Matt and Brian Teach Mobile Hacking Course at Umeå Institue of Design
January 21, 2011
A few weeks ago Matt and Brian taught a 5-day workshop for interaction designers on mobile hacking as part of the ongoing Experience Prototyping Course at the Umea Institute of Design. Matt and Brian structured the course around telepresent, non-verbal, communication methods between a mobile device and household appliances as a means of interacting with a pet left behind in the home. The student projects incorporated many of the input devices on mobile handsets including multitouch screens, microphones, accelerometers, and speakers as well as custom gestural and graphical user interfaces for the handsets programed to wirelessly control applications running on a computer and sending and receiving control to and from an Arduino.
The final projects from the course were great and we look forward to following these students as they progress through the program.