Computational Design Lab


Carnegie Mellon’s Master of Tangible Interaction Design (MTID) is a dynamic graduate program in emerging media. Jointly directed by faculty from the Schools of Art, Architecture, and Design, we provide a rigorous environment for self-directed research at the intersection of computation, material and culture. We seek hybrid students to engage diverse modes of inquiry: speculative, tactical, poetic and pragmatic.

MTID’s highly flexible and individualized curriculum is led by a core faculty from Architecture (Dale Clifford), Art (Golan Levin, Ali Momeni) and Design (Aisling Kelliher) and focuses on critical making. The MTID program has affiliate faculty from Computer Science, Drama, Human Computer Interaction, Music, and Robotics. MTID’s home laboratory, the Code Lab, is a facility for studying the integrative relationship between people, matter, machines and computational processes. Research in the Code Lab includes speculative design tools, musical and audiovisual systems, materials studies, electrical and mechanical engineering, information visualization, architectural robotics and tactical media. The Code Lab functions in close collaboration with a network of university laboratories that give students 24-7 access to advanced prototyping, fabrication and exhibition facilities.

MTID is expanding into a broader program in Emerging Media as a part of Carnegie Mellon’s ambitious initiative towards Integrative Media within undergraduate and graduate education.  The Emerging Media program will be the flagship art/design/technology masters program within the College of Fine arts and will function in collaboration with Steiner Studios in New York City.

We are accepting applications for the Fall of 2014. To apply, please visit the Applications Portal, and the online application system.