Danny Leen

I’m a Digital Fabrication Researcher.

About Me

I am Danny Leen, a researcher from Genk, Belgium. I am curious about end-to-end digital fabrication (e.g., 3D printing, Lasercutting, and CNC Milling). My research focuses on lowering the threshold of designing and making objects by non-expert users. More specifically, the idea of “Unitless fabrication” as a digital fabrication process, why do we need units when having a fully digital process? Doesn’t it introduce errors while translating from measurement devices to digital interfaces?

Education

2015 - Present

P.h.D candidate - KU Leuven

Digital fabrication allows users to fabricate objects without the need of measuring. However, designing digital 3D objects is generally done using calipers, rulers, protractors and other physical measurement tools. In my research I develop novel interfaces that allow users to design and fabricate objects without measuring.

2009 - 2010

Master's Degree - Interaction Design

I graduated, Cum laude, at Luca School of Arts in Genk (Association KU Leuven). With a thesis titled Haptic Music Creation that explored novel techniques for generating haptic feedback when creating digital music.

2006 - 2009

Bachelor's Degree - Interaction Design

Katholieke Hogeschool Limburg

Publications

Tech Lab 2019

Tech Lab is an interaction design course Lieven Menschaert and myself teach. It’s become a tradition to build socially awkward robots.  https://youtu.be/Nykymr2mIyk

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Tech Lab 2018

Tech Lab is an Interaction design course Lieven Menschaert and myself teach. Our first venture into animatronics. https://youtu.be/QSzNd3qWTm0

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Recent Work

Teaching

Tech Lab 2019

Tech Lab is an interaction design course Lieven Menschaert and myself teach. It’s become a tradition to build socially awkward robots.  https://youtu.be/Nykymr2mIyk

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Teaching

Tech Lab 2018

Tech Lab is an Interaction design course Lieven Menschaert and myself teach. Our first venture into animatronics. https://youtu.be/QSzNd3qWTm0

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