Social Wearables: Final Project

June 27, 2018 Social Wearables

After experimenting with both the muscle and pulse sensors (and seriously considering buying both for myself), I sat down and tried to figure out what I wanted to do as a wearable project. I knew that I wanted to use the MyoWare Muscle Sensor as my sensor, but didn’t know what action I wanted it to trigger. I decided to jump in, and see if I could get it to make a servo move. I figured that if I couldRead More

Social Wearables: Kinetic Body Extensions & Body Sensing Part I

June 23, 2018 Social Wearables

Today’s a two part blog covering body extension & body sensing with homemade sensors. On Monday, we tried our hands at paper folding, which while frustrating, was actually a lot of fun. After getting a working paper folded prototype, Suzanne and I tried to hook it up to a servo motor and see what we could come up with. After our servo finished having a mind of it’s own, we managed to get a shape that was interesting by combiningRead More

Social Wearables: Nudgeables & Body Language Detector

June 18, 2018 Social Wearables

Using the nudgeable kit, I worked with Chai to come up with two concepts that we could build with the kit. Our first idea was a system built into the cuff of a sleeve that would let someone giving a speech be able to ask for a prompt from a spotter in the audience. By tapping the opposite sleeve, the speaker could trigger the buzzer in the spotter’s sleeve, letting them know that a prompt was needed. Or the spotterRead More

Social Wearables: High Five Gloves, hand sewing, and quick prototyping

June 13, 2018 Social Wearables

For our first class session, we made high five gloves and did a quick prototyping session to expand on what we learned working on the first project. As someone who admittedly can’t sew a button on, hand sewing the gloves was a bit of a challenge, even with the very low stakes of using felt for our fabric. Still, I’m pretty happy with how things turned out. I’m excited to see what else I’ll learn, and while there’s always theRead More

API Of You: Final Project

April 26, 2018 API of You

For my final project, I decided to continue working on my midterm. I found the work that the Committee to Protect Journalists does to be both meaningful, and important, even if it wasn’t always easy to research.

API of You: More fun with Node JS

April 19, 2018 API of You

I’ve finally managed to get my node server up and running successfully, and terminal is no longer crashing when “heroku create” is entered. That in and of itself was a huge win for the week, and I may or may not have punched the air in glee. 🙂

Collaborative Design for AI: Week Three

This week, we’ve been working on refining our project down to a minimal viable product. We’ve also spent time considering how we want to implement our ideas, and if we’ll create a physical prototype, or just a clickable prototype in sketch or InVision.

API Of You: Using JSON data in HTML

April 5, 2018 API of You

For this week’s homework, we were to take the json file we created last week, and place it on a webpage, using a JS script. Initially, although I could step through the code and attempt to debug it, even if it wouldn’t append to the div I was trying to place it in. Currently, I’m having issues with it stepping through the code, and it still won’t append. I’m also getting 404 not found errors in my terminal. While I’mRead More

API of You: Week One

March 27, 2018 API of You

Assignment: Create a simple JSON file on any dataset. Don’t overthink it, something simple is fine… but it should be something that is interesting to you.

Designing Meaningful Interactions: User Testing & Final Prototype

ASSIGNMENT For next week, please User test your prototype on 5 different users. Post your testing script and observations to your blog and modify your User experience based on what you learned in the testing process. Our final presentations next week should reflect improvements to your experience based on user testing.