First Impressions – Newly Deployed linkNYC Kiosks in Manhattan

This is a first installment of an ongoing documentation series, where Public Interactives Research Team will observe linkNYC kiosks being installed and brought into operational mode. The roll-out process began during late December and early January, where there are now a few operational and non-operational kiosks in place along Third Avenue, between 14th street and 92nd street, in the east … Continue reading First Impressions – Newly Deployed linkNYC Kiosks in Manhattan

How Does Designing for Movement Affect the Design of Public Interactives?

The Public Interactives Research Team welcomed special guest researcher and educator Renata Sheppard, whose work focuses on understanding the relationship between movement, technology, and performance. We discussed Laban Movement Analysis, a language system and translation of movement and meaning, and how the system lends itself towards interaction design. A point that emerged during our discussions is that, based on our observations, most reactive environmental … Continue reading How Does Designing for Movement Affect the Design of Public Interactives?

Project Update – Online Gallery of Public Interactives Database Now Contains More Than 1,000 Entries

A milestone has been achieved with respect to the Online Gallery of Public Interactives project. A curation process is ongoing in terms of collecting examples for entry into a database that will serve the forward and public facing version of the project, where that database has now grown to hold over ONE THOUSAND entries. Some entries … Continue reading Project Update – Online Gallery of Public Interactives Database Now Contains More Than 1,000 Entries

The Spring 2016 Semester Begins

Public Interactives Research Team will have it's first meeting of the Spring 2016 semester on Friday, February 5th by taking a field trip to the New York Hall of Science to check out their Connected Worlds exhibit. One of the largest immersive, interactive, and reactive installations of its kind, Connected Worlds is a great place to begin our … Continue reading The Spring 2016 Semester Begins