physical interface

LightOn

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LightOn is a project to explore new form of interpersonal communication over distance through lamps and light. The concept prototype is a pair of network-connected lamps and triggers located in different places. When one person turns the light on, the lamp in another side will also light on. Light is employed to create the illusion that people, separated by distance, are connected. It provides a subtle and peripheral way of communication for people in different places.  read more »

Using Dynamic Media to Create and Augment the Experience of Narrative

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“Narrative serves to inform, educate, and entertain. It provides meaning, background, and context, and it incites interest in what is next.”  read more »

Dynamic Illusion: Designing Unpredictable Interactive Experiences

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My thesis investigates the vocabulary and role of dynamic illusion in the interactive environment. I am particularly interested in utilizing visual illusion to create an immersive, exploratory, unpredictable, poetic, and meaningful experience that activates both physical and mental participation by an audience.  read more »

The Enhanced Object

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The functional analog objects of our lives: the clock, coffee maker, telephone, and many countless other devices have seen the benefits of infusing technology into their daily functions. This has allowed us to create an interactive life where we coexist with intelligent objects.  read more »

Proximity Lab: Studies in Physical-Computational Interface and Self-directed User Experience

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Proximity Lab is a participatory installation to investigate the role of physical proximity in interpersonal communication and interfaces that promote self-directed exploration. The exhibit is an experimental interface platform designed to visualize relationships between users and mediated spaces.  read more »

Animation, Motion and Education

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This thesis is an exploration of human motion, education and ani-
mation, their relation to new media and each other, culminating in the creation of an animated, movement-driven, educational exhibit for the Franklin Park Zoo.  read more »

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