2010 SCHEDULE

NYU Abu Dhabi
Engineering Foundation Course 1a – Laboratory
Detailed Schedule

Time Activity

Thursday 4 November (13:00 – 18:00; 5 hrs)

13:00 Intro to lab leaders, intro to lab, brief agenda, split into random groups of 3 or 4
13:15 Reveal the challenge & brief, constraints & requirements, Q&A
13:30 Presentation on earlier work in ambient media / physical interfaces
13:45 Hands-on electronics session 1
14:00
14:15
14:30
14:45
15:00
15:15 BREAK
15:30 Hands-on electronics session 2
15:45
16:00
16:15
16:30
16:45
17:00 BREAK
17:15 Rapid brainstorming & idea generation techniques – researching the client, capturing images/sounds (homework)
17:30 Group work period for brainstorming, doing internet-based research, documenting a few ideas, continue overnight
17:45
18:00 END

Friday 5 November (10:00 – 18:00; 8 hrs)

10:00 Student brief presentations on overnight research & inspiration gathering, a couple initial ideas, peer feedback
10:15
10:30
10:45 More earlier work – physical interfaces to twittering ?
11:00 Hands-on electronics session 3
11:15
11:30
11:45
12:00 LUNCH
12:15 LUNCH
12:30 LUNCH
12:45 LUNCH
13:00 Hands-on electronics session 4
13:15
13:30
13:45
14:00
14:15
14:30 BREAK
14:45 Hands-on electronics session 5
15:00
15:15
15:30
15:45
16:00
16:15
16:30 BREAK
16:45 Rapid concept development techniques – sketching, storyboarding, making a compelling value proposition
17:00 Open working/planning time to decide on final idea, concept development, continue overnight
17:15
17:30
17:45
18:00 END – homework:

Saturday 6 November (10:00 – 18:00; 8 hrs)

10:00 Student brief presentations on chosen idea: sketches & storyboards, work plan, goals for today, peer critique
10:15
10:30
10:45
11:00
11:15
11:30 Going beyond the electronics – rapid physical prototyping techniques – palette of tools & materials available ?
11:45 Or any electronics / Processing catch-up
12:00 LUNCH
12:15 LUNCH
12:30 LUNCH
12:45 LUNCH
13:00 Open work time, we are present to guide and assist, tutorials on specific topics as needed?
13:15 This day is dedicated mainly to refining the electronics and behaviors to support the idea, not physical finishing
13:30 Students may need to get more physical materials in order to refine the finishing.
13:45 This can happen during the following 4 days on their own and in the next lab session.
14:00
14:15
14:30
14:45
15:00
15:15
15:30
15:45
16:00
16:15
16:30
16:45
17:00
17:15 Start bringing work to a checkpoint, make a plan for the 4 days ahead, where do you want to be.
17:30 Discuss requirements for final presentations, techniques that could be used
17:45
18:00 END

4 days free until next session

Thursday 11 November (13:00 – 18:00; 5 hrs)

13:00 Open work time, preparation of presentations
13:15
13:30
13:45
14:00
14:15
14:30
14:45
15:00
15:15
15:30
15:45 BREAK
16:00 Practice presentations ?
16:15
16:30
16:45
17:00
17:15
17:30
17:45 Determine order of presentations tomorrow – random draw
18:00 END

Friday 12 November (10:00 – 13:00; 3 hrs)

10:00 Last minute debugging of prototypes, prep of presentations
10:15
10:30
10:45
11:00 Intro to panel, final presentations begin (5 minutes each, plus 5 minutes Q&A)
11:15
11:30
11:45
12:00
12:15 Presentations end, jury deliberation
12:30
12:45 Awards ?
13:00 END

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