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ShadowAstro: Levitating Constellation Silhouette for Spatial Exploration and Learning

Jury Honorable Mention

Chenfeng (Jesse) Gao*, Jiatong Li*, Ken Nakagaki

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AeroRigUI: Actuated TUIs for Spatial Interaction using Rigging Swarm Robots on Ceilings in Everyday Space

Chenfeng (Jesse) Gao*, Lilith Yu*, David Wu, Ken Nakagaki

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Submitting to ACM CHI2024

SHAPE-IT: Leveraging Generative AI to Generate and Customize Dynamic and Interactive Physical Shapes on Pin-based Shape Display through Real-time Language based Instruction

Chenfeng (Jesse) Gao*, Wanli (Michael) Qian*, ... Ken Nakagaki


Jesse is a designer who has an interest in tangible interfaces, mixed reality, and multimodal interaction. Currently, he is pursuing his studies in Computer Science as a pre-doctoral student at the University of Chicago. Under the guidance of Dr. Ken Nakagaki, Jesse is exploring the field of tangible and actuated interactions at AxLab.

Before joining AxLab, Jesse got his Master's in Design from the Illinois Institute of Technology, Institue of Design(ID) and a B.S. in Applied Mathematics from Renmin University of China. At ID, Dr. Anijo Mathew and Prof. Zach Pino mentored him, enhancing his skills in human-centered design.

His research primarily explores enhancing the interaction between physical objects and digital information, aiming to create a smooth transition between the virtual and real worlds.

Chenfeng (Jesse) Gao

— Interaction designer, HCI researcher

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