The Code Lab is a multidisciplinary laboratory within the School of Architecture at Carnegie Mellon University devoted to advanced research and learning in Computational and Tangible Interaction design. The laboratory houses a dynamic community of graduate students and faculty devoted to studying integrative relationships between people, spaces, machines and computational processes. Current research includes speculative design tools, material systems, musical and audiovisual systems, virtual and augmented realities, data visualization, architectural robotics and tactical media —as well as historical and theoretical aspects of technologies in creative practices.
The Code Lab fosters an open and multidisciplinary culture of research that engages three related programs concerned with technology in design and the arts: the Emerging Media Program, the Master of Science in Computational Design, and the Master of Tangible Interaction Design.
Together, Code Lab faculty and students develop design-centered collaborations with partners in the scientific fields and the humanities, and endeavor to form and maintain alliances with peer centers in academia and industry both nationally and internationally.