Since I am about to finish graduate school, this blog will be transfered to the following address: I will keep posting interesting projects and news about design and interaction. 🙂 Aegis Hyposurface is an elastic architectural surface made up of small metal plates that are controlled pneumatically and react in real time to electronic stimuli from the environment (movement, sound, light, etc).
Driven by 896 pneumatic pistons, the dynamic ‘terrains’ are generated as real-time calculations.
The Aegis Hyposurface effectively links information systems with physical form to produce dynamically variable, tactile ‘informatic’ surfaces.
Aegis is perhaps the world’s first such dynamic screen.
I examined different design programs and compared them to the job market.
I wanted to identify an ideal curriculum that would best fit what businesses truly need. There’s no such thing as an interaction design degree.
Nearly all requested a bachelor’s degree and transcripts, while less than half required a résumé or an interview.
For final projects, it was pretty evenly split between those that used a thesis and those that used a capstone project.
Interestingly, four programs didn’t require either. I tallied all the individual courses they taught and found 391 unique course titles.
As with the program names, I optimized the names further, such as consolidating all the “prototyping” classes together.