project one: sarah, dallas, braden, carson, milka,

February 1, 2010

Our group looked at the interaction between humans and food court tables.

Our investigation was documented in the following video, filmed at both the Grange and Eaton Centre.

The main problems discovered had a lot to do with the inability to move the chairs that were stationary, and the fact that chairs do not afford changes for different sizes of people.

Our final possible outcome is much like the “traditional” foodcourt table, but with a cheaper adjustment option like those used on gym equipment.

Project One: Andrew, Angela, Christine, Felix, Rui

February 1, 2010

Managing Passwords for Secure Websites

Our Investigation

Structure of Our Interaction

And always keep in mind:

Group Touch Project One: Sean, Greg, Nic, Ivan, Iva

January 31, 2010

Our Group chose to deconstruct the experience of going through a revolving door. We looked at many different types, a variety of locations, and came up with some interesting information. We categorized the events into a map, and learnt the ways people get in and out of buildings. We also looked into the history of revolving doors to get a better understanding of their purpose, and furthermore to understand exactly how they work. This gave us the knowledge, along with our observational information, to come up with an idea that will improve the experience a person encounters when passing though a revolving door.

I could not upload our PowerPoint to the blog because the file is to large. Here is some of the footage we collected through our observations;

Project 1: Group Smell

January 31, 2010

Frosh Wash

Our Project is about students, in the age range of 19-25, washing dishes by hand.

In this presentation we deconstruct the process of washing the dishes from start to finish, and we examine common issues with this process.

Project One: Final Thoughts

January 27, 2010

Hi Class:

Some final thoughts in advance of your deadline:

1) Use an imaginary client to give your project substance.
2) Use the title of your project to clearly and precisely establish its scope.
3) The structure of your presentation is as open to possibility as the structure of your interaction: craft it thoughtfully.
4) Don’t speak for more than 10 minutes: I will cut you off. Less presenting equals more discussion.
5) Make it awesome. Remember, we’re designers: nothing we do should be boring. To wit:

See you Monday,


Project One Interactions Brainstorm

January 11, 2010

Possible common interaction between people and their environment include:

Going through a revolving door
Walking a dog
Listening to a music player
Using the TTC
Going to the movies
Paying with the new credit card machines
Cleaning up after a pet
Doing the dishes with roomates
Parking a car
Using a ladder
Using the Toronto recycling system
Ironing clothes
Brushing your teeth
Using chairlift at a ski resort
Tim Hortons at rush hour
Riding in bike lanes
Using a parking meter
Finding items at the grocery store
Paying with self-serve checkout
Cutting vegetables
Security tags beeping
Using a vending machine
Using public phones
Using a drinking fountain
Using a hockey stick
Visiting the emergency ward
Operating a Hand Dryer
Toasting Bread
Peeling an Orange
Packing a bag for school
Roasting Marshmallows
Making the Bed
Tying your shoes
Locking a door
Operating a can opener
Going through a subway turnstile
Drinking coffee
Finding a light switch
Using a sink
Opening the blinds
Riding an elevator
Paying for parking
Using multiple remote controls
Sitting in a chair
Washing your hands
Crossing the street
Using a shopping cart
Folding a cardboard box

Project One: Deconstruct an Interaction

January 11, 2010

Click here to download Project One: Deconstruct an Interaction.

Click here to download the release form required for Project One.