APT is a new mobile application paradigm that facilitates the contextual and proximity-based distribution of mobile content. APT was selected for presentation at the 2011 Microsoft Design Expo to represent the University of Washington Interaction Design program responding to the design challenge ‘Information is in my World’.
Quarter long project, DESIGN 483 WI2012 – Advance Projects in Interaction Design (Prof. Axel Roesler):Neil Rhoades (IxD), Adam Rule (HCDE), Katie Suskin (IxD), and Hanne Trafnik (ID)
Envoy is a messaging platform that facilitates impactful communication by allowing control over the context in which a message is delivered. The sender can place a message in a specific moment by defining tags for times, locations, and events. Envoy creates new possibilities for thoughtful messages and practical applications.
Quarter long project, DESIGN 483 WI2012 – Advance Projects in Interaction Design (Prof. Axel Roesler) Brent Grossman (Informatics), Katie Hendricks (IxD),
Daniya Ulgen (IxD), Inness Wragg (IxD)
Zync is an iPad based training and exercise coordinator for college athletics coaches that helps monitor and address individual athlete performance and sports injury prevention.
B.Des Capstone Project Amy Brumet (IxD) and Felix Wang (VCD) 2012
Facet is a content management and communication system for creative team projects. Facet streamlines file versioning across teams and allows users to dynamically attach metadata and conversations to files in progress.
B.Des Capstone Project Katie Suskin 2012
uwdesign2012.com – thewebsite of the 2012 UW Design show represents the collaborations and interaction between students in the design program across its three disciplines and marks the first graduating class from the new Interaction Design B.Des undergraduate program.
B.Des Capstone Project Ben Smith (IxD) with
James Atkins (VCD), Emily Christianson (IxD), Amy Grimm (IxD), Ellen Peterson (VCD), Alana Robinson (IxD), Katie Suskin (IxD), Innes Wragg (IxD) and Nicole Yeo (VCD) 2012
Co-Pilot is a smartphone based wayfinding app as guide through the Seattle’s iconic Experience Music Project (EMP) building, designed by Frank Gehry. The wayfinding experience addresses the unique layout of the building and ties exploring the exhibition into interactive content provided in context with the visitors location and trajectory.
B.Des Capstone Project Neil Rhoades 2012
Stacks is a synthesized news experience designed to empower readers—it is an entry point into the world of news, explaining how one story fits into another, what happened in the past, and what current viewpoints are on the topic. Multiple sources are presented all in one app for different opinions and views on one story. A timeline offers information of story activity and displays the evolution of of each news story across multiple news outlets, providing the reader with a critical and contextualized perspective.
B.Des Capstone Project Amy Grimm 2012
RKIIV is a digital bookshelf that allows you to save media from any device or application to your own secure, extensible library. Discover content on your friends’ bookshelves, subscribe to topic-based sections of your friends’ libraries, and follow their activity in your feed.
B.Des Capstone Project Nick Smith 2012
Origin was presented at this year’s Microsoft Design Expo in Redmond, July 18-19 as the UW IxD project responding to the design challenge ‘Get Connected, Stay Connected’
Origin is a file management system that tags your data the way your brain does.
In recognition of the shortcomings of current file management systems, Origin seeks to improve the way in which data is tagged, making its operation far more organic (or brain-like) than any typical system. By tagging data with contextual markers, it delivers users what they want, when they want it, without degrading opportunities to search for other data. Origin connects you with your files—it is a file management system that tags your data using contextual markers. Watch a video of the Origin presentation here.
Origin was developed in ART385 – Design and Society during Winter Quarter 2011 by
This year’s design expo class was offered at the junior level in a studio class of 23 students. In five teams the class developed very different projects that address the theme of the expo – Get Connected, Stay Connected. The design process encompassed all stages of design development from the identification of common practices, salient needs, uncharted terrain and interesting design opportunities, followed by field observation, data analysis, ideation, conceptual design in many variations, and user experience prototyping. Rather than giving the class a specific design topic in the context of the design expo theme, It was important to us that the student teams each identified a design space where their experience in the team would make an interesting contribution. We started with a white sheet of paper and ended with video prototypes of each envisioned experience design that showcases interesting user experience scenarios that not only include the product or interface that would anchor the design, but also portrayed the context into which the design would be fielded and how it potentially could shape novel activities and engagements.
Origin is a file management system that tags your data the way your brain does. In recognition of the shortcomings of current file management systems, Origin seeks to improve the way in which data is tagged, making its operation far more organic (or brain-like) than any typical system. By tagging data with contextual markers, it delivers users what they want, when they want it, without degrading opportunities to search for other data.
Origin was presented at the 2011 Microsoft Design Expo in Redmond, July as selected UW IxD project responding to the design challenge ‘Get Connected, Stay Connected’.
Quarter long project, DESIGN 483 WI2011 – Advance Projects in Interaction Design (Prof. Axel Roesler): Vu Chu (ID), Ben Mabry (ID), Nick Smith (IxD), Daniya Ulgen (IxD), and Jason Wong (ID)