ASSIGNMENT – “THEN”

ASSIGNMENT – “THEN” (TEAM-OF-ONE or TEAM-OF-TWO)

PROPOSAL DUE: FRIDAY NOVEMBER 2ND @ 13H30

PROTOTYPE DUE: FRIDAY NOVEMBER 16TH @ 13H30

FINAL DUE: FRIDAY NOVEMBER 30TH @ 13H30

FINAL DOCUMENTATION DUE: FRIDAY DEC 7TH @ 23H59

As the majority of you appear to be interested in different topics related to Tangible Media and Physical Computing – ASSIGNMENT-“THEN” is an Open Brief Project . Take the time to THINK about what you would really want to Explore, Approach and Make within the domain of Tangible Media and Physical Computing.

FOUR RESEARCH QUESTIONS

    • Think of a context and an environment where you would like to intervene. Where will you present your project? Who is it made for?
    • Think about the kind of relationship you wish to foster between your users and the artifact or installation. How can you use your project to destabilize the users and make them reflect on themselves, their environment and society?
    • Think about the notion of empowerment. Is your artifact really helping or challenging its users in any way or is it just another psychological prosthesis?
    • Think about something meaningful. What are you trying to tell us with your project?

TOPICS YOU MAY WANT TO EXPLORE

    • Tangible User Interfaces – connecting people to the digital world through new physical objects.
    • Responsive Environments – large-scale installations that react to user intervention.
    • Wearable Electronics – reactive fabrics that challenge our relationship with the things we normally wear.
    • Expressive Interfaces – new media for expression, physical instruments for performance.
    • Distributed Sensor/Actuator Networks – swarms of simple networked modules that exhibit emergent
      behaviours.

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

    • Your project must have more than one level of Interaction and must afford the intended modes of Interaction.
    • It must be meaningful to users beyond the element of surprise.
    • It must be functional for the presentation.

SCHEDULE & SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

  • FOR 2ND NOVEMBER @ 13H30: SEE DELIVERABLES BELOW.
    • Explore, Research and Prepare your ASSIGNMENT – “THEN” Project Proposal
    • Ensure that your Project Proposal addresses all REQUIRED DELIVERABLES
  • FOR 16TH NOVEMBER @ 13H30: SEE DELIVERABLES BELOW.
    • Each TEAM (OF-ONE or OF-TWO) will present the progress of their ASSIGNMENT-“THEN” Prototype in class
  • FOR 30TH NOVEMBER @ 13H30: SEE DELIVERABLES BELOW.
    • Each TEAM (OF-ONE or OF-TWO) will present the Final ASSIGNMENT-“THEN” in class
    • The ASSIGNMENT-“THEN” must be fully functional (MID LEVEL FIDELITY)
  • FOR 7TH DECEMBER @ 23H59 SEE DELIVERABLES BELOW.
    • All documentation for ASSIGNMENT-“THEN” available on Github
    • Critical Reflections available on Github
    • SUBMISSIONS AFTER 7TH DECEMBER WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED – ASSIGNMENT-“THEN” or CRITICAL REFLECTIONS

 

DELIVERABLES: PROPOSAL – NOVEMBER 2ND (5%)

    • Each TEAM (OF-ONE or OF-TWO) will submit a Project Proposal (HARDCOPY @ Start of Class) & on Github
    • HARDCOPY of Project Proposal must list the Team Members & explicitly declare GitHub Repository URL
    • Selected TEAM MEMBERS’S GitHub must host ALL DOCUMENTATION (Hardcopy PDF, Video, Photos, Circuits Diagrams, Code etc.)
    • Documentation will be located on Github > ASSIGNMENTS > ASSIGNMENT_THEN
    • Project Proposal Requirements:
      • A Non-Technical Project Description which addresses the FOUR RESEARCH QUESTIONS (MINIMUM (63 + 1) WORDS / QUESTION)
      • Describe your Intention and the Project’s proposed Interaction Design Strategy via a storyboard (MINIMUM ( pow(2, 3) == 8 ) FRAMES)
      • Research and provide a summary (MINIMUM (127 + 1) WORDS) for three similar projects.
      • Write a paragraph on how/why your project will be different and impactful in comparison to the projects you researched (MINIMUM (255 + 1) WORDS).

DELIVERABLES: NOVEMBER 16TH (10%)

  • Bring a working prototype to class. Each TEAM (OF-ONE or OF-TWO) will have to present their progress to me individually.This deadline will allow you to receive feedback and have the time to resolve any issues before the final due date.

DELIVERABLES: NOVEMBER 30TH & DECEMBER 7TH (20%)

  • Present and demonstrate your fully functioning MID Fidelity project in class (NOVEMBER 30TH)
  • Post the following to the appropriate Github Repository (DECEMBER 7TH)
    • Documentation of ALL your research process
    • The schematic of the electronics involved in your project
    • All source code
    • Photos of the progress and minimum twelve (12) photos of the finished project
    • Videos of the progress and a video documentation of the finished project
    • Critical Reflections