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The aim of the ITD course (ID4220) at the Delft University of Technology is to provide Design For Interaction Master students with in-depth theoretical and practical interaction design knowledge to help develop future products based on user-product social interaction. ITD proceeds through a sequence of iterations focusing on various aspects of the brief and the design, and culminates in an experiential prototype.

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Posts in category Generation Y Interactions

The complete story…

Here is our final movie of the process and the final concept…ENJOY!

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check http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLj3xFI_OAI 

Final exhibition

Here is the final movie, which concludes concept, process, prototype and exhibition.

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 We have enjoyed a great semester with nice teamwork. Thanks for your attention. 



Poster for exhibition

Brochure for exhibition

Final prototype

The following is the picture of final prototype.



Exhibition and final movie

Hello there,


The project has come to an end. The exhibition was succesfull and our team was very relieved it all came together. 

Our final presentation movie explains the concept:

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To show you some impressions of the exhibition, check out this movie:

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These photo’s show the final prototype as we demonstrated it at the exhibition. It was very cool to see so many people playing with it. Thanks for the feedback everybody. 


Final prototype


The studio set up


The visitors






We hope you all enjoyed the project, the exhibition, our blog and our prototype. That’s it for us this year. Happy hollidays!



Team Generation Y1


Triage, getting ready for the final exhibition!

Hey there! The exhibition is already coming wensday!!! All do come by to check out our Hermes, the unobtrusive office communicator.


This week we’ve been make big progress! We finally have two working
prototypes, working and connected.

Two models connected!


Curious about what’s inside? this image tells it all!


Hermes autonomy


Wonder what you can do with this prototype? Our storyboard is finished.



If you still wonder what it does in reality, then do come check out our final prototypes at the exhibition!


Wensday the 29th of june, studio 2

Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering

Landbergstraat 15


See you!



Team GenerationY1



Prototype in action!

Last friday we made this short movie… ENJOY ! 

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Animated GIF FTW!

When Thijs became very enthusiastic…..




And finally it really comes together!

Besides the report, the poster and flyer that is been worked on a decision had been made how to have the battery loaded on the presentation day. It could work by making a disconnect button, by building it with the ability to reload or just load it and mold it inside the ball just at the day before the presentation. We have tested it’s duration of being active with 6 LEDs and didn’t see them dying. 


Because of this test it appeared that sometimes the LEDs do not get a proper signal from their Xbee daddy, the rhythm is not consistent. Some changes have lead to LEDs that now listen to the 1s and 0s. 
By accident, when picking up the test-prototype from the table and passing the red LED lights, the ball became a magical red glowing ball. This is a good prospect, the LEDs insight the ball will be very good visible, and the ball will glow heavenly! 


Some important problems relating to the proper working of the software have been fixed by our beloved programmer Menno.
The program is designed to delete a file from the ball directly after opening it, when it is on the ball that is being read. But what if the deleting action is faster then the loading action?
Yes, the file will be deleted even before it is being loaded! 
But now the nice stuff to share can be seen! 🙂
Besides, the animation on screen is now working smoothly, instead of its choppy behavior.  
Let’s mold, film and finish the presentation stuff!!! 
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