icon : an exploration into learning across distances with a wearable device
Exploration into learning across distances with a wearable device
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Architecture. Program in Media Arts and Sciences.
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There are 7 billion people on this planet. Each one of us is a learner and a teacher. Collectively we hold the entire of humanity's knowledge and boundless compassion. We enrich our lives every single day by unknowingly learning and teaching small things to others. We have a plethora of tools to communicate at our disposal, tools that make it possible to learn and teach others. However these tools don't operate in our natural hands-on learning environments. They demand their own computational enclosures either on our desks, laps, palms or in front of our eyes. Moreover, they don't support a seamless transfer of intentions that can be achieved by an effective communication tool. This thesis proposes, documents and reflects on the creation a wearable shoulder-worn wearable communication device 'icon' and a set of tools 'iconHub' and 'iconView' that try to facilitate learning across distances between people, while offering a eyes-free and hands-free experience.
Thesis: S.M., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, School of Architecture and Planning, Program in Media Arts and Sciences, 2014.Cataloged from PDF version of thesis.Includes bibliographical references (pages 109-111).
DepartmentProgram in Media Arts and Sciences (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Architecture. Program in Media Arts and Sciences.