Welcome and thanks for attending.
Thanks for turning up to the second IxDA workshop, and first weekend session. I have created this workshop to share information for
free and inspire interaction designers in Dublin to think outside the web.
The workshop is hosted by CASL, and will take part on the 15th August. Please add your name to the list if you would like to attend.
Why would an “Interaction Designer” want to use a micro controller?
An Arduino is a Atmel micro controller with open source software. Before Arduino it was almost impossible to make even the simplistic of projects without having to download a massive development environment and test your own board. Arduino was created by Massimo Banzi while teaching a physical computing course to Interaction Designers at Ireva University.
To enable designers to create prototypes that actually work.
I just do “Interaction Designer” on web sites. Why should I come?
If you find yourself just designing wire frames and interaction flows for web sites. This workshop will give you a chance to expand your skill set. Teaching you how to start sketching with hardware. This will open your, and your clients world to a load of new products and services that will improve there business and the customers experience.
BakerTweet created by Pox is a box that allows bakers to tweet in two easy steps. Allowing bakers to inform there customers quickly about what is being baked without needing to sit at a computer.
The workshop will run for 6 hours, and I'm hoping that we should cover everything in the agenda. You will need to bring a laptop.
- Introduction to Arduino
- Setting up your machine.
- Demo One. Using the Arduino Environment.
- Demo Two. Remaking that demo in Flash.
- Demo Three - Six. Serval demos in Flash using sensors.
- Demo Seven. Sending data to the Web via PHP. ( Sorry. But this got cut. )
- Design Competition. Design a service, product and or website that uses an Alcohol Sensor.
- Evaluate and judge best creation down the local pub.