Understanding Newcomers to 3D Printing: Motivations, Workflows, and Barriers of Casual Makers

Research Publication - CHI 2016

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Web Application Design

Marmalaid Castle Thumb
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Web Design

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Industrial Design - IDSA Student Merit Award Winner

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Asteroid Wars

48 Hour HTML5 Game

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Barriers to Using, Customizing, and Printing 3D Designs on Thingiverse

Research Publication

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Understanding Triggers for Clarification Requests in Community-Based Software Help Forums

Research Publication

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TIM Review

Web Design

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3D Printing Hub

Small Business

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About Nathaniel Hudson

Skills and Software

Proficient with:

English & French
Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator
Qualitative Research
HTML / CSS / Javascript
jQuery / Three.js
OS X / Linux
PHP / Wordpress / Drupal

Experienced with:

Axure / Balsamiq
After Effects / Apple Motion
Solidworks / Photoview

Selected Work Experience

Autodesk Research UI Research: June 2016 – September 2016

Investigating applications of 3D modeling and printing with emerging user demographics following a Human-Computer Interaction approach.

Carleton University: Technology Innovation Management Program Web Design and Development: June 2011 – June 2015

Created online academic publishing system, entrepreneurial process management system. Online at TIMProgram.ca, LTW-Women.ca and TIMReview.ca

The Bytown Group Web Design and Development: May 2013 – August 2013

Created interactive fronted and backend elements for internal and customer websites. Online at BytownGroup.com, WetlandNetwork.ca and CampaignForCanadians.ca


Master of Applied Science (MASc) University of Waterloo, Faculty of Engineering: 2014 – 2016

Thesis research employed a human computer interaction (HCI) approach to examine usability of 3D modeling and printing with novice users, and to design a system to facilitate Q&A style help-seeking directly from 3D modeling sofwtare.

Bachelor of Industrial Design With High Distinction, Minor in Business Carleton University: 2010 – 2014

Thesis research designed and built an all-in-one hybrid 3D printer/CNC router/plotter/vinyl cutter for use in educational environments to support design thinking education