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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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Installation and First Play Test!

February 29th, 2012 | Posted by mstewar1 in Play test - (Comments Off on Installation and First Play Test!)

This past weekend we installed temporary equipment in the Makeshop flex space so that we can easily play test and iterate upon our design. We hung camera and projector mounts to provide a low impact way to test when we want to. When not testing, the equipment is out of the way of other exhibits …
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Hello, world!

February 24th, 2012 | Posted by mstewar1 in Design - (Comments Off on Hello, world!)

The theme of this week has been “Hello World!” We are introducing a new language to the Kindergarten age range, so we felt that this was the most apt analogy for teaching the basics of how our blocks work. The environment is dynamic, and changes as the child adds or takes blocks out of the …
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Model a Day

February 24th, 2012 | Posted by mstewar1 in Art - (Comments Off on Model a Day)

We got the cogs of our pipeline turning this week, adopting a model a day approach to pump out the volume of assets we will need for the children to play with. Ariel gets things started by working on a new model each day to submit for review, both with the team and Makeshop. After …
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Quarter Presentations

February 23rd, 2012 | Posted by mstewar1 in Presentations - (Comments Off on Quarter Presentations)

Last week we had quarter walk around presentations, where faculty and staff were invited to join us in our project room for an overview of our work. This provided us with a lot of great feedback about the research we have done, the mechanic we have chosen, and learning concepts we hope to convey. We …
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