CMU School of Design Video of the Week

  1. In this project, students developed kinetic visualizers that recorded movement and created “art.” Using simple motors and controls, these kinetic objects communicated temporality and permanence through their movement, behavior, and action – leaving behind a visual record that is both an abstraction of the movement and beautiful.

    Linda Dong created this interactive apparatus to demonstrate stalactite formation using melted wax on plaster molds as part of Mark Baskinger's Kinetic Visualization Project.

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  2. What happens in a 24-hour time span? Students were free to take any approach they wished, focusing on a topic that intrigued them and yielded compelling information. Once a message was formed, giving shape to that message with appropriate words, images, sound, and motion was the final step to this project from the course, Time Motion & Communication. Professor Dan Boyarski was the instructor.

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  3. This one week project introduced themes related to the aesthetics of simple tangible interaction. Using a found material, students created artifacts that people feel compelled to pick up with their hands and keep in motion. Students also explored materials that “wear-in” rather than “wear-out” to emphasize the evidence of interaction.Each student also created a short video to depict the qualities of interaction. Ethan's video describes not only how one interacts with the object, but poetically documents the fabrication process.

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  4. How do you visualize rhythm? Each student in the course, Time Motion & Communication, selected a piece of music and started by listening to it over and over, while making marks that corresponded to what they heard. These became a storyboard, then digital sketches pieced together to represent their impression of the musical piece. This was a three-week project using After Effects. Professor Dan Boyarski, instructor.

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  5. Priscilla Mok's, award-winning submission for Interaction 12's Design the Future of News Student Design Challenge!

    Priscilla, a first-year Interaction Design master’s student, was selected to participate in the final round of the competition in Dublin, Ireland, after creating this short video that expressed her ideas about—among other things—‘actionable’ news. The competition was sponsored by Thomson Reuters, and asked design students from around the world to envision ‘the future of news.

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