Monthly Archives: September 2012

How Do You Want Your Computer?

By John Pickard, 2nd-Year MSID Student What sort of device would create  a better computer experience? That question is driving the first project in this semester’s MSID Interface Design Studio. Several intriguing answers have already been proposed: from larger, more … Continue reading

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Space Explorers: The Freshman Fin Model

Freshmen in the undergraduate program have just finished their first detailed three-dimensional exploration: The Fin Model. This project is all about locating key points along a contour in 3-dimensional space then linking them together with insightful observations and common sense … Continue reading

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Crossing Boundaries: The Monocle iPhone Bike Light

                  The PhilaU ID alums of Studio KMD are turning iPhones into bike lights with the launch of their new design. Monocle blurs the line between physical and digital products: the belt-mounted … Continue reading

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From Reaction Wheels to Laptop Charging

Students in the second year of the MID program continue to develop their capstone projects. From reaction wheels to laptop charging, here’s a sampling of the areas they’re working in: John Pickard is exploring the idea that everyone has the … Continue reading

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