User Experience Design for Multi-Material 3D Printing

Additive manufacturing and 3D printing exhibit great potential for
dramatically reducing cost and turn around time for fabricating highly
personalized objects. It also allows fabrication of materials with
non-traditional internal structures that are difficult or impossible to
manufacture with traditional manufacturing techniques. However, current
commercial 3D printers ship with inadequate software that does not allow for
the user to fully exploit their capabilities. Our group is building an
extensive software suite for designing materials with user-defined physical
properties, simulating and previewing the results before 3D printing and
controlling the 3D printer hardware. We seek a candidate to help with the
design and development of the software's user interface. The ideal candidate
will have taken 6.813 and shows strong interest in UXD. Experience with Qt a
plus.

Contact: Please, send questions or application with CV to Wojciech Matusik
(wojciech@csail.mit.edu)