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Branding: Business Card

Our assignment this week is to design a business card for ourselves.

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Nod Bang: MIDI test

I’ve built a first sketch of sending MIDI over USB and refined the accelerometer data transformations.

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Nod Bang: Data Smoothing

I’ve mostly been working on smoothing and mapping accelerometer data for the past week.

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Composition: ITP Winter Show Poster

This week we were tasked with designing a promotional poster for our program’s upcoming winter show. It required putting together our previous lessons of typography and color with composition. I found the exercise a magnitude of difficulty greater than any previous. Process Since I had such difficulty with this assignment, I relied more on a design process than I had before. Doing a 4x4 type concept and variation approach kept my work moving forward, rather than getting stuck and just staring at my screen.
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pComp: Midterm Concept

I’ve paired up with Asha Veeraswamy for my pComp midterm. The prompt is to make a Holloween themed toy that demonstrates the interactive concepts we’ve covered so far. Asha and I’ve decided to make a candy dispenser that dispenses two different candies at random. Experience The basic idea is a covered bucket with a hole to insert the users hand. Inside is a rotating tray with two difference candies.
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Nod Bang: Sketches

Below are some initial sketches I’ve built to test the plausibility of several of the components of my design for Nod Bang.

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Nod Bang: An Exercise

After my first couple weeks at ITP, I’ve came up with an idea that I’m planning to use as an exercise to apply the ideas and concepts from my interaction and physical computing classes.

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Color Palette

A color palette exercise with 5 tones. light yellow: EFEBDF midnight: 15212E warm grey: 847C7C red: 973A3A blue: 3A6C97 Syntax Highlighting My color choices were originally much different, but went through several iterations after trying to apply it to syntax highlighting. I realized the changes were needed as I tried creating both “dark” and “light” syntax highlighting with the same limited palette. That required a dark background, a light background, and three mid tones.
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Design Principles: Progressive Disclosure

Progressive disclosure is a strategy for managing information. Information is withheld from the user until it is necessary. This strategy is used to prevent information overload.

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Design Principles: Orientation Sensitivity

The Oblique Effect: Humans are inconsistent at discerning the angle of lines.

They are better at measuring angles closer to horizontal or the vertical. The below plot shows error changing with line section angle.

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