AWKWARD

AWKWARD

by: Bijun, Sara, and Mahsa

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Our team decided to go with the set of cards that represented an awkward situation. In social gatherings one can be put in an awkward situation both purposely or unintentionally. These list of devices can help you escape the setting, and in one case it can put you in that situation to experiencing something as another person might; in another’s position or situation.

1. If I Were (Wear) In Your Shoes!

If I Were In Your Shoes, is a pair of shoes that one can wear to be put in another person’s position to better experience their feelings.

to make this prototype we used cardboard to build the bottom (sole) of the shoe, Then we used fabric to build the top half of the shoes. Two parts were stapled to one another.

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2. X-Ray Vision

when one is put in an awkward situation, by activating the X-RAY Vision, they can eliminate certain people or objects from their view.

The X-Ray Vision is build solely out of cardboard. This prototype has movable lenses where one can pull down to cover their view.

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3. Let IT Rain!

Let It Rain! is a sensory activated curtain that is attach to a cap. The curtain moves to cover the face, protecting the person wearing it when she/he has found themselves in an awkward, unwanted situation.

let it rain was initially made out of cardboard and fabric, The original prototype had a stationary curtain made out of paper.

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REFINED PROTOTYPE

As a group we decided to choose “Let It Rain!” to further modify for our final refined prototype. In order to make the interaction more smooth, the curtain is now attached to a servo motor that rotated 180 degreed from right to left. The servo is connected to an Ultrasonic sensor which is also located on the cap. When the person wearing this cap feels overwhelmed by his/her surroundings; She/he can rub their head where the ultrasonic sensor is located to pull the curtain over.

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