E-sketching for Interaction Prototyping at UX London 2014

E-sketching for Interaction Prototyping at UX London 2014

E-Sketching is a tool for conveying and capturing the right level of information as quickly as possible. When designing for interactive systems that have both a physical and a digital component there is great value in bringing sketching off of the notepad and realising certain aspects of the interaction in rough form early and often. ...

Cooper Hewitt Museum Design Kids: Robot Workshop

Cooper Hewitt Museum Design Kids: Robot Workshop

In conjunction with the Beautiful Users show at the Cooper Hewitt Museum, I was invited to create a workshop for kids. It started with a lecture about robotics and product design, tying the subject matter to the the Neato Botvac design, which was featured in the show. Four sessions of 20-30 adults and kids ran ...

SVA MFA IxD: Prototyping for RFID and NFC

SVA MFA IxD: Prototyping for RFID and NFC

Building on the RFID prototyping workshop that Jeff Hoefs and I developed for IIT Chicago, we held a hands-on coding-and-mockup workshop for graduate students int he MFA IxD program at SVA on January 14, 2012. We taught participants the basics of prototyping with RFID tags using Adobe Flash Actionscript 3 and Phidgets RFID readers and ...

Drexel Electronics Hacking for Product Designers

Drexel Electronics Hacking for Product Designers

In the fall of 2011 I was invited to teach a basic hacking and electronics workshop to product design undergraduate students. In the workshop, I explored the basics of toy and product hacking as a foundation to get students to experiment with simple electronic behaviors in their design sketches. The workshop touched on Arduino, but ...

Arduino for (Smart) Product Designers

Arduino for (Smart) Product Designers

In 2010 and 2011 my Smart Design colleague Ben Chao and I led a series of workshops for the firm’s designers and engineers to learn the basics of Arduino and strategize techniques for product design prototyping. This effort is ongoing and has developed into a regular meeting for co-creating flexible electronics modules.

Cooper Hewitt Museum Jell-O Mold

Cooper Hewitt Museum Jell-O Mold

Moldmaking and prototyping for innovative Jell-O designs: a workshop to teach kids prototyping techniques and prep them for the Gowanus Jell-O competition. In collaboration with the Cooper Hewitt Museum, Eyebeam and Smart Design participants learned the basics of 3D printing, silicone molds and Jell-O culinary arts. The team coached by myself and Mike Glaser won ...

IIT ID: Prototyping RFID and Internet of Things

IIT ID: Prototyping RFID and Internet of Things

IIT Institute of Design, Chicago, IL “Interaction with RFID and the Internet of Things”, September 17, 2011 Artist and Interaction Designer Jeff Hoefs and I led this workshop where we taught participants the basics of prototyping with RFID tags using Adobe Flash Actionscript 3 and Phidgets RFID readers and tags. Participants built working demos of ...

Cooper Hewitt Museum: Fly NYC Kites

Cooper Hewitt Museum: Fly NYC Kites

Cooper Hewitt Museum, New York, NY FlyNYC Kite Design Workshop, August 20, 2011, in collaboration with Mike Glaser We introduced 800 families to the art of hand-crafting paper kites and then flying them off the edge of a NYC pier.

Design&Emotion: Finding Love In Everyday Objects

Design&Emotion: Finding Love In Everyday Objects

2010 Design and Emotion Conference, Chicago, IL “Finding Love in Everyday Objects” Workshop, October 4, 2010 Participants were asked to craft product personalities and then use bodystorming techniques to imagine how household product come to life.

Telfair Museum, Simple Circuits for Kids

Telfair Museum, Simple Circuits for Kids

Telfair Museum of Art, Jepson Center, Art and Technology Week 2007 “Electronics for Kids” workshop, January 2007: Hand crafted switches and LED lamps