Monday

Morning

Afternoon

Homework


Tuesday

Morning 9am - 12:30pm

  • One-button show and tell
  • Design Thoughts 1: Bill Verplank Interaction Design Sketchbook
  • Design Thoughts 2: Bill Verplank Button vs Knob. Continuous vs Discrete Gestures
  • Sensor Brainstorm Excercise
  • Sensor Lecture 1: FSR, Bend, Photocell, Pot, Softpot, Hall Effect, Piezo, Homemade Sensors, Textiles
  • Continuous sensing in Teensy
  • Scaling data on the Teensy

Lunch 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Present your ideas to the class.

Afternoon 1:30pm - 5pm

Homework



Optional Lectures

Please note that given the time constraints of this one week workshop, we can only provide a short introduction to each of these subjects and pointers to places where you can go to learn more.

  • Motors, Kinetics and Mechatronics - The Basics, Further Resources and Interesting Work.
  • OSC: Open Sound Control
  • CAD Design
  • Haptics
  • Max/MSP
  • Sound Synthesis
  • Audio Effects

Wednesday

Morning 9am - 12:30pm

  • Hands on Lab 3: Soldering
  • Sensor Lecture 3: Sensing Systems - Wii, Leap Motion, Sensel, Cameras, etc.
  • Design Thoughts 3: Digital Interaction Design, Inventing the Medium
  • Physical Interconnects - Advantages, Options, Demonstration
  • Present the plans and receive concrete feedback.

Afternoon 1:30pm - 5pm

  • Design Thoughts 4: The Importance of Mapping
  • Guest Lectures
  • Wednesday Afternoon Get Going!

Homework

  • Homework: Make a plan for one of your ideas.

Thursday

Morning 9am - 12:30pm

  • Group check in about the state of your piece
  • Taking Projects to Market
  • Optional Bonus Lectures based on class interest
  • Individual working with consultation

Afternoon 1:30pm - 5pm

  • Optional Bonus Lectures based on class interest
  • Individual working with consultation

Homework

  • Wrap up your project and concentrate on how you will demonstrate it on Friday.

Friday

Morning 9am - 12:30pm

  • Make any final adjustments to projects
  • Set up in the stage

Afternoon

1pm - 3pm Final Projects
3pm - 4pm Clean Up
4pm - 5pm Wrap Up Conversation