Spring 2021

Chen Liang

Chen Liang

M.S. Student
Texas A&M University


Friday, 03/05/21 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (Central)


Interactive System to Support the Exploration and Measurement of Adaptive 3D Designs

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Thingiverse hosts over 1.9 million 3D designs shared across the fabrication community, many of which are designed to interact with real-world objects and are customizable upon personal needs. However, it is challenging for novice users to discover relevant designs using textual information, comprehend what customizable parameters mean, where they are located on target objects, and how to measure them correctly. To solve these problems, we present an interactive system that uses a graph-based structure to represent adaptation designs to improve the search and exploration process, then guides end-users through the measurement process using a set of modular measurement methods for primitive shapes. Our system assists users without expert skills to conveniently discover, adjust, and reuse adaptive designs.


Chen Liang is a master student in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, advised by Dr. Jeeeun Kim. He received his B.S. degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the Ohio State University. His research interests include human-computer interaction and computer vision.