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  • Yury Gitman 5:19 pm on March 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply  

    Material Connexion & interrupting code 

    Hey All,

    I know some of you are familiar with this resource already, but check out Material Connexion, a database of all sorts of materials, for ideas and sources for various products you can use to create projects. You can access it here.

    Also, I think that the goto function works reasonably well but sometimes unpredictably to disrupt code, but i found this function to cut off a loop immediately in the advent of a button press: attachInterrupt
  • Yury Gitman 9:04 am on March 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply  

    Ira – User Scenarios 

    1. Katy is 27 years old, she lives in New York and works as art director in an advertising company.

    As an art director Katy's friends always expect from her to be a unique and creative, especially when it's coming to getting a present from her. Katy is looking for a birthday present for her friend Monica. Katy knows Monica well, and she remembered that Monica was complaining lately that she has problems to fall asleep.

    The "counting sheep" night lamp is a great solution for a present for Monica! It is a unique , decorative night lamp and it will help Monica with her problem to fall asleep.

    2. Rita is 38 years old and she works till 8pm every day. Rita has a 9 years old daughter Maggy. It takes to Maggy a very long time to fall asleep and Rita has to seat with her for a very long time, since Maggy afraid of the dark but she cant fall asleep with the lights on. Rita stays with her for hours in the dark room and has no time to her own stuff.

    Rita got the "counting sheep" night lamp which provides a soft light in Maggy's room, helps her to relax and fall asleep faster. Rita now can just give Maggy a good night kiss and do her own stuff.

    3. Rob is a single 25 years old man. He just moved to his new appartment. Rob cares a lot about the design of his new appartment and trys to give it a uniqe and relaxing style.

    Rob got the "counting sheep" night lamp. Its design fits to his bedroom style and provides a relaxing soft light while he goes to sleep. Rob likes to change ocasionaly the appearance of his bedroom and he glad that he can use the  "counting sheep" night lamp in different locaion and positions each time.

    User Testing Feedback

     I choose to test  the last iteration of my prototype:


    The feedback:
    – It's very pretty
    – fancy
    – maybe it should be made of fabric
    – pyjamas style fabric
    – It is something that I will put on my bedroom shelf
    – I will buy it as a present to a friend, like gadget thing
    – maybe it can be folded in different ways if I want it to
    – I didn't see that it sheep shape I thought that it is a cloud
    – very relaxing
    – I like the black color
    – if I will need to choose between an organic kind color and the black I will prefer the black.
    – Can I change the lights mode?
    – I like the paper idea
    – can it be made of more then 4 parts?

    ** An interesting observation: most of the tested users didn't try to play with it or to hold it, they automatically tried to put it on a flat surface, like a shelf or a desk, they tried to find their preferable static shape of it.


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