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KippBradfordTalk

Kipp Bradford, Design Labs, Providence RI talk on 29 Nov 2006

prototypes

  • expensive / rapid (e.g., LabVIEW on PC)
  • ready-to-mfg slower, cheaper prototypes (40c sound chip)

cut-n-paste

  • designs (pcb, chips)
  • code
  • sounds

accumulated design

  • knowledge
  • practices
  • stuff from previous projects
  • stuff from the toy store (ripping the guts out of Elmo)

tools

  • using
  • finding
  • adapting
  • designing
  • interfacing your own stuff to others' tools
  • importance of tools and materials
  • affordances and constraints of

industry knowledge

  • people
  • practices
  • trust
  • licensed characters

(many) design iterations

  • brainstorm -> crystallize -> build -> test -> evaluate
  • spinning off alpha, beta, pre-production, and production versions

design triangle of

  • communicate
  • thinking
  • building

3 types of toys

  • note-stepping
  • sound-n-light
  • animatronic
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