling infrastructure and bike facilities for LA Metro. Her professional experience ranges from electronics production and embedded programming to interaction design. Tiffany received her Master in Design Studies (with a concentration in Technology) from the GSD at Harvard University. She holds a Bachelor of Architecture and Minor in Digital Studies from the University of Southern California.