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March 8. Playtest 3

March 23rd, 2012 | Posted by hyunjooo in Play test - (Comments Off on March 8. Playtest 3)

On March 8th we had our 3rd playtest, but since it was GDC week we didn’t have enough hands to record. However, it was a very meaningful time to get lots of useful feedback from the visiting scholars and professionals who were visiting the museum that day. The development from the 2nd playtest to the …
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March 1. Playtest 2

March 20th, 2012 | Posted by hyunjooo in Digital Dream Lab | Play test - (Comments Off on March 1. Playtest 2)

We had our 2nd playtest on March 1st!  It was windy and rainy. The biggest change from the 1st to 2nd playtest was we removed the “show me” block which had a compiling function and developed the system to show what guests were making in real-time.

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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Matt Loves Robots!

February 10th, 2012 | Posted by Anisha in Digital Dream Lab | Research - (Comments Off on Matt Loves Robots!)

Hi all, Anisha here – Art lead and sort of the Historian/videographer of the project.  I’ve been steadily documenting the project through video and photo through our first few weeks (and I’m not about to stop!) and have gotten some awesome research captured. A few of the things we’ve looked at so far, from an …
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