How to Build A Physical Digital System – DaraghByrne.me

Daragh Byrne Associate Teaching Professor
School of Architecture, Carnegie Mellon University. Courtesy appointment in the School of Design.

How to Build A Physical Digital System

Institution ASU

Code 394




Offerings

2012 Fall

  • 33 undergrads

2011 Fall

  • 26 undergrads

How to Build a Digital-Physical System is an introductory, hands-on course where students explore the creation of creating physical digital systems without any knowledge of programming, electronics or systems.

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How to Build a Digital-Physical System is an introductory, hands-on course where students explore the creation of creating physical digital systems without any knowledge of programming, electronics or systems. Students move through the iterative process of designing interactive physical systems through a series of six closely coordinated modules. Students are initially introduced to physical, tangible, wearable, and ambient interactive technologies; learn about the materiality and nature of objects through topics such as material culture, and later become versed with methods, tools and techniques for gathering requirements, ideation and concept design development, low-fidelity prototyping, and the implementation and production of hybrid object. In tandem with this, core skills required to build physical-digital technology are provided through instructor led tutorials with Arduino and rapid fabrication techniques.

Some examples of student outcomes can be found at:

Project 3: Conceptual Design of a Safety System Project 5: Emotional Robots Final Project: Reimagined Clock - Matthew Briggs - RSBMYH

More information may be found at: http://physdig.wikispaces.asu.edu.

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