At DIS2012’s Demo Night, this Interactive Yoga Studio, designed and created by Monique Park and Antonio Gomes, caught my attention. There are pressure sensors embedded in the yoga mat and different yoga poses trigger different stages of a lotus flower forming on the screen in front of you. This is definitely an interesting way to get feedback on your yoga moves!
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Photos from my time in Newcastle upon Tyne and a day trip to Bath with my mum. You can check out more on my flickr sets London and Newcastle. The crazy silver building here, The Sage Gateshead, which is designed for musical performances, was largely funded by a software company called The Sage Group, hence the name.
at DIS 2012, the conference that I attended in June, I participated in a workshop on designing for wellbeing. on the second day of the workshop we had a brainstorming and prototyping session where we worked with Microsoft .NET gadgeteers and legos! i think that the legos were my favorite part…but the gadgeteers were pretty cool too. it’s an extremely visual prototyping tool which is great for designers and artists and the language is C# which I’ve never worked with before. being the newbie that I am to coding, I love learning about different (and easy) coding languages.
my group came up with ATMO (short for atmosphere), pictured above. i came up with the name. little know fact about me - I’m generally amazing at shortening words to make them names for products. ATMO responds to a temperature and light sensor and wakes you up gradually with a song based on the temperature and amount of light in your bedroom. our sleep cycles are so sensitive and it’s so nice to be woken up in a more natural way. ATMO is a delightful alternative to using your cell phone or obnoxious alarm clock. it also is a nice foundational idea with a lot of room for expansion in the realm of wellbeing and sleep cycles.
At Maker Faire in May, I presented my thesis project in the Wearable Tech Showcase. My lovely friend Diana Kim was my model and I am ever so grateful for her patience and elegance while I blabbered on about my work:) Also, thank you Mair Dundon, Alexa Smith, and Kristin Neidlinger for the opportunity to present!