I have been balancing so many things since I got back from Lincoln, I haven’t had much time to post anything on my blog. Now things seem to be calming down a bit so I’ve decided to update the blog a bit.
After reading Gray and Malins’ Visualizing Research and Gina Wisker’s Postgraduate Research Handbook I feel ready to star posting on what will be my online weekly research journal. This is the first of what I hope will be a series of posts that will embrace some of the work I’m researching, to help me keep a chronological evolution of my research and hopefully get some feedback from the web community.
This is a place where my thoughts will get collected, filtered and revised.
Before I start I have to “plan the journey” so I’ve worked on defining and clarifying the title, and asking myself some very important questions: What do I want to research? Why?How? And the most awkward one; so what?
So what is my research about? This is the first topic I’ll be tackling this week. Read more …
Finally after nine months, my Interactive Design course has come to an end. It has been a great year full of experiences where I’ve met lots of new people, visited many new places and have worked on various projects.
For my final assessment hand-in, I had to present all my year’s work in a clean and professional way so I thought making some prints and putting them in a nice black box together with my sketchbook would be a good way to show the work done during the year. Read more …
Wouldn’t it be great to freeze time at the exact moment to see a rain drop create splash? Every day little things like this surround us and most of the time we don’t even realize, most of the time because they happen at such a high speed we can’t see them.
We decided to rig up a sensor that would detect the exact moment when the drop created the splash. We pointed a laser light at a Light Dependent Resistor so that it would read its maximum value. Read more …
Here’s a quick update. I’ve been working now for some time with colleagues Joan Planas and Ruben Lojo on an interactive project for the University of Lincoln, and it’s now beginning to take interesting shape. For this project we want to try and understand natural intuitive interfaces and find out how users move around them. We want to engage communication with the audience by making them interact with a new device: a sphere.
Fluidity, mutability, flexibility, change, instability, fluctuation, unrest, variability… all synonyms of FLUX, but none of them sound as cool!
This project consisted on creating an show room proposal for the final year show. The show is aimed at a general public like mums and dads, families, future students, and professionals such as other designers, illustrators, photographers…
This show will be all about Interactive Design, so people understand what INTERACTIVE is, and what we do in this career.
One of my latest projects was come up with an idea which would affect a community in a positive way. For our community project, me and Joan Planas decided to help NAT (National AIDS Trust) by raising money on the World Aids Day, which was on the 1st of December, with an interactive event at the Engine Shed getting people to compete on our Sperm RaceGame.
New links, on both the NAT and World AIDS Day websites:
Today is one of those days when after working really hard all day, you finally end up with something that looks pretty cool!
I’ve been messing arround with the Tween Class in Flash, and thanks to my mate Joan I’ve managed to introduce some really nice looking animations and transitions, all programed from the first frame (blah, blah, code talk… sorry about that).
Anyway, I feel so happy with the result I thought of putting up this post and encouraging people to give it a try! Read more …