Sense your heart

December 27th, 2013 No comments

by Alexander van Dam and rick de Visser, a result of the Master module “Sense your heart”.

2013-AlexanderAndRick-SenseYourHeart report In this report we discuss our process of creating an application for a PPG heart sensor. The PPG heart sensor is based on an arduino board and self build as part of the module. From here one we did a short design iteration of two days in which we created a game as the application, made two working prototypes with a second arduino, tested them in game play and made some small adjustments to improve the game.

A. VAN DAM, and R. DE VISSER, Sense your Heart, M12 Report, Department of Industrial Design, Eindhoven University of Technology, 2013.
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Semantic Connections: Explorations, theory and a framework for design

December 25th, 2013 No comments

by Bram van der Vlist

thesis_Van_der_Vlist_2013This thesis approaches the issue of interoperability between devices and services in thehome f rom a design perspective. It builds on the fundamental idea of ubiquitous computing; that the majority of our products and devices will be able to interconnect and interoperate. This tenet faces designers with a challenge: to create meaningful interactions for users to deal with the complexity of the ecosystem of interoperating devices they function in.

When moving away from interaction with a single product towards interaction with a system of products, designers need to nd ways to communicate the relationships between the products and the larger system they are part of. Additionally, designers are challenged to communicate the possibilities of new, emergent functionalities, that emerge when products are being interconnected. This paradigm shift changes the way action and function are coupled and spatially distributes user interaction.

B. van der Vlist, Semantic Connections: Explorations, theory and a framework for design, PhD Thesis, Department of Industrial Design, Einhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, 2013.
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How to do PhD at TU/e

November 23rd, 2013 No comments

Invited talk for CSC-TU/e PhDs on 22 Nov 2013.

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CSC-TU/e Scholarship 2014: PhD in “Creating intelligent systems, products and related services in a societal context”

November 2nd, 2013 No comments

Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) has an agreement with the China Scholarship Council (CSC), which enables excellent Chinese students to finish their PhD degrees at TU/e with a 4-year scholarship from the CSC. Students from all Chinese universities are eligible for this program.

(Latest version of this document is available online: http://wiki.id.tue.nl/CSC )

The department of Industrial Design (ID) of the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) is located in a highly industrialized region, known as ‘Brainport’. This region is internationally recognized as a top technology area with a special focus on the integration of design and technology. The department was established in close collaboration with the technological industry, and, because of this, focuses its research on the Design of Intelligent Systems, Products and related Services in a societal context. With these intelligent systems it aims at offering new, breakthrough possibilities leading to societal transformations.

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DeSForM 2013 Proceedings Available Online

October 2nd, 2013 No comments

The digital version of the conference proceedings is finalized. Click on the cover below to download [PDF, 7M].

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Bibliographic data:

Chen, L.-L., T. Djajadiningrat, L. Feijs, S. Fraser, J. Hu, S. Kyffin and D. Steffen, Eds. (2013). Design and semantics of form and movement. 8th International Conference on Design and Semantics of Form and Movement (DeSForM 2013). ISBN 978-90-386-3462-3,  Wuxi, Philips. [bibtex][EndNote]

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DeSForM: Call for Papers and Demos

May 2nd, 2013 No comments

8th International Conference on Design and Semantics of Form and Movement

Sept 22-25, 2013 , Wuxi, China
Full paper submission deadline: July 9, 2013 (extended)
Demo proposal submission deadline: July 9, 2013

Please check out the latest version of this CFP on the conference website: http://desform2013.id.tue.nl/call-for-papers/

Instructions for submission:  http://desform2013.id.tue.nl/submission/

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CSC-TU/e Scholarship: PhD in “Creating intelligent systems, products and related services in a societal context”

March 16th, 2013 No comments

Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) has an agreement with the China Scholarship Council (CSC), which enables excellent Chinese candidates to pursue their PhD degrees at TU/e with a 4-year scholarship from the CSC.  

The department of Industrial Design (ID) of the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) is located in a highly industrialized region, known as ‘Brainport’. This region is internationally recognized as a top technology area with a special focus on the integration of design and technology. The department was established in close collaboration with the technological industry, and, because of this, focuses its research on the Design of Intelligent Systems, Products and related Services in a social context. With these intelligent systems it aims at offering new, breakthrough possibilities leading to societal transformations.

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OutlookAttachView: a life saver

January 21st, 2013 No comments

Are you annoyed by those emails coming with huge attachments? Are you often running out the inbox space? Even frequent archiving does not help? OutlookAttachView is the life saver. “OutlookAttachView scans all messages stored in your Outlook, and displays the list of all attached files that it finds. You can easily select one or more attachments and save all of them into the desired folder, as well as you can delete unwanted large attachments that take too much disk space in your mailbox. You can also save the list of attachments into xml/html/text/csv file.”

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Interesting Lecture – The Impact of Social Computing: Challenges and Opportunities for Europe

January 20th, 2013 No comments

by Yves Punie.

http://videolectures.net/forum2010_punie_tisc/

“Apart from the unexpected and impressive growth of social computing applications there are two fundamental aspects of SC that are expected to lead to major impacts on society and the economy: (1) the fact that users are taking the lead in the way products and services are shaped and used, leading to user empowerment and to users taking up taking up new roles in the digital society and economy and (2) the trend towards peer-produced resources and towards harnessing collective knowledge whereby the sum of the shared contributions from people are providing more added value than could be produced by groups, networks or communities that are small, closed and inwards-looking.

Social Computing poses the risk of a new ‘digital divide’, as new applications and technologies arise and people need to learn the critical skills and knowledge about information accuracy, reliability, quality of content. Major threats related to security, safety and privacy are also emerging, either new or more threatening than before.

If well managed however, social computing can have an important positive impact on the key challenges the EU is facing for 2020 and lead to increases in public service quality and democratic governance and business productivity.”

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Socialize or Perish: Relating Social Behavior at a Scientific Conference to Publication Citations

January 9th, 2013 No comments

Scientific progress depends on communication and exchange of ideas. Among others, scientific conferences are considered to be the primary venues for connecting with fellow scientists. Would those who are more active in the conference have more impact in terms of the citations today? In this paper we present an analysis of human behavioral data collected at a scientific conference by means of SpotMe devices distributed to the participants. These handheld devices allow conference participants to connect to others, receive alert once others are in the proximity, and to send messages. We complement the behavioral data gathered at the conference with measures of scientific productivity over nine years following the conference, and draw conclusion out of this joint data set. It is confirmed that social activity during the conference is significantly correlated with citation counts for full papers.

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M. Funk, J. Hu, and M. Rauterberg, “Socialize or Perish: Relating Social Behavior at a Scientific Conference to Publication Citations,” in ASE International Conference on Social Informatics (SocialInformatics 2012), Washington D.C. USA, 2012, pp. 113-120.
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DOI: 10.1109/SocialInformatics.2012.48