The aim of the course is to introduce students to the world of interaction design by the ideation, design and implementation of an interactive project.
By the end of the course students will be able to define and analyze the elements of an interactive exhibit:
media, languages, aims, behaviours, technologies (hardware and software). They will become comfortable with computer science and the basic prototyping tools to create simple interactive prototypes.
Students will have a good understanding of the capabilities of the Bare Conductive Touch Board, an Arduino based tool that is able to transform in a sensor any conductive material, like metal, water, fruits and paint.
Students will become familiar with these basic prototyping tools and their usage, the basics of the TouchBoard/Arduino coding environment, language and programming.
Based on âLearning by doingâ approach this course will show how to build devices that can control the physical world.
This course is suitable for students with some background in multimedia and for students who have completed one or two years of university studies.
If you wish to extend your summer studies, you can combine this course with the following: