Ken Nakagaki / 中垣 拳

I am an interaction designer and Human Computer Interaction (HCI) researcher from Japan. Currently, I am a doctoral student in MIT Media Lab, Tangible Media Group and also working as Research Assitant there. I am interested in developing interfaces which combines digital information or computational aids into daily physical tools and materials seamlessly, and also interested in designing embodied experience with such interfaces.

Career Summary :

2016.6~ MIT Media Lab, PhD Research Assistant (Tangible Media Group).
2017.5~2017.8 Disney Research Pittsburgh, Lab Associate (Intern).
2014.9~2016.6 MIT Media Lab, M.S. Research Assistant (Tangible Media Group).
2013.4~2014.9 Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio University SFC.
2010.4~2014.9 Yasuaki Kakehi Lab (Faculty of Environment and Information Studies).
2009.4~2013.3 Faculty of Policy Management, Keio University SFC.

Research Interests:

Interaction Design, Human Computer Interaction, Tangible Interface, Shape Changing Interface, Interactive Hand Tools, Entertainment Media, Robotics and etc.

Contact :

ken_n [at]
(Feel free to contact me for any kind of collaboration, commercialization, talk and so on.)