Coursework, notes, and progress while attending NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP)

Monthly Archives: September 2016

Interaction Observations

Gym equipment I hate cardio equipment but I have been exposed to it enough to have some assumptions about how it’s used. I thought their use would be interesting to observe because while I have a friend who literally train for marathons on treadmills and just watches TV, I’d never do either of these things even […]

Digital In/Out & Analog In labs

This week we learned to read input from switches, variable resistors, or sensors connected to the digital and analog inputs on arduino and how to send digital signal out to control actuators. The first thing I did was build a circuit with a button and a pull down resistor to read digital (on/off) input from the […]

Typography & word as image

This week was a challenge since I started out knowing nothing about typography or illustrator, but I considered it a cool opportunity to analyze fonts I like and have used in the past without thinking about why, and a good chance to practice very useful software. I’ve had to choose fonts for web projects, so […]

Electronics Labs

For this week’s electronics lab we worked on learning to use a breadboard, building simple circuits, and providing power to our circuit with an arduino or power supply. I worked with LEDs in series and in parallel, resistors, switches including a soft button I built with conductive fabric, and a motor. I practiced measuring voltage, […]

Visual Analysis: Movie Poster

I was looking through old movie posters when I saw this one for Harold and Maude that I hadn’t seen before. I found a different version that also included the sunflower motorcycle in English, but from what I could tell this one and its variations were used for a European audience. The blocks of text make the poster seem […]

Physical Interaction

What is physical interaction?   A physical interaction is an exchange between a person and and object, or machine, where both are intelligently responding to what is being expressed. A good physical interaction is one where the person can tell, or figure out, how to communicate to the object or machine based on design or […]