41019 Prototyping Physical Interaction6cp; block.
Requisite(s): (31260 Fundamentals of Interaction Design AND (48023 Programming Fundamentals OR 41039 Programming 1))
basic programming knowledge is helpful, but no particular language knowledge is assumed
This subject focuses on the design, assessment and implementation of effective and elegant interactive physical devices. Students use a human-centred design approach to create, iteratively evaluate, and refine a series of prototype devices which use a variety of sensors, actuators and display methods to facilitate rich and complex user interactions and experiences. Students learn how to obtain and process data from sensors, and design the auditory, visual and haptic feedback that the prototype provides. By conducting iterative cycles of user assessment and feedback on the evolving prototype interactive system, students iteratively refine and finalise their prototype design.
Autumn session, City campus
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