It’s all in your mind.

On October 12th around 2am my nephew and I were playing video games at home. This kid is pretty good and I was so focused on not letting him beat me. I heard a strange noise from my bedroom window so i grabbed my gun and slowly walked over to investigate the noise. Within a…

Family Matters

I communicate with my immediate family often. I try to reach out by phone, text, email or social media every few days or every day if possible. Family support typically provides essential needs in our lives from love, security, a sense of belonging and so much more. Usually, It’s the acceptance of our first social…

heartBeats — Final

  Background I decided on using the anatomical heart over the traditional heart symbol as the core visual of my project because the human heart has  personal vulnerabilities and significance for me. Although I am uncomfortable  with the human heart, It’s still a fascinating human organ; you lead from the heart, give from the kindness…

But what do you feel….

User testing results: User testing was beneficial and extremely insightful; I was able to understand how people reacted to my instrument and the ideas surrounding how they expected it to work; I received critical feedback that I never considered in the development and design stages of heartBeats. I wrote instructions and asked people to read…

Quant Self Intervention

Link to assignment brief  I love technology, to do lists, and task management apps. I couldn’t think about life without them.  Imagine a world without Google maps?  What if Google calendar didn’t remind you of your favorite cousins birthday or other important events? Honestly, I love lists and task tracking apps but I still can’t…

The Road to Fitness – Self Discovery

SELF DISCOVERY I decided to keep it simple for my Self Discovery project and focus solely on my workout routine. The goal was to lose at least 2 pounds a week for the duration of the project, documenting my workouts and mood. I was mentally ready on April 1st but, wasn’t physically ready until April…

Heartbreaks and 808’s

This week didn’t go as planned at all. I purchased a few new props to install the Teensy (older prototype destroyed) but continued to run into issues securing the conductive rubber cord stretch sensors. The stretch sensor became my focal point of interest for this project. During my idea and project brainstorming phase, I remembered…

Heart Project

This week I ran into a lot of challenges with my conductive rubber cord stretch sensors. I used a heart plush prototype to test the resistance of an FSR sensor and hot glue/cyanoacrylate glue to mend the rubber to the fabric “valves”. Initially, this worked well but the jumper cables began to snap with medium force….

Data Selfie App – Snow Day

Drawing Connections I compiled a bunch of selfies during the week using Joey’s selfie app starter code. In the    beginning, it was fairly simple, and I eagerly took many selfies, as planned daily. However, after the third day, I either totally forgot or the task became monotonous. I don’t take selfies regularly so I…