November 1, 2009
Recently my blog has been very quite, mostly because I can’t blog about the TRIL centre and secondly because I have been very busy doing the below. This post will show the growth of the IxDA community as we prepare for our one year anniversary.
I moved to Ireland one year ago to start my first graduate job as an interaction designer. I had just graduated a product design degree at Middlesex university, and was luckily to get the a job at the TRIL centre. My degree had prepared me well, but as I was the only interaction designer I wanted to get in touch with the IxDA community.
My first port of call to getting in touch was to contact the IxDA forums, I happened to stumble upon Seamus Byrne posting. I got in touch, and within a week we had our first meeting at The South William. One of the many great pub venues in Dublin.
November 11, 2008
This is a second update.. I’m aware that things around here have been pretty quite for a while. I have a bunch of content that i’m looking to update on the site.
I’m planning to make the blog more focused on Interaction Design. I’m currently doing a lot of work that covers a broad range of interaction design issues.
Most of my current work has a certain amount of IP. Although at TRIL I’m currently working on..
- Designing a design process for the TRIL environment. TRIL is unique because product creation is closely linked to academic research. You may see this written into a paper soon.
- Developing an interactive product using Flash (Actionscript 3) and External interface to interact with a C app.
- Doing data logging with the products I create. I can’t say too much, but its getting some interesting feedback on product usage.
- Organizing and working with ethnographers to help develop the TRIL future.
- Working with Lawyers to help find lucrative iP in products that we create.
So I plan in the coming months, I plan to
- Update the existing content.
- Back post some news that has happened.
- Focus primarily on IP-Free case studies from work.
- Post small AS3 code snippets,
- … and generally give back to the interaction design community.
I would also like to thank all the visitors to the site.. I’m busy to update and fix all of my design conent.
August 7, 2007
Phidget Starter Kit #1
PhidgetInterfaceKit Package #1 – A PhidgetInterfaceKit 8/8/8 with an assortment of sensors:
32 LEDs (5 ultra bright, 3 bi-colour)
Supplied with 6 Volt, 1.5 Amp UK power supply and a 6’ USB Cable.
PhidgetRFID Kit – for reading RFID tags. Comes with:
6 30mm disc RFID Tags
2 Credit card sized RFID Tags
2 Keyfob RFID Tags
PhidgetServo 1-Motor Kit – for controlling a single servo motor. Packaged with everything you need to get started
I found this today from www.active-robots.com This will be the ultimate kit to start anyone with any interaction design project, I hope to get my hands on one and will be doing some writeups soon.