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Think about how you interact with your home currently. Maybe you come home from work and unlock your front door with a key to get in. Or maybe you press a button to open the garage and press it once more to close it once you pull in. You then flick a light switch on and may even settle in on your couch after grabbing the TV remote and pressing another button to turn it on. …


From the dawn of the Nintendo Wii, I’ve had the opportunity to interact with a number of non-touch gesture interfaces. At 7 years old, I held a Wii remote in my hand for the first time and got to experience a virtual interaction just by moving my body.

Although the Wii Remote had some touch features (i.e. you sometimes needed to press the buttons on the remote to accomplish certain tasks), a lot of games could be played simply by the movements of your arm, wrist, and body as you held the remote in hand — from swinging a tennis…


Something I’ve noticed personally, and in many college aged friends around me, is that we all struggle with finding enough time in the day for our school work, social life, and taking care of ourselves. One of these areas always seems to be unbalanced.

So often I see students dedicating all of their time to school work and studying that they forget to take care of themselves. At the same time, some students get so caught up in extracurriculars and their social lives that they don’t have enough time to dedicate to their education.

Not everyone has the time to…


Image courtesy of Writing for Designers

Is design art? And is art design? To the average person, design and art are probably considered synonymous. Both involve creative expression and sometimes by similar processes. But if you ask a designer, you may find that equating art and design is a great way to stir the pot and get some opinionated responses that pit art and design against each other. Some say that design is not art — design has to function. You’ll also hear that art is meant to provoke thoughts and emotion, but it doesn’t solve problems. …

Julia Padget

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