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Majeed Kazemitabaar will be a visiting student researcher this semester at UC Berkeley's Institute of Design (BiD Lab) to work with Prof. Bjoern Hartmann. He will be researching on tangible machine learning for children as part of his ongoing work with MakerWear.

We were happy to be invited to speak at the Tech+Design workshop at Technica, the largest all-women hackathon in the US. Four Makeability Lab members spoke (Soheil, Manaswi, Liang, and Majeed) who talked about their research, their design process, and designing for social impact.

I’m happy to announce that our CHI’16 Late Breaking Work entitled ReWear: Early Explorations of a Modular Wearable Construction Kit for Young Children was just honored with a Best Paper Award given to only four of the 647 submissions (0.6%). This was a terrific team effort involving contributions from five students, including two undergraduates and one high school student and led by Majeed Kazimitabaar.



2012 – Present


MakerWear: A Tangible Construction Kit for Young Children to Create Interactive Wearables

Majeed Kazemitabaar

UMD CS MS Thesis

MakerWear: A Tangible Approach to Interactive Wearable Creation for Children

Majeed Kazemitabaar, Jason McPeak, Alex Jiao, Liang He, Thomas Outing, Jon E. Froehlich

Proceedings of CHI 2017 | Best Paper Award

ReWear: Early Explorations of a Modular Wearable Construction Kit for Young Children

Majeed Kazemitabaar, Liang He, Katie Wang, Chloe Aloimonos, Tony Cheng, Jon E. Froehlich

CHI '16 Extended Abstracts | Best Paper Award

MakerShoe: Towards an E-Textile Construction Kit to Support Creativity, Playful Making, and Self-Expression

Majeed Kazemitabaar, Leyla Norooz, Mona Leigh Guha, Jon E. Froehlich

IDC '15 Extended Abstracts