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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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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.



Milestone 2 of prototype

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This is the first time the mechanical system of our prototype is working. We used a winch servo to be able to let our desk lamp nod its head. The following mechanical implementation will also let the lamp swivel around its base. 

Plan for building one flash prototype

During the clinic with tutors, we were asked to build another prototype to exhibit the lamp on the other side. However, building another lamp will cost so many efforts that cannot be finished within deadline. Thus we are considering about building one flash to represent the requestor’s lamp. Thus users can act as there quested staff member to answer about the status of progress with three kinds of interaction.

The following are the animations of the flash:

1 User multi taps the foot of lamp to choose the staff member he wants to connect. The name selected will be shown in LCD front and projected on the desk. 

2 User tap the shape of the lamp with mouse to send the request, and the lamp pulses to show the request is sent.




3When the lamp receive the information from the requested’s lamp, it shows the information to the owner. There are three kinds of actions.

l  The lamp nods and turns green. (The task is finished)

l  The lamp turns away. (The task is almost finished. Wait for some time.)

l  The lamp shakes sideways for four times and turns red. (The task cannot be finishedtoday.) 

Flow chart of prototype

Just to let you know

Prototype plan

You can find the PDF file of our prototype plan here!

Final Concept ITD

Final Concept ITD

Generation Y 3



A project team works together by dividingtasks and using each other’s data to complete the project. These members knowwhat they need to finish for someone else because this is discussed during theplanning of the project.

When user A wants to use the work of user Bhe can send a notification that he wants to use the date. User B can respondwith different answers to notify user A on the progress of the data.

User B can respond with 3 answers: 1 it’sfinished and user A can use the file, 2 the file is almost finished and user Acan expect the data today, 3 the file is not finished and user A will not beable to use it for another day and should start working on something else.


The concept has the following functions:

·        Selecting who to contact.

·        Starting the contact

·        Show who is sending the notification

·        Input for response 1

·        Input for response 2

·        Input for response 3

·        Output for response 1

·        Output for response 2

·        Output for response 3



Selecting who to contact:

User A taps the bottom of the Lumi multiple times to select the name of user B. And the project shows the name of user B that user A choose.


Starting the contact:

User A taps the top of the Lumi to start


Show who is sending the notification:

Lumi projects name of user A on the desk


Input for response 1

User B taps the head of Lumi to express the file is already done and can be used now.


Input for response 2

User B shoves the Lumi away to express the file is almost finished and he can expect it today.


Input for response 3

User B shakes the shape of lamp sideways for at least four times to express the work won’t be done today.


Output for response 1

User A sees that Lumi nods the shape to show the file can be used now.


Output for response 2

User A sees that Lumi shoves the shape away to show it can be finished today.


Output for response 3

User A sees that Lumi shakes its head sideways for four times to show the file cannot be used today.

Prototype milestone

Prototyping milestone!

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We can call this Friday a milestone for our prototype: the three actions of requested and the corresponding feedback within the lamp is realized!

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