Week_01_Documentation & Reflection

Junxian Chen - Sat 29 February 2020, 5:39 pm
Modified: Mon 2 March 2020, 3:39 pm

The Work done:

  • This is the first week of this course, we mainly worked on a general introduction and inspiration. During the contact this week, I was introduced with lots of interesting ideas. However, I found it still hard for me to come up with some new ideas. For example:
    . After watching this, the key element I can found from this video is that when we cut/stop some moving things, some interesting interaction happens. But I am hard to combine this interaction with meaningful actions.
  • The next part was working with the group to discuss the relationship between new interaction and Accessibility & Universal Access. By discussion, I understood the challenges that a new interaction may face when this interaction want to be accepted by a specific group of people(people needs accessibility access)
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  • There was also a brainstorming in this week to help me come up with ideas. But, it still looks like making up a story to me. With the different meaning of words, we can easily make up a story of them, but it may not have any actual function.
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How it Relates:

  • with this week's activity, I found the most difficult part of this course, for me, is to decide the idea.
  • How to decide my idea:
    • find out the region of this idea: general world → accessibility group → people need help ≈ people that need help in a specific area → people may not notice that they need help → general health problem → specific for university students →→→ Irregular lifestyle (Irregular sleep and so on) →→→ drink water Irregularly.
    • At the same time, I am also thinking about what kind of new interaction can be used to support this idea: control something in a special way(basic idea) → something is not controlled but react to the human activity → what is NOT controlled by human but react to human activity? (have self-activity) → Pets → how to combine pets into design? → if the user did something, they will do something to draw the user's intention → to make the water cup to be a pets → health family include other products.

Work to Do:


Work that Inspired/Interested Me:

  • when people use their finger hit the table to play some bits. it is easy to find the bits from a song. but it is hard to find a song with only bits. Is it may be possible?