Maria Larsson

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Ph.D. Student
Department of Creative Informatics
School of Information Science and Technology
University of Tokyo

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I am a Ph.D. Student at the UI Lab at the University of Tokyo, advised by Professor Takeo Igarashi. I am also a Research Assistant at RIISE and a recipient of the ACT-X research fellowship. My research interests include interactive design, computer graphics, and computational fabrication. I have a background as architect with several years of professional experience, working for Pool Architekten in Switzerland and the Digital Design Lab of Nikken Sekkei in Japan. I received a M.Eng. in Architecture from the University of Tokyo, and a B.A. in History of Art and Architecture from Harvard University. I am originally from Sweden and live in Tokyo.


Tsugite Joint

Tsugite: Interactive Design and Fabrication of Wood Joints

Maria Larsson, Hironori Yoshida, Nobuyuki Umetani, and Takeo Igarashi
User Interface Software and Technology (UIST) 2020
[Paper PDF] [Video] [Presentation (15 min)] [DOI] [Project page]

Branch Dome

Human-in-the-loop fabrication of 3D surfaces with natural tree branches

Maria Larsson, Hironori Yoshida, and Takeo Igarashi
Symposium on Computational Fabrication (SCF) 2019
[Paper PDF] [Video] [Presentation (13 min)] [DOI] [Project page]

Branch Connect

Upcycling Tree Branches as Architectural Elements through Collaborative Design and Fabrication

Hironori Yoshida, Maria Larsson, and Takeo Igarashi
Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction (TEI) 2019
[Paper PDF] [Video] [DOI]


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