A couple of us will be presenting at Puget Sound SIGCHI tonight to discuss the role of making in the way we think about and approach new ideas. Detailed information can be found on the event page; here’s a summary of what we’ll be talking about:
The resulting pool of open source software and creative commons media can be used to quickly create dynamic functional prototypes, often faster and richer than ideas jotted down in a notebook.
And if you’re attending and want to follow along with our examples, here’s some helpful links.
- UI Bump Test, works on small devices in the browser.
- DIY Soft Touchscreen Stylus
- Links to the Processing and Arduino download pages.
- A very simple Processing example, and the code we used to parse data from Arduino over XBee/Serial.
- Sparkfun, a great place to get prototyping hardware.
- Tweak Processing Tool