PSAM

5320

Making Wireless Toys

Parsons School of Design: Art, Media & Technology

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students

Making Wireless Toys

Spring 2022

Taught By: Yuri Gitman

Section: A

CRN: 10696

Credits: 3

When we play, we suspend judgment and logic and enter a "magic bubble" where giggling is a goal. In this course, we define "toys" as "interfaces for open-ended play experiences". With this in mind, this course focuses on prototyping wireless electronic toys. We start by looking at the history of toys. We discuss and explore toy concept development. We look at techniques for creating vinyl and plush stuffed toys. Students will first make toy concepts with traditional non-electronic materials. After this, we begin experimenting with electronic user interfaces. We will use "micro:bit" as our electronics platform. We concentrate on programming for interaction with sight, sound, and touch. The final part of the course is a student-led project. Students will ideate concepts and ultimately create their own wireless toys. The instructor will help students bring their concepts to life. We will discuss entrepreneurial considerations for launching toy products. The final project will be presented in a critique with toy industry experts. Some prototyping experience is recommended, but not required. Sewing or hot-glue gun experience is recommended, but not required.

Open to: All University grad students, and upperlevel undergrads. Some seats have been reserved for MFA DT students.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Art, Media & Technology (PSAM)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: February 6, 2022 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 17, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 3:09pm 10/26/2021 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 4:00pm - 6:40pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/27/2022 - 5/12/2022

Making Wireless Toys

Summer 2021

Taught By: Yuri Gitman

Section: A

CRN: 2515

Credits: 3

When we play, we suspend judgment and logic and enter a "magic bubble" where giggling is a goal. In this course, we define "toys" as "interfaces for open-ended play experiences". With this in mind, this course focuses on prototyping wireless electronic toys. We start by looking at the history of toys. We discuss and explore toy concept development. We look at techniques for creating vinyl and plush stuffed toys. Students will first make toy concepts with traditional non-electronic materials. After this, we begin experimenting with electronic user interfaces. We will use "micro:bit" as our electronics platform. We concentrate on programming for interaction with sight, sound, and touch. The final part of the course is a student-led project. Students will ideate concepts and ultimately create their own wireless toys. The instructor will help students bring their concepts to life. We will discuss entrepreneurial considerations for launching toy products. The final project will be presented in a critique with toy industry experts. Some prototyping experience is recommended, but not required. Sewing or hot-glue gun experience is recommended, but not required.

Open to: All University grad students, and upperlevel undergrads. Some seats have been reserved for MFA DT students.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Art, Media & Technology (PSAM)

Campus: Online (DL)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Max Enrollment: 20

Add/Drop Deadline: June 7, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: July 28, 2021 (Wednesday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 3:11pm 10/26/2021 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Friday

Times: 9:00am - 11:40am

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 6/4/2021 - 8/13/2021