[Downing + Goering] Poetic Final

KCAILearningSpatial Experience

May 3rd, 2013 • 1:13am

Tamagotchis have a unique charm and personality that brighten everyday life. Their chirpy beeps and dancing pixelated characters give a little bit of happiness and a break from reality when you need it the most. The amount of attention given to your Tamagotchi determines the type of character it turns into when it grows up.  Read More

One last Deaf Device Find & Share

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April 24th, 2013 • 1:20pm

As evidenced by my unusually fruitful number of find & share posts this semester, it’s pretty clear that the world is looking for technological solutions to Deaf/hearing language barriers. Here’s one last one that I found the other day: The unique thing about the Beethoven phone is that it also has functionality for blind users!  Read More

Monument to Interactive Play

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April 19th, 2013 • 10:53am

We’ve started to narrow down and deepen our concept, with our Tamagotchi monument representing more than just play, but specifically the marked beginning of interactive, passive, but intensely involved play. An article we found is much more eloquent about this idea than we are: […] Some of the key elements of Tamagotchi anticipated many of  Read More

Week 12: Refining Presentation

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April 17th, 2013 • 10:45am

I’ve spent some time adding detail and depth to my video. I’ve given the personas/scenarios visibly different environments (no more bland white background!) and different colored iPhones too. I’ve also got some views of the app/phone and watch peripheral from an angle that I didn’t use before, so that adds some visual interest to the  Read More

SX Project 3: A Monument to Play

KCAILearningSpatial Experience

April 16th, 2013 • 11:52pm

Lots of great technological innovations were born in the 90s. The Pentium processor, the world wide web, and virtual pets. As everyone knows by now, I’m an avid Tamagotchi collector. I have been since they were first released in the US in 1997. I now own over 50 pets (although I only ever raise one  Read More

Week 11: Relay Animation, Round 1

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April 10th, 2013 • 10:04am

This week was all about animating my scenarios to show exactly what Relay does and how it works. It was a relief to finally be able to demonstrate how these things were moving around in my head! There’s a lot of sliding elements and a few rotations to show how the whole thing works. It’ll  Read More

[Goering y Schenk] project 2

KCAILearningSpatial Experience

April 8th, 2013 • 1:18am

As good designers, we tend to unconsciously incorporate Dieter Rams’ Ten Principles of Design into our work. It’s common sense to us. Although the list is applied to design, it can be connected with so much more—such as us. Not us as designers, but us as people—contributors to society. Looking into human behavior, it’s quite  Read More

Week 10: Final UI Refinements

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April 3rd, 2013 • 10:24am

Responding to the feedback from Monday, I spent some time exploring the colors and typefaces, with the intent to make everything feel more utilitarian and to give the whole thing more of a balance between masculine and feminine qualities. (The logotype was pretty darn feminine on its own, so I had to do something to  Read More

Week 9: Wrapping Up the Brand & UI

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March 27th, 2013 • 10:28am

With my branding/naming adventure, I decided to replace my Sign•ify idea with the name Relay, simply because it makes more sense. As Jessi mentioned awhile ago (she was a HUGE help in naming my app), Sign•ify sounds like I’m making an app that converts speech into sign language, and not the other way around. So  Read More