Maria Larsson
Ph.D. Student

User Interface Research Group
Department of Creative Informatics
Graduate School of Information Science and Technology
The University of Tokyo
E-mail: ma.ka.larsson[at]


Tsugite Joint

Tsugite: Interactive Design and Fabrication of Wood Joints. Maria Larsson, Hironori Yoshida, Nobuyuki Umetani, and Takeo Igarashi. UIST '20: Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (October 2020).
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Branch Dome

Human-in-the-loop fabrication of 3D surfaces with natural tree branches. Maria Larsson, Hironori Yoshida, and Takeo Igarashi. SCF '19: Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on Computational Fabrication (June 2019).
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Branch Connect

Upcycling Tree Branches as Architectural Elements through Collaborative Design and Fabrication. Hironori Yoshida, Maria Larsson, and Takeo Igarashi. TEI '19: Proceedings of the Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction (March 2019). [Paper 📄] [Video ▶] [ACM 🔗]


Short Bio

I am focused on developing computational design and fabrication systems for wood. My research combines my interests in design, fabrication, and human-computer interaction. I have a background as architect with several years of professional experience. I have worked at architecture firms in Switzerland and Japan, where I had the roles as architect designer and digital design specialist. During my Master's studies at The University of Tokyo, I was part of the Digital Fabrication Lab, and during my undergraduate studies at Harvard College, I focused on the history and theory of art. I am originally from Sweden, and live in Tokyo.

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Research Interests

Technical Paper Reviewer