Due 8:30am on Monday 1/22

Your homework for Monday has two parts:

1) (~30 minutes) Please read Rose Eisma, et al. “Mutual inspiration in the development of new technology for older people.” Proceedings of Include. Vol. 7. 2003. A copy of the PDF is in “Files” in Canvas, and it’s also available online here: http://projects.computing.dundee.ac.uk/utopia/publications/Include2003Eisma.pdf

Then, use the Canvas submission attached to this assignment to respond to this prompt in a paragraph:

Eisma et al. discuss ways of building rapport between elderly people who aren’t so familiar with technology and younger researchers who are. We will be having exactly this sort of conversation with a group of people in a matter of weeks. Distill and share a few “best practices,” based on your own intuition/experience as well as what you learned in the article, which the class should keep in mind as we’re preparing to meet with our elderly design clients for the first time.

2) (~20 minutes) Find an example of an Arduino-based project that’s interesting, intriguing, or surprising to you. Make a small WordPress post on the class site (https://courses.ideate.cmu.edu/60-223/s2018/work), including a picture or two, perhaps an embedded video, as well as a short bit of narrative description. The title of your post should be “Example: Name of the Project You Found.” I made a sample post here: https://courses.ideate.cmu.edu/60-223/s2018/work/2018/01/17/tide-tank-project/

There are about twenty gazillion Arduino projects out there in the world, but if you’re somehow having trouble finding them, here’s the entire category in Instructables: http://www.instructables.com/technology/arduino/, and here’s the forum on the main Arduino site where people share their projects: https://create.arduino.cc/projecthub.

As noted, both halves of this assignment are due at 8:30am on Monday 1/22, so that I can review your submission before class.

Questions? Let me know!