Making Wireless Toys
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Level: Undergraduate, Graduate
Division: Parsons The New School for Design
School: School of Art, Media and Technology
Department: Design and Technology
Course Number: PGTE 5584
Course Format: Studio
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
Topics:
  • Design
  • Interactive Design
Description:
This is a hands-on wireless toy making class. We will look at, survey, play-test, and dissect mainstream and designer toys. The class will focus specifically on "interactive-plush toys" and "wireless tactile interfaces." We will work hands-on with basic electronics, as well as, designing, sewing, and stuffing soft toys. We will examine the core interaction principles prevalent in today's toy industry and digital culture. By making real stuffed-toys, students will deepen their understanding of physical interactivity which can enlighten real-space installations and physical aspects of DT projects in general. Experience with physical-computing and/or sewing and fashion-design recommended.
Course Open to: Degree Students with Restrictions
Course Pre/Co-requisites:
Open to: Masters degree in Design & Technology majors; non-majors with permission of program.