Thinking Out Loud Procedures

March 29, 2010

Click here to download the “Thinking Out Loud” procedures for user testing developed by Judy Ramey and Xerox.


location of boxes

March 29, 2010

i checked out the space outside the elevator that we discussed today, under the library, and there isn’t any plugs there, but in the main building there are quite a few plugs outside the elevators that stop at every floor, for eg, the picture is on level 5, it has a plug right underneath the […]


Activate Narrative

March 29, 2010

ATTENTION ACTIVATE TEAM: Here is a rough draft of a concept I have devised This concept is a narrative to help support the personas and give explanation as to why the talking objects are there. The personas now engage the audience on the basis that they are unaware they have been transformed into objects and […]


Tech update

March 29, 2010

List of must haves for Thurs. morning (10am in the 1st year workshop): ->2 more sets of speakers : ideally, we would like speakers that are powered by the computer, but we can take ones with an adapter. Consider your ipod speakers as well (ones that can be used on a computer) ->1 more mac […]


Activate Job List

March 29, 2010

Build team with Promo team 3 things/stands exactly the same with base for object. Greg is collecting necessary boxes and will be the liaison between the two groups please post a list of all team members names to the post and photos or sketches of the final design for both the stand and boxes. Persona […]


Persona people!!!

March 29, 2010

hey sorry I wasn’t in class today here is my email dm09oe@student.ocad.ca please email me so that we can discuss what we are doing i have posted my personas in the comments of the first posting thanx a lot – Dallas


Documentation Team

March 25, 2010

2 HD video cameras have been reserved for April 5th. plus we will be taking photographs with our own cameras. 1 video camera will be brought into class monday morning, March 29th. each one of the Documentation Team members will be responsible to record the progress of each team, including during Activate, so we will […]


Bailey Henderson

March 24, 2010

Is the promo team each bringing in two sketches of the box, or two modles of the box?


Project 3 Activate: Due for Monday March 29 8:30am

March 24, 2010

Build Team: Bring in a list of materials/equipment that are cheap recyclable, environmentally friendly or reclaimed (suggestions), budget, cost of materials, examples(physical materials), must have knowledge of working with material, things to keep in mind: sound quality, ease of construction, costs Promo Team: Please bring in two sketch models from each group member of box […]


Project Two: DIY PlushPets

March 23, 2010

DIY PlushPets Bring the experience of experiencing toys back by being the creator of your own! DIY PlushPets is one of the few toys on the market that will teach you an all around basic skill that the new up and coming generations, with the reward of a new plush toy! All you need to […]


Activate Teams

March 22, 2010

In today’s class the decision was made to combine the two ideas of the talking box and animate elevator. The two concepts have been combined  and will produce the installation we submit as a class to the Activate event. These are the teams for the Activate project decided on Monaday the 22nd. These teams may […]


Project 3 Activate: Rui, Felix, Christine, Spencer, Sean. (Personality Box)

March 22, 2010

Attraction: As the participant nears the booth a hidden camera shows the participant on a screen in another room separate from the room of the interaction. there is a speaker and a microphone concealed within the box. Then a member of our group from the observation room uses another microphone to speak through the speaker […]


Project 3: Bailey, Sarah, Ivan, Iva, K.

March 21, 2010

Information Scroll Experience 1. Rob enters a space. He sees a video of street scenes, which is being projected onto a scrolling canvas. He notices that there is also music playing. Rob is curious and comes closer. He notices that behind the canvas there is someone peddling a bicycle, who is powering the scrolling canvas. […]


Groceries Storyboard

March 21, 2010

Storyboard for the groceries experience


Spin The Doll

March 16, 2010

Spin the Doll is a fun toy designed for artsy teenagers to young adults. This toy will capture the target audience’s attention with its attractive fun design. So there is the feeling of “that toy is fun” already in their minds, It is constructed of a spinning square with shells, jars of beads, and stones […]


project three: Dallas MacWilliam

March 16, 2010


Project Three: Six Possibilities

March 16, 2010

You have chosen eight ideas that demonstrate promise as compelling interactive experiences for the Activate! event. You have also been assigned small groups charged with the task of propelling these ideas forward. These ideas and groups are as follows. The Two-Way Surveillance Experience (Spencer, Felix, Christine, Sean and Rui) The Information Scroll Experience (Bailey, Sarah, […]


Profile

March 16, 2010

My name is Kirsten, I’m in the Environmental Design program. My goal is to work in urban planning or something along the lines of affordable housing. I am well versed in iMovie, but have a lot to learn with programs like illustrator.


ACtivate

March 15, 2010

1) A chalk board is left in an open, outdoor space with the simple instruction written on it, “Draw…”. 2) Steve sees this particular object in this random area and comes closer to inspect it. He sees the word, “draw” and is mystified. 3) Steve draws a circle and walks away. He wonders who would […]


The Drum Box

March 15, 2010

The Drum Box was created by Napo Industries to solve need of bored class room occupants. The Drum Box fulfills this need by bringing a portable, miniature drum set to the individuals disposal. The individual can simply “whip” out two writing instruments and instantly play out a drum solo to entertain their feeble mind. Marker Rendering and Ideal Form: […]


Project 3-Part 1

March 15, 2010

 1. Light-up wine glasses, in different colours, filled with water are placed on the table. 2. Mike sees them and wants to know what are they for. 3. He puts his finger in the water first, and then starts circiling his finger around the top of the glass to make music. 4. After playing the music […]


Experience of a video game third person view.

March 15, 2010

http://www.marcowens.co.uk/avat.html short video- http://12seconds.tv/v/MWJ4C http://inresidence.designmuseum.org/updates/2009/10/29/school-group-enjoys-avatar-machine.html


Project 3:Activate Storyboard

March 15, 2010


Project Three: Mystery Cultures

March 15, 2010

1. Table with assorted foods from several cultures. Dave  waits. 2. Dave is blindfolded,  now with heightened anticipation/fear without knowing what they will be taste testing. [ Person will be warned of any allergies] 3.  Person takes the plunge. 4. Dave takes feedback and reviews his experience. He is photographed, before and after the product […]


Project 3

March 15, 2010

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Project 3: Activate Green

March 15, 2010

(Click thumbnail above to see full image.) 1) Steve sees a table of refreshments and snacks readily prepared (on recyclable containers). 2) Steve picks up a cup and drinks from it. 3) Steve spots a nearby garbage can and forgets to look for the recycling bin. 4) He tosses his (recyclable) cup in the garbage… […]


Project Two: Mr. Whiskerz

March 15, 2010

Mr. Whiskerz is cuddly and sustainable renewal of Mr. Potato Head! Although Mr. Potato Head was once an actual potato (you were only sold plastic pieces with prongs, thus requiring you to purchase your own compostable potato body), it has since become all good lo’ plastic. Made from old fabrics and clothing, Mr. Whiskerz is […]


Project 3 – Catt Muwanga

March 15, 2010

Activate LEGACY Our day to day lives are spent capturing bits of the here and now. Activate LEGACY takes even the simplest message and presents it in an unavoidable format. The need to document (no matter the personal importance of the message) can be a form of legacy. Once words and sentiments have been formed […]


Project 2 – Catt Muwanga

March 15, 2010

Spice that boring dorm fridge with the faces of all the celebrities you love to hate. Add some ridiculously memorable catch phrases and you’ve got the recipe for fun. Purchase a set in a given theme (political figures, musicians, actors and just plain celebrities)  and be prepared to laugh at combinations that arise. Collect your […]


Project 2. Toy (Cabbage-Sack)-K

March 15, 2010

The toy is called Cabbage-Sack, which directly illustrate the shape of the toy where it intends to vegetables haters toy. The basic concept of kicking cabbage in the air as much as possible without hitting the ground. This toy is basically a combination of a hock-sack and a piñata. The object is to kick the […]


Project 3: Activate-K

March 15, 2010

1.Set up green screen and TV 2.Users set in position 3.Messenger sends non-verbal message to the actor. Actor receives message from non-verbal communication 4.Actor reacts to the messengers communication and acts with the image on the green screen. This active activity is called IMPROVE, basically there are two people involved. The set up is a television […]


Project 3 Part 1 – Sean Collins

March 15, 2010

Multiple televisions are displaying the experience of brushing your teeth, while speakers play the sounds. This all plays on a loop throughout the event. People find this interesting and enter the environment to investigate. They observe the televisions, and then begin to notice the large canvas/paper near by.  Toothbrushes and paints are situated around the […]


Project3 : activate, Felix Chan

March 15, 2010

Bob enters a fitness center and stands in front of a machine. He fills in his information of age, gender, weight, and height. System starts calculating and show the result of plan of muscle training and body fitness. Bob follows the instruction and start exercising.


Project 2

March 15, 2010

Floppy is a new approach to a typical stress relief ball. During times of distress, whether at work, around the house, or in traffic, Floppy can be a personal “friend”. It may be squeezed in order to relief stress through your arm muscles or simply bounced around as it returns to you. Floppy is also […]


Project 3: Activate. Spencer Bryant-Longo

March 15, 2010

1. Users walk up to the booth and enter their gender’s area. 2. Once inside the user will find both a blank pad and pencil for writing and a basket filled with sheets of paper with likes written by the opposite gender. The booth will state that you write a quality that you find attractive […]


Project 3-activate instinct- Irakliy K. (Ivan)

March 15, 2010

Rob has approached a table where he finds a pair of ear plugs and a sleeping mask. He takes them and puts them on, as he is being explained what he has to do in order to get the reword. He then is accompanied by a fellow student that is responsible to make sure he […]


Project 2: Table-Top-Tether-Ball. Spencer Bryant-Longo

March 15, 2010

Taking it back to a simpler time when kids would play for hours in the playground around the tether ball post, table-top-tether-ball brings a fun outdoor game into your home! set up is a breeze, just find a smooth table top surface to attach the suction cup base of the post to and stick and […]


project two: surprisesquatch

March 14, 2010

here is surprisesquatch. he is a friendly and highly adaptive kinda guy, he wants to try his hand at everything he was always told he couldn’t do. each unit is in blindbox assortment, which means you don’t know what kind of ‘squatch you’re going to get. in this example, we have lumbersquatch. each of the […]


Project 2-CUBEextent-Irakliy K. (Ivan)

March 14, 2010

This little, keychain, easy to use cube has got the hours of fun tactile feedback- like that of a click pen. Mechanical with a digital display, it is self charging. You can utilise the ease of measure from 8 scales and units. It is fun just to see the numbers change as you drag it […]


project three-Yan Zeng

March 14, 2010

The Art of Recycling 1 student A and Student B have an empty can and some wasted paper need to get rid of. 2 they found the table of Art of Recycling. where people glue or stick their recycling things such as empty cans or scrap paper. 3 student A stick her empty can in […]


Project 3 Activate! Greg McRoberts

March 14, 2010


Project 2 Lego Ocad Greg Mcroberts

March 14, 2010

Designed to fit in with the existing Lego Architecture series, as well as be an artistic statement about OCAD, Lego OCAD not only stands out from the rest but walks over the competition! It truly sets this kit out from the rest. The design is true to form with the random window shapes and leg coulors, […]


project three: activate

March 14, 2010

beat on the street 1. there is a booth with instrumental music playing. 2. the curious student enters the booth and notices instructions on what to do with the stack of strips of paper: the individual paper at the top of the table is the previous student’s sentence, the black strip of paper is for […]


Project2 : Clever ball. Final proposal by Felix Chan

March 14, 2010

Everyone should have the experience of playing soccer. It is the situation, e.g., you kicked the ball and you had to spend time to get it back, even worse the ball flied over the fence and you said OMG… Clever ball can solve your problem. The design of this ball is to tie a rope […]


STITCHES the zombie doll: Dani Kuindersma

March 14, 2010

Please click to download PDF file STITCHES the zombie doll (HTTP error occurred, so I had to host it elsewhere)


Project 2 : Proposal

March 14, 2010

The collection of qUirKy fLieR plush toys provides a variety of everyday objects and odd characters that normally do not fly, creating a surprising, ironic and humorous situation when seen flying across a room. qUirKy fLieR is environmentally conscious and sustainable toy, as it is made from recycled and reused fabrics, which also gives our toys […]


Matt Williams: Project 3

March 14, 2010


Social Information – Braden Mangione

March 14, 2010

Two-way Surveillance 1. Audrey lines up for an activity with no name. 2. Others follow her assuming that the activity will be interesting and start soon. None of them know they are being videotaped from above, and are being watched from another room in the school. 3. Blaze watches the picture these over cameras are […]


Project 2: Metal Heads Finger Puppets

March 14, 2010

Metal Head Finger Puppets are for the metalhead in everyone. Instead of head banging to your favourite heavy metal songs, you can put the Metal Head on your finger and head bang away, without the head rush! The death metal finger puppet character is based from traditional Swedish death metal bands and is made out […]


Project Two Final – Sean Collins

March 14, 2010

Smack-It Proposal The Smack-It is a toy designed for an older demographic, specifically between the age group of fifteen to twenty. It’s a simple idea, which thrives off humans and their competitive nature. Through observing patterns of history one can conclude that the human race loves competition. Seeing as the toy was designed to cater […]