‘INTERFACE’ Exhibition @ The Powerhouse Museum

'INTERFACE' Exhibition @ The Powerhouse Museum

If you get excited about how design bridges intent to output, you’ll enjoy looking at and thinking about the collection at INTERFACE as much as I did… The Sydney Powerhouse Museum’s INTERFACE exhibition has curated a collection of devices and objects that provide a physical, mental or conceptual bridge between the output of a tool […]

List of academic papers with vague relation to UX Design

List of academic papers with vague relation to UX Design

I pulled this list of papers (and books) whilst reading “Universal Principle of Design” by William Lidwell. The following seemed interesting from a design perspective, and from those that I’ve found access to and read they’ve yet to be boring: “Categorization  of Action Slips” by Donald A. Norman “All That Glitters: A Review of Psychological […]

Book Review: Arduino Home Automation Projects

Book Review: Arduino Home Automation Projects

Arduino Home Automation Projects is a practical step-by-step guide to entering into the world of ‘DIY Home Automation’. The benefits of a DIY Arduino based approach to automation that this book puts forth are those of a vastly reduced expense as compared to a commercial fit-out, more control through understanding and an endlesslessly customisable solution. […]

Synaesynth @ The Bella Union, Melbourne

Synaesynth @ The Bella Union, Melbourne

I was kindly invited to bring along my interactive colour to sound conversion instrument to “Good Times Forever Again”, a night which originated in Sydney and later made it’s way to (the welcoming open arms of) Melbourne. The talent there was amazing, each band had a unique and well-explored sound, the entire night was set […]

Book Review: Internet of Things with Arduino Yun

Book Review: Internet of Things with Arduino Yun

Internet of Things with the Arduino Yun is a well-paced practical introduction to creating and exploring DIY smart devices. Or, as the book phrases it; “projects to help you build a world of smarter things”. Each example project explores a specific real-world scenario similar to that of existing applications of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies […]

EnviS wins at the 2014 iAwards (Vic)

EnviS wins at the 2014 iAwards (Vic)

I went to the iAwards night alongside the other talented members of a project I worked on called EnviS. The project won the post-graduate category, which was a great honour for me and I’m really glad to see the hard work put into the project given recognition. I’m excited to see what opportunities await our […]

AIIA ICT Industry Night

AIIA ICT Industry Night

Last night I went to the AIIA Industry Night at RMIT Storey Hall to help present a Computer Science project I was involved with on the Product Development side. Coming from an Industrial Design background I was impressed with how well the school of Computer Science & IT directly engages with industry players, I met […]

Using Xbee with Arduino Yún

Using Xbee with Arduino Yún

Came across an issue today when upgrading a project I’m currently working on to make use of an Xbee + Arduino Yún stack instead of an Xbee + Arduino Uno stack and found that the solution wasn’t very apparent online. I thought I’d post a short writeup here. Special thanks to Bo for solving this […]

Design Play Cards at National Gallery of Victoria

Design Play Cards at National Gallery of Victoria

The Design Play Cards are going to be exhibited in the NGV as part of the #melbournenow exhibition, which runs from November 22, 2013 up until March 23, 2014. Melbourne Now celebrates the latest art, architecture, design, performance and cultural practice to reflect the complex cultural landscape of creative Melbourne. This ambitious and far-reaching exhibition […]

How to send multiple variables from Processing to Arduino

How to send multiple variables from Processing to Arduino

I wanted to be able to send a set of 4 integers to an Arduino from a Processing application that I am working on, I also wanted to be able to prefix the set with a tag, so that I could deal with different sets of integers in specific ways, for specific purposes. For instance, […]

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