Arduino + Flash Physical Prototype Demonstration

Arduino + Flash Physical Prototype Demonstration

This is a physical prototype that was put together as part of the Interaction Design Praxis coursework. The product idea was aimed at busy parents in the professional work environment who have to be on “standby” for their kids but needed a discreet method of receiving, and viewing messages. And so this concept explores one of our ideas where a discreet object is used to alert and display messages. Continue reading

Octoblog v2.0

Octoblog v2.0

Complains about the theme I hastily develop for Octobox centered around the immature image presented. Cute graphics help impress the instructor, but during the SFU Open House 2008, we found that the older demographic has more interest in the project. And so, with the website deadline coming up, I hammered out a significantly compliant website and whipped out a brand new theme that featured the existing Octobox graphics and deep ocean colors from our mascot.

http://www.octobox.org

Admittedly, only the blog is functional at the moment. I hope to get the rest of the content up and running over the next couple of weeks

Octobox Midterm Presentation

Octobox Midterm Presentation

First, we stumble across a team essentially ripping off our work. Then, we are behind again and the prototype isn’t going anywhere. And finally, a project revision- this late into the term! So with one night to completely change things up (not really, just tweak it), I sat down hammering out slides, Brian quickly assembled a prototype and Manuel managed to work out a Widget. The presentation rocked, and we established ourselves at the top level of the class again. Continue reading

4GB RAM Upgrade

Been running with quadruple the stock Macbook ram for a couple of days and I have to say, it is sweet! The dashboard doesn’t have massive lag, and everything else doesn’t choke the second I start doing heavy work. Even though Razer’s Pro V1.6 mouse has the most terrible drivers I have ever seen, I still picked up Razer’s Pro Mobile Bluetooth mouse. I hope to get a review on that in soon.

Seriously though, get 4GB if your Mac supports it. But don’t buy it from Apple- do research on which RAM is compatible and it will save you hundreds. Continue reading

Octobox Open House Poster Final Ver

Here it is, I didn’t do much after all. Restricted the content into a grid and move things around, added some nifty pieces of detail and finally, added the school and program branding as flags. However, there is a concern regarding the school branding as we chose to do it ourselves instead of letting the school place it themselves. I hope they be making such a big fuss about it.

You can view the updated poster here.