Tag: Readings

Kinect Magic

Hey! This is the kinect piece that Adam Rokhsar made!  

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Readings: Public Places

I found the sitting space reading to be the most interesting because I can relate to it the most. When I was working 4 to 5 days a week I would try to go out of my work environment to get away from the chaos during my lunch breaks. When looking for a place to …

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Reading Response

Cultural Probes This is a good way to learn social behavior and gather information about target people and their activities. However, I think this kind of activity require some funds to support providing equipment and collecting data. It can still be cheap and easy to conduct like using notepaper but one has to consider the …

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Reading October 10

The readings this week were nothing new to me.  Coming from a landscape architecture background, the issues brought up in these readings were prominent ones that we had to deal with extensively.  In order to be able to design a public space the first thing would always be to dissect and understand peoples interactions within …

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Readings for 10-10

Cultural Probes: The article relating to the elderly people was very interesting and insightful in its approach to user based research. I found it interesting the scenarios/tasks that they created which really gave a more organic and I would argue clear understanding of how these people felt about a specific subject, which sometimes direct questions …

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readin response week4

2. Grey Album Producer Danger Mouse Explains How He Did It, http://bit.ly/hEOUS 3. 1+1+1+1=1 The New Math of Mashups: http://nyr.kr/bbEOOJ The article starts with the example of mashup music made by Jeremy Brown. I am afraid that I can not give much comment on this mashup since I am not really familar with pop music. Nor do …

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Readings Week 4

Audio MashUps I am not well versed in popular music so I went into the readings a bit naive. I never really understood mash ups except for the late night radio mash ups they do back in the town my parents live in. The first article, “Grey Album Producer Danger Mouse Explains How He Did …

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Readings Week 4

Harnessing the Power of Feedback Loops by Thomas Goetz was a very insightful reading for me, and I believe it probably would be for any designer.  “The premise of a feedback loop is simple: Provide people with information about their actions in real time, then give them a chance to change those actions, pushing them …

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Mash up and Feedback loop Readings

Feedback loops are a very interesting construction. For the most part a lot of have a feel of ubiquitous computing, not that they are so integrating into our lives that we don’t notice them, but they are integrated in a way, that we don’t analysis them. The seep “meter” for example. I would argue that …

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reading response week3

Why We Need Things” by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi I always believe in the great picture that technology is supposed to help benefit human being even there is some serious side effects. After reading Why We Need Things” by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, I think there exist a huge hole in my belief. First of all, I underestimate how we …

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