Project Type: Film & Video, Interaction Design

Despite having consciously elected not to pursue the HCI double-major, I did want some exposure to HCI, and so I took the class Basic Interaction Design.

For our final project, we were placed in teams of 4-5 students and told to design a “smart home”-type system to address a problem area of our choice. Our group chose to focus on college students and young professionals who share a house or apartment with at least 2 individuals, and we investigated how these groups deal with sharing and splitting up cleaning tasks around the house.

The goal was to design a solution and to depict how it would work in a 2-3 minute video sketch, since it was assumed that we would not have the resources or the time to implement the interface or the actual technology that our solution relied on.