Friday, October 30, 2009
Week 3 at MIcrosoft Research Asia
Tried out EMS for a game idea that involves 'in your body' activities. Seems suitable for synchronizing distributed (individual) muscle activities.
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Week 2 at Microsoft Research Asia
I've given a talk about Exertion, on the same day as Desney Tan's talk, which made me think that our work has a lot in common: we are both very interested in a close link between technology and the body, which tries to enhance the bodily action, rather than enabling a reflection on it afterwards, which is more James Landay's work. (I think they can be nicely combined). I call it 'in your face computing', it is on an extreme end of the 'hidden in objects' approach of Weisner's ubiquitous computing.
Also tried to structure design themes: maybe themes are framed based on a lens on Exertion Games depending whether you see them as "exertion play", "socially mediated play" and "rule-based play", similar to what Salen and Zimmerman do to understand games, they also see them from different angles to understand them as a whole (, without infererring that these aspects can be investigated independantly).
Currently still juggling 2 game ideas, need to refine one or combine both.
Friday, October 16, 2009
First week at Microsoft Research Asia
Worked on four project ideas so far, will narrow them down based on what technologically possible next week.
Will also give talk to local and US HCI people next week.
Friday, October 9, 2009
Microsoft Research Asia
(Also, I just found that Jane McGonigal did this wonderful blog of writing her favorite sentence for every day of thesis writing, I might do the same :-) http://bestsentence.blogspot.com/
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