My name is Andrew Martin Dahley; I was a graduate student and research assistant with the Tangible Media Group. I received my Masters of Media Arts and Science. In the Tangible Media Group I worked on the conceptualization, design and implementation of tangible and ambient media projects, including inTouch, ambientROOM, ambient fixtures, and wobble lamp.
Before coming to the Media Lab I worked at Fry Multimedia, a web development company in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Prior to that I was an Industrial Designer at Sundberg Ferar, a product development consulting firm in Detroit, Michigan. At Sundberg Ferar I designed a variety of consumer products from major appliances for Whirlpool to plastic goods for Rubbermaid, to automotive components for Ford.
I graduated from the University of Michigan in 1995 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a concentration in Industrial Design. My final design project was the Cooperative Learning Classroom, which won the I.D. Magazine Design Distinction Award in July, 1995. I am also proud of my Guidance System for the Blind which helped me realize my strong interest on the user product experience rather than the main focus of a design being its aesthetic appeal.