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Innovation Design Engineering (MA/MSC)

Jenny Hu

Squiggle Sculpt is a fun, easy-to-use tool for novices to 3D model without the skill-sets of traditional 3D CAD and modeling programs. Through computer-aided processes, Squiggle Sculpt recognizes simple doodles to create a highly accessible, low-bar process for users to ideate forms for 3D printing.

Today, 3D modeling is still designed for experts with expert skill sets, but with Squiggle Sculpt, novices with little to no experience of CAD and 3D modeling can directly edit and design their own unique digital creations for print or use. Play with the MVP prototype at squigglesculpt.com

Jenny Hu is an interaction designer and researcher passionate about modifiable systems and humanizing technology. She likes to delve into the hard questions that arrive when emerging technologies enter everyday experiences. For her final project at the RCA, she sought to explore how computer-aided systems can support creativity and craft.

Alongside studies at the RCA and Imperial College, she is part of the Tiny Factories and shadey.club collectives pursuing micro-projects beyond the assignment. Previously, she has done design and research work for places like U-Tokyo DLX Design Lab, Google Hardware UX, Morphing Matter Lab, and Microsoft's Cortana AI&R.

You can find her work on her website or day-to-day thoughts lurking on twitter. Her favorite hobbies are drawing, taking walks, and making eggs on toast with a generous amount of lao gan ma.

Visit the prototype at squigglesculpt.com
Through the Squiggle Sculptor, users can easily modify these designs to then create their own unique forms ready to print.
Try Squiggle Sculpt out today with the working prototype at https://squigglesculpt.com/


CAD software is a quintessential part to the overlying dream of 3D printing: that anyone can make anything. Yet, it is also notably the most difficult. The friction of CAD and investment needed to learn CAD leaves one important group of users out: novices. Squiggle Sculpt makes 3D modelling accessible and approachable for novices by addressing key frustrations to current day modelling software:

1. Generating a sense of ownership.

2. Meeting novices at the skills they have.

3. Making ideation easy and immediate rather than starting as 'blank canvases'.


Squiggle Sculpt recognizes doodles through machine learning to identify and surface relevant base models for users to build on. Through the Squiggle Sculptor, users can easily modify these designs to then create their own unique forms ready to export and print. Try Squiggle Sculpt out today with the working prototype at squigglesculpt.com


image references:

1 https://www.helixhelezon-courses.com/product/maker-spaces-in-education-getting-started/

2 https://www.pinterest.com/karin0221/funnies-/