Week 12: Assignment for the class

The “readings” for this week consist of 1 article, pick one from the following, rest are optional:

Prepare a 3 minute simple presentation with overall thoughts on the topics we covered in this class, and optionally which use cases you find most convincing or most problematic, what ethics concerns you have related to augmentation technologies, what usability and experience concerns you have, what future directions you can imagine, and more. Our goal is to have a lot of group discussion and so we suggest that in this presentation, you include 1 or 2 questions for the class to discuss.

PROJECT UPDATE : December 8th, we will hold final project presentations which we plan to open up to the Media Lab community. If you have any concerns about that please let us know. You will have 12 mins for groups of 3, 9 mins for groups of 2, and 6 mins for individuals followed by 5 mins of Q&A between each presentation.

By Sunday December 12th we will need the final write up for your projects. You can find some examples of project write ups from previous years here. Please use this format for your papers.

Week 10: Assignment due Tuesday Nov 9nd, 2021 12 noon

The “readings” for this week consist of a video.

We have listed some optional readings for inspiration as well. Please watch the required ones and submit ½ page with some reflections on what you learned/found interesting in this form.

PROJECT UPDATE : Update the slides about the progress and plan for next week in this document along with things you need help with(if any). 

Week 9: Assignment due Tuesday Nov 2nd, 2021 12 noon

The “readings” for this week consist of 2 articles and 1 video.

We have listed some optional readings for inspiration as well. Please watch/read the required ones and submit ½ page with some reflections on what you learned/found interesting in this form.

PROJECT UPDATE : Create 1 or 2 slides about the updates on the progress and plan for next week in this document along with things you need help with(if any).

Week 8: Assignment due Tuesday October 26th, 2021 12 noon

The “readings” for this week consist of 2 articles.

We have listed some optional readings for inspiration as well. Please watch/read the required ones and submit ½ page with some reflections on what you learned/found interesting in this form.

PROJECT UPDATE : Each team please revise your project according to the feedback and submit a 1-2 page document in this folder with the following points:

  • Provide a summary of the project. Make scope and focus more precise and doable within the given time frame of 7 weeks. Remember you have to be able to implement it!
    • Identify your concrete aim, steps and deliverables for the scope of the class (final project presentation will be on Dec 8). 
    • State how you will achieve the aim – what methods, techniques, programs, and technologies. 
    • Identify the deliverables as either a novel system, experience, or study
  • List of equipment you need help procuring 
  • Timeline (Milestones & Steps)

Contact us if you need input or feedback before you submit this

Week 6: Assignment due Tuesday October 12th, 2021 12 noon

The “readings” for this week consist of 2 videos and 1 article.

We have listed some optional readings for inspiration as well. Please watch/read the required ones and submit ½ page with some reflections on what you learned/found interesting in this form.

Similar to last week, create one slide with your idea for a system that could augment our senses in this document. This can be high level and does not necessarily have to be realizable with today’s technologies.

PROJECT UPDATE : Each team please fill out this form mentioning your project title and the team members for project proposal presentations on Oct 20. The proposal presentations would cover questions such as – What is the motivation? Who do you intend to help with what? What is the core idea of the proposed solution? How could the system be realized? What is some related work and relevant background research?. The proposals could either be totally new or be developed based on your design exercise submissions that are potentially realizable in the end. Feel free to email either of the TA’s to set up meeting times if you need help with proposal’s discussion/implementation.

 

Week 5: Assignment due Tuesday October 5th, 2021 12 noon

The “readings” for this week consist of 3 articles.

You can pick any 2 from the following. Rest are optional for inspiration.

Please read the 3 papers and submit ½ page with some reflections on what you learned/found interesting in this form.

Similar to last week, create one slide with your idea for a system that could augment sleep or engineer dreams in this document. This can be high level and does not necessarily have to be realizable with today’s technologies.

 

Week 4: Assignment due Tuesday September 28th, 2021 12 noon

The “readings” for this week consist of 3 articles: 

We have listed some optional readings for inspiration as well. Please read the 3 papers and design a system for augmenting cognition, affect or behavior that uses non-conscious pathways (reference some things you learned from the readings in your design slide) in this document. As an example you could rethink one of your previous design sketches in a way that does not require active conscious interaction for achieving the augmentation.

In addition, please take a look at the profiles of your colleagues on the course website so that we can start forming small teams of 2-3 people for the group projects.

 

Week 3: Assignment due Tuesday September 21th, 2021 12 noon

The “readings” for this week consist of 2 videos and 2 articles: 

We have listed some optional readings for inspiration as well. Please watch/read the required ones and submit ½ page with some reflections on what you learned/found interesting in this form.

Similar to last week, create one slide with your idea for a system that could aid in reasoning and decision making in this document. This can be high level and does not necessarily have to be realizable with today’s technologies. 

 

Week 2: Assignment due Tuesday September 14th, 2021 12 noon

The “readings” for this week consist of 3 videos: 

We have listed some optional readings for inspiration as well. Please watch the required ones and submit ½ page with some reflections on what you learned/found interesting in the videos as it relates to our class theme at this form.

Second, create a personal profile in the form of a Google slide so that others in the class can get to know you and possibly approach you regarding the final project. Examples of profiles can be found at the top of the document.

Third, create one slide with your idea for a system that could augment or support some target user group with an attention or memory related issue. This can be high level and does not necessarily have to be realizable with today’s technologies. Examples can be found at the top of the Google Slides document where you will upload your design.