WARNING THIS IS AN ARCHIVED SYLLABUS FROM SPRING 2013

23 JAN            WARNING: THE FUTURE WILL BE PHYSICAL

Lecture: Introduction to Course

Activity: Design Matrix

Handout: Field Activity 01: Squishy Play (due 28 jan)

Important: Complete class signup sheet (due 28 jan)
Important: Bring $120 check for lab fee payable to UC Regents (due 28 jan)
Important: Read and sign Waiver of Liability Agreement (due 28 jan)

28 JAN            CARDBOARD AND FOAMCORE HACKING

Critique: Field Activity 01: Squishy Play

Tutorial on working with cardboard, foamcore, and glue

Handout: Foamcore Basics

Videos:

DIY Cardboard Furniture

Jim Henson on Making Muppets 1969

Baily Blade Car Design (video 1) (video 2)

How to Make a Cardboard Chair

Collapsible Stool

How to Make a Paper Robin Hood Hat

1001 Things To Do With Duct Tape

30 JAN            PHYSICAL COMPUTING

Critique: In Class Activity: Companion Device

Handout/Groups: Provocation 01 (due 20 Feb)

Handout: Field Activity 02: Sensory Cardboard (due 4 Feb)

Readings:

Ishii, H. and Ullmer, B., Tangible Bits: Towards Seamless Interfaces between People, Bits and Atoms, in Proceedings of Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems CHI ’97.

Snibbe, Scott S. and Raffle, Hayes S., Social immersive media: pursuing best practices for multi-user interactive camera/projector exhibits. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2009 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2009. pp. 1447-1456

Steve Benford, Chris Greenhalgh, Gabriella Giannachi, Brendan Walker, Joe Marshall, and Tom Rodden. 2012. Uncomfortable interactions. In Proceedings of the 2012 ACM annual conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’12). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 2005-2014.

Related:

Talking, Walking Objects by Carla Diana, New York Times, 26 January, 2013

Video:

Douglas Engelbart’s “Mother of All Demos”

IDEO DeepDive Physical Protoyping

4 FEB            ELECTRONICS INTRO

Critique: Field Activity 02: Sensory Cardboard

Lecture: Electronics Intro

Handout: Electronics Kit

Readings:

SIK Guide

Useful websites:

sparkfun

digikey

jameco

6 FEB            MICROCONTROLLERS

Lecture: Microcontrollers and Programming

Readings:

Fab: The Coming Revolution on Your Desktop — from Personal Computers to Personal Fabrication by Neil Gershenfeld, 2007. (selection “The Past”)

Physical Computing by O’Sullivan and Igoe (chapters 1 & 2)

Make: Electronics: Learning by Discovery by Charles Platt

Making Things Talk by Tom Igoe (selections)

11 FEB            ELECTRONICS WORKSESSION

Worksession

13 FEB            AMBIGUITY AND LUDIC DESIGN

Readings:

Phoebe Sengers and Bill Gaver. 2006. Staying open to interpretation: engaging multiple meanings in design and evaluation. In Proceedings of the 6th conference on Designing Interactive systems (DIS ’06). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 99-108.

Bill Gaver, Tony Dunne, & E Pacenti, Design: Cultural Probes, ACM Interactions vol. 6, no. 1, 1999, pp. 21-29.

Poupyrev, Ivan, Oba, Haruo, Ikeda, Takuo and Iwabuchi, Eriko (2008): Designing embodied interfaces for casual sound recording devices. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2008 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems April 5-10, 2008. pp. 2129-2134.

Related:

Bill Gaver, Designing for Homo Ludens, i3 Magazine 2002, pp. 2-5.

Bill Gaver, Curious Things for Curious People, Goldsmiths Technical Report 2006

Special in Press Publication

Joe Marshall, Brendan Walker, Steve Benford, George Tomlinson, Stefan Rennick Egglestone, Stuart Reeves, Patrick Brundell, Paul Tennent, Jo Cranwell, Paul Harter, and Jo Longhurst. 2011. The gas mask: a probe for exploring fearsome interactions. In CHI ’11 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA ’11). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 127-136.

Discuss: Data Souvenirs

18 FEB            HOLIDAY

No Class: Academic Holiday

20 FEB CRITIQUE            PROVOCATION 01

6 groups @ 6 min presentation each (13 min crit)

1. The Odd Nuts (Nuts^3)
2. Polyphonic Kitchen
3 SPC Printer
4. DUWDD (“Don’t you want to do the Dishes?”
5. CounterCulture
6. Tea ParTEA

25 FEB            LASER CUTTER INTRO

Lecture: Laser Cutter Introduction

Lecture: 3D Printer Introduction

Handout/Groups: Provocation 02 (due 20 Mar)

Handout: Field Activity 03: Mobile-Mobile (due 4 Mar)

Laser Cutter Safety

File Preparation for Laser Cutter

Reminders:

Soldering Workshop
Laser Training

27 FEB            GUEST LECTURE

Garnet Hertz 

Exhibition: See Yourself Sensing
Natalie and James Thompson Art Gallery
San Jose State University

Exhibition Date 5 March through 5 April 2013

4 MAR            COMMUNICATING IDEAS

Critique: Field Activity 03: Mobile-Mobile

How to Pitch

Video Skteches

Storyboard Design

Worksession

Discuss: Bay Lights (5 Mar)

6 MAR            DESIGN NOIR AND CRITICAL DESIGN

Due: 3D Printed Objects

Dunne, A, & F Raby, Design Noir: The secret life of electronic objects, Birkhauser, 2001. (Sec 3 “Design Noir” pp. 45-56)

Anthony Dunne, Hertzian Tales: Electronic Products, Aesthetic Experience, and Critical Design, Chapter 5: Real Fiction (pp. 83-100) and Chapter 6: Hertzian Space

Carl DiSalvo, Adversarial Design, MIT Press, 2012. (Chapter 4: Devices of Articulation: Ubiquitous Computing and Agnostic Collectives, pp.87-114)

11 MAR            X-CRITIQUE

Groups cross critique session

13 MAR            CHECKPOINT

Due: Project final design concept and plan

In class worksession

18 MAR            WORKSESSION

Worksession

20 MAR            CRITIQUE: PROVOCATION 02

6 groups @ 6 min presentation each (13 min crit)

 

25 MAR            SPRING BREAK

Spring Break

27 MAR            SPRING BREAK

Spring Break

1 APR            IDEAS

Introduction to Final Assignment

Handout/Groups: Final Provocation: Hybrid Encounters (Due 9 May)

Handout: Field Activity 04: Assignment Noir (due 3 April)

Handout Field Activity 05: 20 ideas (Due 3 April)

Ideation Exercieses

3 APR            IDEATION

Critique: Field Activity 04: Assignment Noir

Critique: Field Assignment 04: 20 Ideas

8 APR            RADICAL MEDIA

Readings:

Tactical Media by Rita Raley, Univ. of Minnesota Press, 2008 (Introduction)

Tactical Biopolitics, Art, Activism, and Technoscience, Edited by Beatriz da Costa and Kavita Philip (Chapter 21: Reaching the Limit: When Art Becomes Science by Beatriz da Costa)

Critical Art Ensemble Tactical Media Practitioners: An Interview by Jon McKenzie, Rebecca Schneider, 2000.

Optional:

The Interventionists: Users’ Manual for the Creative Disruption of Everyday Life, Nato Thompson (Editor), Gregory Sholette (Editor), Joseph Thompson (Foreword), Gregor Sholette (Author) (selections)

10 APR            X-CRITIQUE

Worksession

15 APR            PROCESS YOUR 3D WORLD

Check Point: Critique Ideas (5 min)

Lecture: Connecting Electronics to the Outside World (demo)

Lecture: 3D Designs

Making Things Talk by Tom Igoe (selections)

Links:

Processing

17 APR            WORKSESSION

Worksession

22 APR            GUEST LECTURE

Check Point: Critique Designs, Experience, and Interaction

Guest Lecture: David Merrill, Founder and President of Sifteo

24 APR            SOFT, WET, AND EDIBLE COMPUTING

Allison Lewis, Switch Craft: Battery-Powered Crafts to Make and Sew, 2008. (selections)

Syuzi Pakhchyan, Fashioning Technology, A DIY Intro to Smart Crafting, O’Reilly Media / Make, 2008.

George Church, Regenesis: How Synthetic Biology will reinvent nature and ourselves, 2012.

29 APR            WORKSESSION

Worksession

1 MAY            WORKSESSION

Worksession

6 MAY            RRR Open Lab

8 MAY            RRR Open Lab

9 MAY            FINAL CRITIQUE

Time: 2:00 – 5:00 pm

Location: TBA

Maker Faire – 18-19 May

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