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Giants in the sky is a Tangible User Interface (TUI) that explores the role of mass and gravity in the life and death of exosolar systems. With the use of various tangibles with different physical attributes, this TUI aims to teach basic concepts of astronomy in science museums. These tangibles allow users to create and manipulate digital celestial objects in a sandbox simulation.
Modern sensor technology is beginning to allow for cost-effective deployment of air gesture interfaces in the vehicle. Unlike the current standard of direct touch, air gesture interfaces do not require that the driver takes their eyes off the road, especially when coupled with properly applied auditory or tactile feedback. While emerging systems like Apple Carplay and Android Auto support limited speech commands, the majority of tasks still require visually targeted touch interaction, which poses a safety hazard to drivers.
Seed is a sensor and electronics educational database developed for use at the Interactive Product Design Lab. The lab teaches designers electronic prototyping skills-- Seed assists in this mission by providing information on electronic components through an online database, physical RFID card library, and RFID sensing unit. Parts are categorized into 6 groups: logic, power, input, output, tools, and projects. When a student needs information about a component, they can select a card and place it on the RFID reader.

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App Lab

App Lab

Built for Success

A mobile computing "hackerspace."
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Location: TSRB 333

 
GVU Prototyping Lab

GVU Prototyping Lab

From Concept to Creation

A rapid prototyping "makerspace."
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Location: TSRB Basement

 
Usability Lab

Usability Lab

Testing Methods and Technology

An adaptable project testing space.

Location: TSRB 216