Spatial Sketch is a software application for creating 3D sketches in physical space and transforming them into real world objects as a series of laser cut slices. The idea is to bridge between physical movement and physical form, exploring the creative possibilities of digital fabrication. The initial iteration shown here demonstrates the design and creation of a lamp shade using gestural movement and its fabrication using a series of radial slices cut from cardboard and acrylic.
Slices can be projected from sketches in parallel (left) and radial (right) mode.
The 2D slices are then adjusted to house a small light bulb and fabricated using a laser cutter.
A sample of different prototype lamp shades created using a range of materials.
Presentations and workshops conducted during our research.
‘Spatial Sketch: Bridging Between Movement & Fabrication’ Karl D.D. Willis, Juncong Lin, Jun Mitani, and Takeo Igarashi. In Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction (TEI 2010), Cambridge, MA.
Created by: Karl D.D. Willis & Juncong Lin at the Design Interface Project