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Jay Sehmbey - Sun 21 June 2020, 8:27 pm

Reflection (my submission):

After I completed making my first prototype, I recorded the different parts of the video using my phone. I asked my flatmate to be a part of it and do the actual demonstration. I thought that would be a better way to represent rather than me using my own product for demo. I also asked a few questions to the user regarding my product.

Overall I think the video was of a very good quality with both goof audio and video.

During the studio, we were meant to give detailed critique to a 3 other assigned teams. We decided to watch the videos one by one per team and read each document and give critique before moving onto the next person's video and document. I think this was a good and quick method. As we all waited for each other to complete writing our critiques, we were getting more detailed ideas and improvements for the projects we were looking at. What I had from previous courses as well was that the best way to give feedback was if I pointed at something that I didn't found the best, I suggest a better or a different way. This way, the person would be able to think about other ideas as well.

After we went through all of them, We thought it'd be best if we divided all the individual project's critiques that we all wrote and basically summarised the points. In the end, we all got to summarise 3 to 4 appraisals. This didn't take too much time as we all had written good, valid points for the appraisals.

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Week 10-11, Building on Up

Ryan O'Shea - Sun 7 June 2020, 4:52 pm

After Critiques

After all the responses from the critiques on the Miro board and lots of good feedback and inspiration from seeing everyone else's designs I went into the studio on Friday and picked up the new and improved wooden hand that I want to use in my final version of this concept. In the workshop I also wired the strings through the finger joints in hopes this will better pull them down and back up from behind, operating just like tendons do in our real meat hands. ImgurImgur

Along with the hand, I got stronger and larger servo motors that should better rotate and pull the strings a full 360 degrees this time to properly operate the strings in order for the fingers to move better than in the prototype. These came along with disks on top which will hopefully be able to run the threads through on tracks in order to pull the strings which moves the fingers a larger amount.


Sadly this was all the physical work I could do this week as I was otherwise very busy with other INFS subjects and finalizing work for them. Next week I hope to further complete this final build, making the hands look better with some other design work, hooking all the strings and wires up to the servos and building a sturdy base for the whole build so it is secure and can be fitted on a desk in a easy casing with a sturdy base.

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[Week 10] - Prototype Delivery & Feedback

Sigurd Soerensen - Mon 18 May 2020, 3:15 pm

Before Submission

By Tuesday, we had all delivered our prototype documents and uploaded the videos. I did most of my video and document last week but made some last changes on Monday. Given that our team chose to build separate parts of the same concept, as explained in previous posts, we also found it most useful to create a team-based video and include that in our videos. Looking at the finished video, I believe it turned out quite good and that we did well in creating the team-based video. Everything revolving the video and document took much longer than I expected, so for the last couple of weeks, I have focused more on PhysComp than my thesis.

Tuesday and out

From Tuesday and out, we focused solely on writing our feedback to the other teams, responding to the few questions we got and starting to look over the feedback we received. After meeting up for the studio on Tuesday, we all gathered and started to write out feedback. First, we tried to have one person share their screen and watch the videos together like so, to be able to play and pause along the way to comment. However, we quickly found this ineffective and started to watch the videos on our own and then meet up between videos to read the documents, discuss them and come up with rough bullet points with feedback. For the first group, we started to write summaries of our bullet points before going to the next person's video. For the second team, we just wrote down bullet points from the video and documents, discussed them to come up with more and then moved on. Before starting on the third group some members of the team wanted a break, and some wanted to go on. After discussing for a bit, we came up with an asynchronous solution where two of us, Thomas and I, continued to the last group straight away and the two others to come back and do their review of the last group later. Moreover, Thomas and I were to summarise the comments for the second group as everyone had already written their comments for them and then Tuva and Marie could summarise the third group when they reviewed them later that day. In my opinion, this solution worked much better and was more effective. We decided to go through all summaries after Thursday's workshop, before commenting on Miro.

For the rest of the week, I had to focus on my master thesis given that I had focused on PhysComp for a long time and had to pick up the slack on the thesis. Besides the feedback, this week was quite uneventful.

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