Sajid Sadi is a fourth year PhD candidate and research assistant at the Media Lab. His current work focuses on objects that help people think about their actions and change their behavior based on subtle, ambient nudges delivered at the moment of action. As the world becomes more rich in media, there has been a proliferation of methods via which outside entities can affect our actions and decision-making. His work attempts to harness these techniques and combine them with experimental work in smart materials and ambient interfaces to allow people to benefit from the rich, interactive environment that surround us today.

Marcelo Coelho, Ivan Poupyrev, Sajid Sadi, Roel Vertegaal, Joanna Berzowska, Leah Buechley, Pattie Maes and Neri Oxman. “Programming Reality: From Transitive Materials to Organic User Interfaces. ” Extended Abstracts of Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '09). Boston, MA, USA., April 2009.   [PDF]