IxD and Assistive Technology

Month: March 2010

Digital Studio – Week 04

Digital Studio – Week 04

I carried out the first of the test experiments this week. A simple set up with a data projector displaying a Processing sketch, controlled by a Wii remote. The feedback I received from the 5 participants was interesting. It seems most people were distracted by […]

Digital Studio – Week 03

Digital Studio – Week 03

Planning I’m a bit anti public art. Well – not public art itself – but the ridiculous amount of consultation that’s required to go along with it. Starting to look at the layers of council and bureaucracy approval, frightening commercial hire rates and logistics of […]

Digital Studio – Week 02

Digital Studio – Week 02

Class Package Design isn’t something we’re taught in Digital Media, but spoke about in class this week. It probably fits in with the visual ID topic of Professional Practice also, but it’s something we’ll need to consider for the second part of Digital Studio: Professional […]

UK Bass Special

UK Bass Special

Officially, I don’t DJ these days. However, in one of my weaker moments, I agreed to play at the upcoming VOID night on March 26th. In case you’ve been living under a rock for the past couple of years, VOID has become the dubstep night […]

Digital Theory & Aesthetics – Week 01

Digital Theory & Aesthetics – Week 01

Class Following on from what we did in Screen Culture last session, Digital Theory & Aesthetics takes a more focused look at some of the theory involved with creative practice in the digital arts. Being one of those ‘course outline walkthrough’ classes, we did little […]

Digital Studio – Week 01

Digital Studio – Week 01

Class This is the big one. Digital Studio is the first semester lead-up to the final semester subject, Professional Portfolio, which together form our major project, not just for the year – but for the entire course. Whilst much of the creation of the final […]

Professional Practice – Week 01

Professional Practice – Week 01

Class This is a subject I have been looking forward to, and especially useful for our final undergrad year. Professional Practice looks at some of the drier – but nonetheless extremely important – realities when working in creative industries. Stepping out of the lecture theatre, […]

Arduino, Here I Come

Arduino, Here I Come

It’s finally happened: I’ve taken the first steps into the world of microcontrollers, by buying an Arduino Starter Kit. It’s fair to say I’m stupidly excited. As much fun as it is wielding around Wii remotes and playing with PS3 cameras, you get a sense […]

Screen Culture – Week 12

Screen Culture – Week 12

I certainly haven’t saved the best of 2009 for last. Screen Culture didn’t deliver me marks as high as my other subjects, but I’m not really sure why. I’m not a fan of complaining about lecturers/tutors through a one-way forum like my blog, but the […]