2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

IDESN 3800 Physical Computing

An introduction to experience design for physical computing, tangible user interface (TUI), augmented and virtual reality. In this collaborative studio participants will create products, performances, objects (and other interactive experiences) that mix the physical with the virtual world. As small teams you will build physical interfaces to products and experiences around themes such as: generative design (audio, video), gaming, digital instruments, installation and performance. We will leverage technologies spanning from: programming languages like Max and Unity; hardware platforms like Arduino, Makey Makey, littleBits and Xbox Kinect; and creative apps like MIT App Inventor and MIT Open Hybrid.