Dear BEARS Attendee,
The Berkeley Institute of Design (Bid) cordially
invites you to attend an open house on Thursday, February
10, 1:00-3:00 pm. Lunch will be provided.
The Berkeley Institute of Design (BID) is a new research initiative
for the design of technology in context. It takes an integrated
view of design of information technology, products and environments.
The lab includes researchers from EECS, Mechanical Engineering,
Architecture, SIMS, Art Practice and Education. Active research
projects include educational technology, visualization, context-aware
systems, multi-view displays, location-based services, tangible
interfaces, tools for design and understanding the design process,
and new materials and prototyping processes. The lab has a
large array of vision and sound sensors and controllable light
and audio to support a variety of "smart environment" projects. The
BID group has an emphasis on socially-relevant design through
projects on assistive technologies, low-income and third-world
communities, environmentally-benign materials, energy efficiency
and support for emergency services.