Here is my final project for my Programming class. It’s a prototype of my original concept, which you can read about here (http://andrewhaskin.tumblr.com/post/13523141274/programming-for-interaction-class-final). To operate, you would select a nature-inspired theme via the selector dial on the right, and then push the ‘Print’ button to print the latest post to Instagram based on your selection.
Inside, you’ll find an Arduino, a rotary switch, a button, and wireless Polaroid ZINK printer. The Arduino is powered by the USB cable that connects to it, and feeds the signal of the button and switch to a computer. The computer then uses Processing to query Instagram for a search based on with you selected using the dial. When someone pushes the ‘Print’ button, Processing saves the image to a folder, which uses an Apple script (thanks Brendan Dawes, http://brendandawes.posterous.com/use-dropbox-to-print-to-a-pogo-from-an-iphone) to send the file wirelessly via Bluetooth to the printer, and that’s it!
Here's a slideshow I put together to represent my vision for digital wallpaper. It includes a surface that can be changed at will, that's animated and can glow, is interactive and aware of anything on it or around it, and will one day be haptic (changing its surface to mimic whatever is displayed upon it).
There is minimal text and no voiceover, so you'll have to use your imagination.
In the second half of the presentation, you'll meet Max, Max's new room with digital wallpaper, and Max's mom.
This was the final assignment for my IxD Studio 0 class. We were asked to come up with a product that allowed for mass customization.
Co-created this video mockup of an iPhone app called Urban Farmer with fellow design student Allison Leach. It was designed to promote obtaining food without packaging to reduce unnecessary waste. It notifies the user of nearby bulk food grocery stores and upcoming farmers' markets. If the user wishes to go a step further, the application provides them with a customized to do list to grow their own urban garden based on their location and available space. Reminders are sent, progress is kept, and a virtual version of their garden is created to share with others online.