Usable Witchery

By mixing design, technology and cognitive-science, combined with studies and observations of user-experience and experiential usability. The following course attempts to address the way designers and artists, engineers and technologists, work together, and to propose a unified “creation” unit, as we reevaluate design flaws, towards…

Diffiti / Digital Graffiti

Imagine a typical first day of school at Naba University, Milan. You come in, slapping high-fives with your mates and start an intensive workshop for creating interactive digital graffiti (Diffiti), designing small computer games, and project your content all over the school walls. On other…

Summer-School In Bosa, Sardinia

During ten intensive days, students from Italy, Spain, China, Japan and Serbia meet and work together to learn new techniques and “out of the box” concepts, with the beautiful Sardinia sea and landscape in the background. Obsidian Networking was one of the Workshops hosted by…

TouchDown!

2007 – July – Florence – DIY game controllers workshop ITALIAN VERSION + WORKSHOP REGISTRATION 18.19.20 July 2007: Three extreme days to analyze, design and prototype alternative controllers for videogames. touchdown! is a BIP – building interactive playgrounds workshop. Games are played for no other…

Guitar looping

A USB footswitch controller for guitar on-the-fly looping.
This was Francesco Fraioli Dream

Homebrew Wii

Workshop / Interaction Design Venice During one intensive week students built their own Wii remote & designed original Wii mini-games, learning a bit of electronics, rapid prototyping and game interaction design in the process. See how they did it and build your own! The workshop…

InSide/OutSide London Zoo

Quickspace Slowtime Architectural association school of architecture – Summer school 2005 London Zoo[GP:LondonZoo] In a visible (and sometimes invisible) way, the time of the city and its inhabitants fluctuates. It goes faster, it goes slower, it enters different dimensions. What if such a city (or…

Tecno & Interaction Ivrea

A successful collaboration between Tecno and Interaction Design Institute Ivrea to improve the quality of working environments. A working desktop that transforms itself into an answering machine, a radio that changes stations by rolling over a surface, an egg-shaped scheduling device that changes working appointments…