Week Three

(July 23rd-27th, 2012)

Faculty: David Cuartielles & David A. Mellis

Taught by two of the Founders of Arduino, this five-day course will combine brief lectures, discussions and lots of hands-on activities to introduce students to physical computing. Physical Computing touches a broad range of experiences including products, software and services.

After an introduction to Arduino, participants will learn how to build interactive physical systems through software and hardware that can sense and respond to the analogue world. By using sensors and microcontrollers to translate analogue input to a software system, and/or control electro-mechanical devices such as motors, servos, lighting or other hardware – participants will deconstruct and hack existing products to redesign the way the objects behave.

Interaction design, tangible user interface (TUI), hacking, product/service ecosystems, object, design fiction, storytelling, user research, usability, metaphors, affordances, internet of things, physical computing, sensing, handheld interfaces, hardware and software, human-product interaction, mobiles, multiple relationships, collaborative work.

Monday-Friday 9:30am-5pm (TBC)
There will be a kick-off breakfast on the Monday morning.

CIID 3rd Floor and Electronics Lab

4100DKK (approx. 550 Euro)