Matt Chairs Board of Examiners for CIID Graduation

Last week marked the conclusion of an action packed year at the Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design (CIID) where we had the privilege of teaching several courses and workshops. Having been a big part of this year’s graduating class, Matt was invited to serve as Chairman of the Board of Examiners for Final Projects; the board of examiners included Golan Levy from Carnegie Mellon and Mike Albers from the BBC. Twenty students demonstrated their incredible creativity, skill, and talent over the course of the three days of presentations and critiques.

Matt has been a visiting faculty member at CIID’s Interaction Design Program since their Pilot year, and this year spent thirty days teaching there with the fine full-timers at CIID, as well as our Director of Technology Brian Hinch, and Tellart’s good friends: Frog Design’s Fabio Sergio, Jack Schulze of BERG, and Timo Arnall. Topics of the courses included: Analog Introduction to IxDMobile Hacking, Design and Prototyping; Design Fiction and Filmmaking for Designers; and Designing Ecosystems. Matt and Timo mentored final projects, and Tellart also taught a one week Summer School course with Maia Garau on Intro to IxD and Service Design.

During the first week of classes students created 24×24 sticky note icon dyptichs: To friend, and to unfriend.

Martina Pagura’s final project tracking the ingredients of recipes in the kitchen with computer vision.

The excellent head of school Simona Maschi during the final examinations

Vinay Venkatraman, Golan Levy and David Gauthier tallying the results of the exams

Ishac Bertran’s amazing stop motion animation device for children won the Honors Prize

Gizem Boyacioglu made a tactile interactive game for the vision impaired and their friends

Ubiquitous computing project asked students to match sensors, users and contexts to invent new product/service ecosystems

Students presenting their information architecture projects during the Analog Intro to IxD course

The Tellart classic project “What is a switch” explores tangible user interfaces

During the Analog Intro to IxD course students quickly sketch-modeled mobile collaborative interactions between different handset types

During the Analog Intro to IxD course students quickly sketch-modeled mobile collaborative interactions between different handset types

Students during the first week of classes

iPhone/Pod hacking with Brian Hinch from Tellart: mobile tools for the Port-au-Prince hurricane disaster

Timo mentoring Pedro during the early weeks of his final project

Information exercise from the Summer School: Mapping relationships within social networks in 3d

Information exercise from the Summer School: Mapping relationships within social networks in 3d

Additional photos from the program can be seen here: http://www.flickr.com/groups/1235824@N23/pool/with/4961674709/

Homepage project by Mayo Nissen.