Author Archives: Ellen Yi-Luen Do

I/O Brush

I/O Brush is a new drawing tool to explore colors, textures, and movements found in everyday materials by “picking up” and drawing with them. I/O Brush looks like a regular physical paintbrush but has a small video camera with lights … Continue reading

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Cubelets – Modular Robotic Building Blocks By Andrew Liszewski LEGO and its MINDSTORMS and TECHNICS counterparts allow you to build an infinite number of robotic contraptions, but they do require some level of engineering and programming know-how to bring your … Continue reading

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3/2 Design Thinking and Sketching

Goldschmidt, G.: 1991, The dialectics of sketching, Creativity Research Journal, Vol. 4, Nov. 2, pp. 123-143 dialectics.pdf Schon, D. A, 1985, The Design Studio, RIBA, London. p 30-52 schon.pdf Suwa, M. and Tversky, B.: 1997, What do architects and students perceive in … Continue reading

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Durrell Bishop’s Marble Answering Machine

The Marble Answering Machine (by Durrell Bishop, student at the Royal College of Art, 1992) is a prototype telephone answering machine. Incoming voice messages are represented by marbles, the user can grasp and then drop to play the message or … Continue reading

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Hackers and Painters

May 2003 (This essay is derived from a guest lecture at Harvard, which incorporated an earlier talk at Northeastern.) When I finished grad school in computer science I went to art school to study painting. A lot of people seemed … Continue reading

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TEI 2011 Super Heros

Check it out – The Super Hero Design Challenge at TEI 2011 Edited episode – sponsored by LilyPad Arduino, hosted by Leah Beuchley at MIT Media Lab (I am glad to have started the Design Challenge idea for TEI and … Continue reading

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2/16 Creater’s Patterns

Readings Do, Ellen Yi-Luen and Mark D Gross, (2007) Environments for Creativity, a Lab for Making Things in Creativity and Cognition, 27-26, ACM SIGCHI paper (use ACM digital library connected from GT library site if you are off campus) try this … Continue reading

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