Class 1 – Orientation

September 13, 2017

  • Welcome and introduction to Tangible Interfaces course (by Hiroshi Ishii)
  • Lecture: Vision-Driven Research: Seamless Media Design (by Hiroshi Ishii)

  • Vision Videos:
  1. Apple Knowledge Navigator   Classic Vision of the Future  1984
  2. Seamless Media Design    Hiroshi Ishii’s Vision of Seamless Collaboration Media: ClearBoard in 1994
  3. World Builder  2013
  4. TRANSFORM   TMG’s Radical Atoms Vision 2014

Readings for next class :

→ DOWNLOAD ALL READINGS

  1. The Computer for the 21st Century” by Mark Weiser
  2. Tangible Bits: Towards Seamless Interfaces Between People, Bits and Atoms” CHI ’97 by Hiroshi Ishii and Brygg Ullmer
  3. Tangible Bits: Beyond Pixels” TEI ’08 by Hiroshi Ishii
  4. Shape-Changing Interfaces: A Review of the Design Space and Open Research Questions – CHI2012

Assignment: 

  • If you want to enroll in this class, fill-in this signup sheet by September 14th (Thursday) 5:00pm.
  • Accepted students will be notified on Sept. 15, Friday.
  • We will form groups for you by next class

Class 2 – Interaction design workshop

September 20, 2017

Readings for next class :

  1. The Mother of All Demos by Doug Engelbart
  2. As We May Think by Vannevar Bush
  3. The Theory of Affordances by James J. Gibson
  4. Designing For People by Don Norman

Class 3 – Interpersonal Communication Devices

September 27, 2017

  • Interaction Design Workshop by TMG Alumni Penny Webb
  • Guest Lecture by Ken Perlin
  • Lecture on Interpersonal Communication Devices by Hiroshi

Readings for next class :

  1. A Brief Rant On The Future Of Interaction Design by Bret Victor
  2. We also encourage everyone to watch this talk by Brett Victor: The Humane Representation of Thought

Class 4 – Tangible Bits & Technical Workshop

October 04, 2017

  • Lecture: Tangible Bits by Hiroshi Ishii
  • Technical Workshop by TA Dan Levine and TMG Alumni Richard Whitney
  • Introduce Project I

Readings for next class :

  • Guest Lecture: Daniel Leithinger (CONFIRMED)
  • Lecture: Tangible Bits & Radical Atoms by Hiroshi Ishii
  • Revise Technical Workshop Material
  • Project Ideas Discussion by Groups

Readings for next class :

 


October 18 – No Class due to Media Lab Member Meeting


Class 6 – Inter-material Interaction

October 25, 2017

  • Guest Lecture: Fluid Interfaces Alumni Marcelo Coleho
  • Lecture and Discussion
  • Project 1 quick update

Readings for next class :


Class 7 – Project Ideas Presentation

November 01, 2017

  • 10 minutes per presentation
  • 5 minutes for feedback
  • 20 minutes for demo and informal feedback

Readings for next class :


Class 8 – Future Materiality

November 08, 2017

  • Guest Lecture: TMG Alumni  Xiao Xiao
  • Guest Lecture: TMG PhD’s Ken Nakagaki and Jifei Ou
  • Discussion

Please look at examples such as:

 Readings for next class :

Class 9 – Affordances – Prof. Don Norman

November 15, 2017

  • Discussion on Affordance
  • Prof. Don Norman’s talk at 3-4pm

Readings for next class :


Class 10 – Si-Fi Inspired Interfaces

November 22, 2017

  • Lecture on Sci-Fi inspired interfaces: Lecture by Dan Novy
  • Final Project Discussion

Class 11 – Radical Atoms and Future

November 29, 2017

  • Lecture and Discussion: Hiroshi Ishii
  • Final Project Discussion and Preparation

Class 12 – Final Presentations

December 06, 2017