Phillip Retuta: Thesis // Synthesis



Prototypes Archive

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    Presentation: The Technical Module (Midterm).

    I had to speed through my presentation for the sake of time, and I know I forgot to say a lot of the things I had prepared. Feel free to download the PowerPoint and peruse through the notes. Download the .PPTX (about 12MB)

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    Presentation: The Conceptual Module.

    Here is the Prezi of my Conceptual Module. (WARNING, YOU MUST USE SAFARI TO SEE)

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    Conceptual Module: User Observation of Facebook Addiction.

    During my Max/MSP class, I observed Alex — a notorious user of Facebook — for 2.5 hours. She checked Facebook constantly instead of paying attention in class. According to her, it is boredom that drives her to frequently check the internet.

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    Bobby Lin’s Thesis Project.

    Thanks, Bobby. I’m a star now.

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    Side Project: Parsons Trading Cards: Series 2.

    As a side project to keep myself busy and constantly creating, I’ve decided to create Series 2 of my first prototype:

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    Design Brief #2.

    The Conceptual Module: Prototyping to Understand the Psychological and Social Milieus of the User. Thesis Statement: Ultimately, my end-goal is to break the wall of physical anonymity between the computer interface and living interaction, integrate the technological and the human-organic, and reveal the human face...

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    Kunal’s Thesis Survival Guide.

    Via Chris Choi/Ann Marie Kuo.

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    Prototyping: Back of the Cards.

    I’ve begun work on the back of the cards, which displays the data I’ve gathered from my surveys and research. Some design decisions of note: -The Semacode Tag leads the viewer to the person’s Facebook Profile. At first, I wanted it to link to the...

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    Prototyping: Cutting!

    I printed over 100 cards (just the front so far), and I’ve started to cut them.

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    Prototyping: Series 1 of the Parsons Trading Cards.

    Since this will most likely be an ongoing project, I decided to use my studio class as my first user group (as well as a few other DT students). Here are the first 23 cards, based off superhero names they provided in the survey and...

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