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20 JAN INTRODUCTION
Lecture: Introduction to Critical Making
Activity: Design Matrix
Handout: Field Activity 01: Hack This Assignment (due 25 Jan)
Signup for Jacobs Hall Maker Pass
25 JAN CARDBOARD AND FOAMCORE HACKING
Critique: Field Activity 01: Hack This Assignment
Handout/Groups: Provocation 01: Along for the Ride (due 17 Feb)
Tutorial on working with cardboard, foamcore, and adhesives
How to document your work: Intro to using the lightbox
Handout: Foamcore Basics
Critique: In Class Activity: Chance Stand
Handout: Field Activity 02: Sensory Cardboard (due 1 Feb)
DIY Cardboard Furniture
Jim Henson on Making Muppets 1969
Baily Blade Car Design (video 1) (video 2)
How to Make a Cardboard Chair
How to Make a Paper Robin Hood Hat
1001 Things To Do With Duct Tape
27 JAN PHYSICAL COMPUTING AND MAKING
Hiroshi Ishii, Dávid Lakatos, Leonardo Bonanni, and Jean-Baptiste Labrune. 2012. Radical atoms: beyond tangible bits, toward transformable materials. interactions 19, 1 (January 2012), 38-51.
Huaishu Peng, Jennifer Mankoff, Scott E. Hudson, and James McCann. 2015. A Layered Fabric 3D Printer for Soft Interactive Objects. In Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’15). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 1789-1798.
Leah Buechley and Hannah Perner-Wilson. 2012. Crafting technology: Reimagining the processes, materials, and cultures of electronics. ACM Trans. Comput.-Hum. Interact. 19, 3, Article 21 (October 2012).
Amit Zoran, Roy Shilkrot, Suranga Nanyakkara, and Joseph Paradiso. 2014. The Hybrid Artisans: A Case Study in Smart Tools. ACM Trans. Comput.-Hum. Interact. 21, 3, Article 15 (June 2014), 29 pages.
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.
Talking, Walking Objects by Carla Diana, New York Times, 26 January, 2013
01 FEB DIGITAL FABRICATION
Critique: Field Activity 02: Sensory Cardboard
Lecture: Laser Cutter Introduction
Lecture: 3D Printer Introduction
Lecture: 3D Modeling Introduction
Lecture: Electronics Introduction
Handout: Electronics Kit
Handout: Field Activity 03: Box It (due 08 Feb)
Autodesk 123D: 123D Make : 123D Design : 123D Circuits
BoxMaker for laser cutter
Fab: The Coming Revolution on Your Desktop — from Personal Computers to Personal Fabrication by Neil Gershenfeld, 2007. (selection “The Past”)
03 FEB ELECTRONICS INTRODUCTION
Lecture: Microcontrollers and Programming
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)
Arduino in a Nutshell by Jan Borchers
08 FEB WORKSESSION
Critique: Field Activity 03: Box It
10 FEB COMMUNICATING IDEAS
Lecture: How to Pitch
Lecture: Video Sketches
15 FEB HOLIDAY
17 FEB PROVOCATION 01 CRITIQUE
9 groups @ 5 min presentation each (8 min crit)
22 FEB DESIGN NOIR
Handout: Field Activity 04: Assignment Noir (due 24 Feb)
Dunne, A, & F Raby, Design Noir: The secret life of electronic objects, Birkhauser, 2001. (Sec 3 “Design Noir” pp. 45-56)
Speculative Everything, Design, Fiction, and Social Dreaming, By Anthony Dunne and Fiona Raby Chp 1 and 2 pp. 1-31.
Saul Greenberg, Sebastian Boring, Jo Vermeulen, and Jakub Dostal. 2014. Dark patterns in proxemic interactions: a critical perspective. In Proceedings of the 2014 conference on Designing interactive systems (DIS ’14). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 523-532.
Steve Benford, Chris Greenhalgh, Gabriella Giannachi, Brendan Walker, Joe Marshall, and Tom Rodden. 2013. Uncomfortable user experience. Commun. ACM 56, 9 (September 2013), 66-73.
Handout/Groups: Provocation 02: Move On! (due 16 Mar)
24 FEB BANG!
Critique: Field Activity 04: Assignment Noir
29 FEB CLOUDS, MIST, AND FOG
Connecting Electronics to the Outside World (demo)
Working with sensors
Making Things Talk by Tom Igoe (selections)
Interfacing with mobile devices
02 MAR WORKSESSION
Handout: Field Activity 05: With this Ring (due 09 Mar)
07 MAR AMBIGUITY AND LUDIC DESIGN
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.
William Gaver. 2012. What should we expect from research through design?. In Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’12). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 937-946.
Silvia Lindtner, Garnet D. Hertz, and Paul Dourish. 2014. Emerging sites of HCI innovation: hackerspaces, hardware startups & incubators. In Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’14). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 439-448.
Bill Gaver, Designing for Homo Ludens, i3 Magazine 2002, pp. 2-5.
Bill Gaver, Curious Things for Curious People, Goldsmiths Technical Report 2006
09 MAR X-CRITIQUE
Critique Field Activity 05: With this Ring
Groups cross critique session
14 MAR WORKSESSION
16 MAR CRITIQUE: PROVOCATION 02
8 groups @ 8 min presentation each (13 min crit)
21 MAR SPRING BREAK
23 MAR SPRING BREAK
28 MAR WEAR ME
Introduction to Final Provocation
Handout/Groups: Final Provocation: Neo-Wearable (Due 3 May)
Assignment: Prepare 10 ideas for next class. One of the ideas must be simple and one “extreme”. You are free to interpret “extreme” however you like but such “extreme” ideas must not be immediately feasible, marketable, or perhaps maybe even not desirable. One slide per idea to be presented in next class.
30 MAR 10 IDEAS
Critique: 10 Ideas
04 APR Radical Media and the Body
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)
Lukens, Jonathan and Carl DiSalvo. “Speculative Design and Technological Fluency.” International Journal of Media and Learning, Vol. 3, No. 4, (2012): 23-40.
Tsaknaki, V., Fernaeus, Y & Jonsson, M. (2015). Precious Materials of Interaction- Exploring Interactive Accessories as Jewellery Items. In Proceedings of Nordes’ 15: Design Ecologies, Stockholm, Sweden.
The Interventionists: Users’ Manual for the Creative Disruption of Everyday Life, Nato Thompson (Editor), Gregory Sholette (Editor), Joseph Thompson (Foreword), Gregor Sholette (Author) (selections)
Chris Harrison and Haakon Faste. 2014. Implications of location and touch for on-body projected interfaces. In Proceedings of the 2014 conference on Designing interactive systems (DIS ’14). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 543-552.
06 APR Worksession
Lecture: Relays, Motors, Solenoids, and Power
11 APR Feminist Hacking and Notebooks as Critical Design
William Gaver. 2011. Making spaces: how design workbooks work. In Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’11). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 1551-1560.
Shaowen Bardzell and Jeffrey Bardzell. 2011. Towards a feminist HCI methodology: social science, feminism, and HCI. In Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’11). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 675-684.
Sarah Fox, Rachel Rose Ulgado, and Daniela Rosner. 2015. Hacking Culture, Not Devices: Access and Recognition in Feminist Hackerspaces. In Proceedings of the 18th ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work & Social Computing (CSCW ’15). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 56-68.
Lock, F. Lung, G. Sonnert, and P. M. Sadler, Factors that affect the physical science career interest of female students: Testing five common hypotheses, Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res. 9, 020115 (2013).
13 APR READINGS
18 APR X-CRITIQUE
20 APR WORKSESSION
Field Trip Reports
25 APR WORKSESSION
27 APR WORKSESSION
03 MAY FINAL CRITIQUE
3-5pm in 220 Jacobs
05 MAY FINAL PUBLIC EXHIBITION
2:00 – 3:30pm in 310 Jacobs
Final Materials Due: 6 May 11:59pm
Maker Faire: 15-17 May