This site documents chapter 1, the "Making" process, in my current research project.
It demonstrates my study and implementation of IoT, AI, physical computing, coding, 3D printing, and fabrication in the design process.
The Project Summary
Chapter 1: Digital Making + UI
During my sabbatical in 2017, I developed a futuristic concept of an IoT platform for HVAC systems. My work involved building a scaled prototype that integrated kinetic movements to test hypotheses around air turbulence. For this IoT platform design prototype, robotics were utilized to simulate the responsiveness. To achieve my vision of a B2B business model for the concept, more economically efficient solutions will be necessary to commercialize the platform.
Chapter 2: Critical Thinking + UX
Upon completion of this prototype in 2018, I began expanding the concept with user-centric and holistic approaches. I am currently investigating the relationship between human emotions and the perception of AI in our living environment. I will further explore ideas in art and science, ambient technologies and sensory experiences by incorporating elements of energy (light, color, sound) along with origami and air turbulence. The goal is to create a responsive user environment that will raise awareness of AI and facilitate a peaceful co-existence between humanity and emerging ubiquitous computing technology.
To test the concept and express the emotional connections through interactions, I plan to build a full-scale prototype as an exhibition where people can experience a non-invasive and friendly AI.
Physical computing developmentshort video clips
Part design + Iterations
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