Tandon Inventors Present Human-Centered Designs at Fall Prototyping Fund Showcase

“We’re developing assistive tech for our client, who is hearing impaired,” explained Krizia Fernando, inventor of the Visual Doorbell, on display at the NYU Prototyping Fund Showcase for the Fall 2018 semester. “She told us she asks people to text her if they’re coming over, hours in advance, because she’s never prepared when people stop by.” Knowing their client needed a notification system that was not based on sound, Fernando’s team, which includes Tandon and Steinhardt grad…

Making the MakerSpace Even More Interactive

A Trio of Design “Interventions” Engages Students in New Ways. On any given visit, the word that comes to mind is “bustling,” with students busily 3D-printing various projects, skillfully deploying laser cutters, or even simply working on class assignments or chatting. While there is a growing body of research on academic makerspaces like the one at Tandon, it has been hard for researchers to gain a meaningful understanding of the ways in which people use…

Make, Learn from Users, Iterate and Reframe: Themes from the Prototyping Fund Showcase.

“There are a lot of things to be worried about these days, but if you focus on trying to create new things, your curiosity can outgrow your fear.” David Delgado, a visual strategist at NASA’s JPL On the morning of Thursday, December 6, the MakerSpace EventSpace bustled with energy and ideas. Curiosity was definitely at the party as students from across the University presented their creations from the Fall2018 Prototyping Fund. Projects ranged from 3D…

Amazon Alexa, Twitch & Microsoft Hackathons for Students

Here are three great Hackathons for students! Not only can students learn & refine skills, but they also have an opportunity to win cash, promotion and even speaking opportunities! Alexa Skills Challenge: MultimodalBuild (or update) Alexa skills using Alexa Presentation Language (APL) that leverages the screen on one of the following devices: Fire TV, Echo Show, Echo Spot, and Fire Tablets.– Prizes: Up to $150,000 in cash and prizes– Deadline: January 22, 2019– Learn more…