Thursday September 7, 2017

Question: Are we creating sketches or prototypes?

We reference again What do Prototypes Prototype by Houde and Hill

Bi-focal Display explained:

Please bring in your 9 precedents for class next week. Also make sure you have your three prototypes (implementation/role/look and feel) And… bring in a “wizard of oz” prototype that brings all of these together.


Youtube has some great videos showing “Wizard of Oz” prototypes in action. You can start here: to see what other people have done. (Follow the suggested videos.) You can see there is a lot of variety in terms of resolution and intent of protoype as well as type of props used.

Here is a google books link to Sketching User Experiences where Bill Buxton illustrates how to build a sketch of the bi-focal display:

Maywa Denki videos:

Knockman Family Toys:

What would Feminist Data Visualization Look Like?, Catherine D’Ignazio

Ars Electronica Exhibition, Feminist Climate Change: Beyond the Binary


Katherine Moriwaki is Assistant Professor of Media Design and Director of the MFA Design + Technology, School of Art, Media and Technology, at Parsons the New School for Design.

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