Early Concepts

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First presentation of the semester discussing the work I did over the summer and introducing thoughts about my concept. This was prior to my trash bin being the form of my thesis.

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Early Concepts

  1. 1. UsingTactileObjectstoBridgetheGapBetween theVirtualWorldandtheDevelopingMind KatrinaBekessy,ThesisStudioI CHILDREN+OBJECTS+INTERNET
  2. 2. CONCEPT Althoughtechnologycontinuestoprogress,littlehaschanged intermsofcreatingenrichingcontentforyoungchildren throughdigitalvenues. Thisproject’saimistoaddresstheissuebycreatingimmersive experiencesforpreschoolersbymappingsmartobjectstothe virtualworld.
  3. 3. DOMAINS Experience
  4. 4. RESEARCH EthnographyStudy: -Mattie,4yearsold -Can’tread -HasacomputerinhisbedroomandplaysPS2 -Whydoeshelikethecomputer?...”Becauseit’smyfavoriteandIcandoitbymyself.”
  5. 5. RESEARCH ReadingsandAcademia -ConstructivismandSeymourPapert -DevelopmentalPsychology -Goodandbadimplicationsofdigitalmedia -InterfaceDesign -ThefutureoftheWeb
  6. 6. RESEARCH Precedent
  7. 7. PROTOTYPES MusikBlox -TactileInterface -SeveralreworkingstoconnecttoFlash,Internet,etc. -Connectvirtualtomoreimmersive,tangibleactions
  8. 8. PROTOTYPES Not-So-GreatInitialAttempts -TheGood:mappedtofamiliarobjects,incorporatedbodymovement,organicmotion -TheBad:uninformed,unrealistic -TheUgly:tooliteral,toomuchdisconnect,whatdoesithelp/improve?
  9. 9. PROTOTYPES Not-So-GreatInitialAttempts -TheGood:mappedtofamiliarobjects,incorporatedbodymovement,organicmotion -TheBad:uninformed,unrealistic -TheUgly:tooliteral,toomuchdisconnect,whatdoesithelp/improve?
  10. 10. PROTOTYPES GettingWarmer??? -Focusoncollectiveeffortsandaccessibility -Opportunityforidentityandrelationshipconstruction -ContinuousDevelopment -Providingasenseofownershipandautonomy HackingtheChumby ABetterWikijunior
  11. 11. PROTOTYPES PeelingAwaytheLayers... -Whatiftherewasn’tascreen? -What’satthecoreoftheInternet?...Pinging!
  12. 12. GAININGCLARITY TheProblems -Allovertheplace...needtonarrowitdown -Troubleansweringthetoughquestions:What’smostimportant?WhatshouldtheprojectNOTbe? TheExcitingStuff -PervasiveWeb...whetherwelikeitornot -Opportunityfortoddlerstoexploreinnewwaysandrealizetheirrelationshiptotheworld DonDon’tletthehumanfactorfailtobeafactoratall...
  13. 13. MOVINGFORWARD MoreResearch -Technologyforsmartobjects -Betterintegrationofplay -HowcanImakethetechnology‘invisible’? -Haptics FurtherPrototypes -FleshoutthePingidea -Createan‘anti-thesis’prototype.

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