The thing without a name

When you work on something so much that the emotion derived from the failure or success of any part of the process is the same — and you wish you didn’t name it initially — or place meaning to it. ‘Cause it doesn’t seem that exciting or meaningful anymore. It now becomes the thing without a name. Continue reading The thing without a name

User Test – Sing Song


Questions I aim to test for:

  • Are the words too confusing?
  • Do I need to play recordings of the words to the user before asking them to participate?
  • Are the controls immediately understandable to a new user?
  • Is the user able to successfully operate the interface?
  • Is the user interested?
  • How long is the user interested in engaging in the activity?
  • Does the user repeat an action?

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PComp Midterm Project

After walking past my neighbor’s door and hearing him hacking up a lung, no doubt due to his chain smoking, I decided that I would attempt to construct a device that would give readings on the presence of second hand smoke — in MY apartment. For some time the smoke from next door was coming into my home. The landlord inspected and in a letter said he didn’t see smoke (a testament of the BS I deal with). If the need arises I want to be able to show him data that supports my claims. Continue reading PComp Midterm Project