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Talk at Carnegie Mellon August 11, 2006

Posted by reto wettach in Uncategorized.

Today I gave a talk at the CyLab at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh/USA. The topic of my talk was “Physical Interaction Design”. I was invited by Prof. Yang Cai, who is heading the Ambient Intelligence Lab within this department.

I am impressed by CMU, especially as the boarders of faculties seem to be quite open. My friend and host, Yang, for example was also teaching a art class. I also met Suguru Ishizaki, who is a typographie professor, now teaching full time in the English Department: as communication is more than words, they wanted to have a designer in this department. Furthermore I visited the Human Computer Interaction Institute (HCII), which has staff from all kind of faculties.

A podcast of my talk is available here.



1. Simon King - August 14, 2006

I attended your CMU talk last week and only now realize that I’ve already been reading your weblog. As a student in the Interaction Design masters program I was happy to see a discussion of physical interaction design. Physical prototyping and electronics hacking to make that possible isn’t something that the courses in the design department currently emphasize but I would like to learn more about it. I hope you had a good time in Pittsburgh.

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