WARNING:  ARCHIVED SYLLABUS FROM SPRING 2014

21 JAN            WARNING: THE FUTURE WILL BE PHYSICAL

Lecture: Introduction to Critical Making

Activity: Design Matrix

Handout: Field Activity 01: Hack This Assignment (due 23 Jan)

Important: Complete class enrollment application (due by midnight 21 jan)

Important: Bring $120 check for lab fee payable to UC Regents (due 28 jan)
Important: Read and sign Waiver of Liability Agreement (due 23 jan)

23 JAN            CARDBOARD AND FOAMCORE HACKING

Critique: Field Activity 01: Hack This Assignment

Handout/Groups: Provocation 01: Counter Culture (due 13 Feb) tag:cm2014-p01

Tutorial on working with cardboard, foamcore, and adhesives

How to document your work: Intro to using the lightbox and hackster.io

Handout: Foamcore Basics

Critique: In Class Activity: Companion Device

Handout: Field Activity 02: Sensory Cardboard (due 30 Jan) tag:cm2014-fa02

Related Material:

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

28 JAN            PHYSICAL COMPUTING

Readings:

Hiroshi Ishii, Dávid Lakatos, Leonardo Bonanni, and Jean-Baptiste Labrune. 2012. Radical atoms: beyond tangible bits, toward transformable materialsinteractions 19, 1 (January 2012), 38-51.

Leah Buechley and Hannah Perner-Wilson. 2012. Crafting technology: Reimagining the processes, materials, and cultures of electronicsACM Trans. Comput.-Hum. Interact. 19, 3, Article 21 (October 2012).

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. 2013. Uncomfortable user experienceCommun. ACM 56, 9 (September 2013), 66-73.

Related Material:

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.

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.

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.

Talking, Walking Objects by Carla Diana, New York Times, 26 January, 2013
Douglas Engelbart’s “Mother of All Demos”
IDEO DeepDive Physical Protoyping

30 JAN            DIGITAL FABRICATION

Critique: Field Activity 02: Sensory Cardboard

Lecture: Laser Cutter Introduction

Lecture: 3D Printer Introduction

Lecture: Electronics Introduction

Handout: Electronics Kit

Laser Cutter Safety

File Preparation for Laser Cutter

Related Material:

Autodesk 123D: 123D Make : 123D Design : 123D Circuits

Arduino

sparkfun : digikey : jameco

BoxMaker for laser cutter

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

Reminders:

Laser Training

4 FEB            ELECTRONICS INTRODUCTION

Lecture: Microcontrollers and Programming

Lecture: Electronics and Sound (Audio Technical How to Slides)

Related Material:

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

Sparkfun Inventors Kit Guidebook

Sound Card Hardware : Arduino Sound Library : More Sound Card Info : PC Sound Converter

Mogees Sound with Contact Microphones

6 FEB            WORKSESSION

Worksession

 

11 FEB            WORKSESSION

Worksession

 

13 FEB            PROVOCATION 01 CRITIQUE

7 groups @ 8 min presentation each (15 min crit)

18 FEB             AMBIGUITY AND LUDIC DESIGN

Handout/Groups: Provocation 02: Move On (due 13 Mar)

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.

S. Wilson, Information Arts: Intersections of Art, Science, and Technology (Leonardo Book Series) (The MIT Press, 2003), pp. 1-33.

William W. Gaver, John Bowers, Kirsten Boehner, Andy Boucher, David W.T. Cameron, Mark Hauenstein, Nadine Jarvis, and Sarah Pennington. 2013. Indoor weather stations: investigating a ludic approach to environmental HCI through batch prototyping. In Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’13). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 3451-3460.

Related:

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

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

 

20 FEB            IDEATION

Ideation Worksession

Announcement: ATC Talk 24 Feb Casey Reas and Hackathon

 

25 FEB            COMMUNICATING IDEAS

Lecture: How to Pitch

Lecture: Video Sketches

Worksession

 

27 FEB            DESIGN NOIR AND CRITICAL DESIGN

Handout: Field Activity 03: Assignment Noir (due 6 Mar)

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.

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)

4 MAR            X-CRITIQUE

Groups cross critique session

 

6 MAR            NOIR CRITIQUE

Critique: Field Activity 03

Worksession

 

11 MAR            WORKSESSION

Worksession:

13 MAR            WORKSESSION

Worksession

18 MAR            WORKSESSION

Worksession

20 MAR            CRITIQUE: PROVOCATION 02

7 groups @ 8 min presentation each (15 min crit)

25 MAR            SPRING BREAK

Spring Break

27 MAR            SPRING BREAK

Spring Break

1 APR            RADICAL MEDIA

Introduction to Final Provocation

Handout/Groups: Final Provocation: Public 5x5x5x5x15 (Due 7 May)

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)

 

3 APR            GUEST LECTURE

Guest Lecture: Carla Diana

 

8 APR            Feminist HCI, Notebooks, and Psychogeography

Handout Field Activity 04: Maps Served Three Ways (Due 15 Apr) (Berkeley Map to use)

Readings:

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. 2010. Feminist HCI: taking stock and outlining an agenda for design. InProceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’10). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 1301-1310.

Milgram, S, The individual in a social world : essays and experiments, Addison-Wesley Pub. Co, Reading, Mass, 1977. (Chapter 8 “Psycholohgical Maps of Paris”, pp. 88-113)

10 APR            MAKERS

Critique: Final Provocation: Site Selection

Talk:  “We are all Makers” by Dale Dougherty, founder and CEO of Maker Media. Dale will describe the Maker Movement’s origins in American ingenuity – DIY invention that sparks entire industries and creates communities of designers and makers who create new solutions to human needs.  3-4pm in Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall. Reception to follow in the Kvamme Atrium

15 APR            SOFT, WET, AND EDIBLE COMPUTING

Critique: Field Activity 04

Ideation Exercises

Optional Readings:

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.

17 APR            CLOUDS, MIST, AND FOG

Lecture: Connecting Electronics to the Outside World (demo)

Working with sensors

Making Things Talk by Tom Igoe (selections)

Links:

Processing

Interfacing with mobile devices

Readings for class blog (responses due by Monday night):

Zoran, Amit and Leah Buechley. 2012. “Hybrid reAssemblage: An Exploration of Craft, Digital Fabrication and Artifact Uniqueness.” Leonardo, Journal of Arts, Sciences and Technology, volume 46, issue 1, February 2013.  [PDF1 PDF2]

Jacobs J., Buechley, L., “Codeable Objects: Computational Design and Digital Fabrication for Novice Programmers.” To be included in Proceedings of the ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Paris, France, April 2013.

Norman, Don and Scott Klemmer, “State of Design: How Design Education Must Change,” LinkedIn Influencers (blog), March 25, 2014.

Williams, A., Gibb, A., Weekly, D., “Research with a Hacker Ethos: What DIY Means for Tangible Interaction Research.” interactions, volume 19, issue 2, March + April 2012.

22 APR            X-CRITIQUE

Cross Critique

 

24 APR            WORKSESSION

Readings for class blog (responses due by Monday night):

Daniela Rosner and Jonathan Bean. 2009. Learning from IKEA hacking: i’m not one to decoupage a tabletop and call it a day. In Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’09). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 419-422. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1518701.1518768

Cristen Torrey, Elizabeth F. Churchill, and David W. McDonald. 2009. Learning how: the search for craft knowledge on the internet. In Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’09). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 1371-1380. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1518701.1518908

Nadine Jarvis, David Cameron, and Andy Boucher. 2012. Attention to detail: annotations of a design process. In Proceedings of the 7th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction: Making Sense Through Design (NordiCHI ’12). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 11-20. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/2399016.2399019

29 APR            WORKSESSION

Worksession

1 MAY            WORKSESSION

Worksession

Readings for class blog (responses due by Monday night):

Scott Hudson, “Printing Teddy Bears: A Technique for 3D Printing of Soft Interactive Objects”, to appear in Proceedings of the CHI’14 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, April 2014. http://www.disneyresearch.com/wp-content/uploads/Project_TeddyBears_Siggraph14_paper.pdf

Joshua G. Tanenbaum, Amanda M. Williams, Audrey Desjardins, and Karen Tanenbaum. 2013. Democratizing technology: pleasure, utility and expressiveness in DIY and maker practice. In Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’13). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 2603-2612. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/2470654.2481360

Adrian Freed. 2012. “The Fingerphone: a Case Study of Sustainable Instrument Redesign,” in NIME 2012: Online Proceedings. http://www.eecs.umich.edu/nime2012/Proceedings/papers/264_Final_Manuscript.pdf

7 MAY            FINAL CRITIQUE

11:30 – 2:00 pm (in class critique)

2:00 – 3:30 pm (public exhibition)

Location: 3rd floor SDH

Maker Faire – 17-18 May

 

 

 

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