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Pittsburgh Mini Maker Faire!

July 14th, 2012 | Posted by Anisha in Digital Dream Lab | Outreach | Presentations - (Comments Off on Pittsburgh Mini Maker Faire!)

Big news!  Digital Dream Lab has been accepted to exhibit our work at Pittsburgh Mini Maker Faire! Mini Maker Faire is organized by MAKE magazine, and gives the community the opportunity to explore some of the cool art, science, and technology that has been developed locally, as well as inspire others to make something themselves. …
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Final Presentation

June 15th, 2012 | Posted by mtsai1 in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Final Presentation)

This is Digital Dream Lab’s final presentation video at the end of the Spring 2012 semester. Enjoy. 🙂  

Promotional Videos

April 24th, 2012 | Posted by mstewar1 in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Promotional Videos)

A Table is Born

April 23rd, 2012 | Posted by mstewar1 in Design - (Comments Off on A Table is Born)

We completed construction on our table this past week, and debuted it at the museum for a focus group and general use demo! We set up a camera in the project room to document the process, and Anisha compiled about a weeks worth of construction into 30 seconds worth of great footage. Pay attention to …
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Team Reflections

April 18th, 2012 | Posted by mstewar1 in Digital Dream Lab - (Comments Off on Team Reflections)

We started filming for our promotional videos, and sat on the team everyone down to ask questions about the project and the space we are working in. There were lot of interesting responses that give a lot more insight into who we are. The questions led to some great reflections on why we think the …
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Big Changes

April 9th, 2012 | Posted by mstewar1 in Digital Dream Lab - (Comments Off on Big Changes)

We are restructuring the website a bit to include a learning corner page. Our exhibit will exist as part of the greater whole that is Makeshop, and provide an entry point into the wide world of programming. As such, we wanted to share a bit about the technology that makes this experience go, as well …
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Halves Presentation

April 9th, 2012 | Posted by mstewar1 in Presentations - (Comments Off on Halves Presentation)

For those that missed our halves presentation, here is the recording. Our biggest critique from the presentation was the lack of details regarding our interactive table. The presentation was given on Friday, and the decision to move forward with the table and re-scope other parts of the project came that Wednesday. The only detail we …
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New Friends and Places!

April 8th, 2012 | Posted by mstewar1 in Art - (Comments Off on New Friends and Places!)

It has been awhile since we have shared art assets, and we would like to introduce you to some new friends that we have added to the family. Ariel and Anisha have created a fantastic family of familiar and whimsical creatures for the children to play with. We have agreed with Makeshop on delivering three …
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Final Blocks!

April 6th, 2012 | Posted by Anisha in Design - (Comments Off on Final Blocks!)

Hi everyone, It’s been a while, hasn’t it?  But in the time we haven’t been posting, we’ve been busily working away on the project.  We’ve been working through four different block designs and I’m proud to announce we have our final block design finished!  They’re going to be cut using the CNC router in the …
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March 16. Playtest 4.

March 23rd, 2012 | Posted by hyunjooo in Play test - (Comments Off on March 16. Playtest 4.)

During spring break, we had our 4th playtest. Below are some of the notes we took that day. 1. Children enjoyed playing with the background block 2. Placing the table in front of the screen helped children focus on the screen 3. Children still didn’t understand where they have to place blocks 4. Children kept …
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