Phuong Vu received his Master’s of Science in Computer Science from the Helsinki University of Technology in Finland. He worked at several software companies before partaking in the Digital Futures Master of Design program at OCAD U. His interests lie in the fields of creative programming, the Internet of Things, big data, and distributed systems.
Project – ARTable
ARTable xamines issues that come with the emergence of technology, such as the fear of boredom, of intimacy, and of face-to-face conversation. This thesis studies the possibility of customizable design technology to mitigate those issues. The outcome is a low-cost interactive table, namely ARTable, which allows users to collaboratively create digital art on a 64-by-64 LED matrix screen using their mobile phone, thereby encour- aging face-to-face.