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  • Glenn Zucman 12:14 pm on July 10, 2014 Permalink
    Tags: 15 minutes, , Attention, danah boyd, Facebook, Google Glass, Snapchat, Social Compass, Sophie Fontanel, Specialness   

    Ephemeral Wayfinding 

    In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes.

    Andy Warhol, 1968

    The true luxury today is 15 minutes of anonymity.

    Sophie Fontanel, 2010
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  • Glenn Zucman 9:33 am on July 10, 2014 Permalink
    Tags: Erin Liman, Social Compass,   

    Wayfinding & the Social Compass 

    In the children’s game “warmer – cooler” the seeker receives feedback after every step or two. Using constant feedback as a guide, the seeker begins to converge on the object of her quest, without prior knowledge of her destination.

    Erin Liman

  • Glenn Zucman 8:42 am on June 30, 2014 Permalink
    Tags: Find Water, , , , , Social Compass, Walking Tour, ,   

    Phase 2! 

    photo of Team Compass H2O's Third Place prize in the Extreme Wearables Designathon at Media Design Practices, Art Center, South Campus, Wind Tunnel, Sunday June 29, 2014

    We’re presenting at WearableTechLA on Th, July 17!

    Congratulations Team Compass H2O! We won 3rd place and we’re pitching at WearableTechLA on Th, July 17!

    What’s the next gen for us? (More …)

    • Sharon Gong 3:15 pm on June 30, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Here is the detail info and schedule about Wearable LA: http://www.wearabletechla.com/#nav-header

      Seems like this time period is saved for us on 7/17:
      2:30 pm – 2:45 pm Designathon teams Demo Their Extreme Wearables

      • Glenn Zucman 3:30 pm on June 30, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Thanks for the WearableTechLA schedule Sharon! So the 3 teams have 5 minutes each, or maybe more like 4 minutes to get their whole pitch out!

        Yes, awesome job Susan!! 🙂

        • Sharon Gong 3:34 pm on June 30, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Syuzi said they might just provide a location for each team to display the product with a poster with introduction. We may not need to present.
          Let’s wait for her email for the final confirmation.

          • Joseph 12:06 am on July 5, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            Ekin told me they won’t present their work at wearable tech LA.

    • Sharon Gong 3:27 pm on June 30, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Wearable Tech LA is the first Entertainment and Health Wearable conference held in Los Angeles. Attending Wearable Tech LA will give you an opportunity to meet and collaborate with the best of Hollywood, Music, and Sports including leaders from the NBA, NFL, NHL, and others.
      According to International Data Corporation, wearables will be the fastest-emerging category and become a $12B industry in 2018. You’ll also get the inside track from industry leaders on wearables, a first look at emerging wearable computing, watch fast track pitches from 15 startups and network with top VCs, angels, large corporation (e.g. GoPro, Intel, Samsung, adidas, Qualcomm, Google, etc.) and thought leaders.

      Key highlights:
      World’s First Wearable Entertainment and Health conference in LA
      Cocktail reception & wearable showcase
      400-500 attendees
      Top celebrities from Hollywood, Music and Sports
      20 dynamic keynotes, 50 speakers and 15 startups pitching their products – 3 winners to be announced.
      Panel discussion with thought leaders in the wearable entertainment and spaces
      Live demos including a demo on extreme wearables
      Top VCs and corporations (e.g. GoPro, Intel, Samsung, Qualcomm, Google, etc…)

    • Sharon Gong 3:28 pm on June 30, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Wearable Tech LA sounds so exciting. And I can’t wait to join it and meet all of you there:)

    • Sharon Gong 4:33 pm on June 30, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

    • Joseph 12:10 am on July 5, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I think we definitely need to meet up at least once before July 17. We can set up a meeting and talk about the feedback we got. I’m free anytime after Wednesday, but my finals are coming soon. I understand Susan and Vivia might have hard time to meet up, but we will try our best.

      • Glenn Zucman 4:56 am on July 5, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Oh, Allia / Ekin won’t present? That’s a shame. We didn’t hear anything from Courtney / MDP this week. But next week I hope they’ll give us some info on WTLA. As Sharon said above, it might be more of a “Poster Session” than “Presentation.”

        The judges feedback is kind of funny – they liked the quality of our build, but didn’t like it on the wrist, and didn’t like the water finding use case as much as wayfinding. So they sort of said, “we love your work, now throw it away and start over”! 😛

        The answer to the 1st 1/2 of that, off the wrist might be that we aren’t going to have time to develop that before the 17th, even if we wanted to?

        The use case though is mostly presentation rather than engineering to do now, so we could develop that if we wanted to.

        For meeting F2F, Mon-Wed-Fri are a little better for me, but my schedule is flexible ATM, so I can probably work out any day that works for others. I’m happy going up to Art Center, or wherever we like. You’re all welcome at my place in Rosemead, too.

        We probably can’t get all 8 of us together, but as many of us as want to / are able to, would be great. And we can also discuss here on the website, or we could do a Google Video Hangout.

        Thanks Joseph!

  • Glenn Zucman 5:36 pm on June 28, 2014 Permalink
    Tags: Brainstorm, , , , Saturday, Social Compass   

    Saturday: Morning & Afternoon 


    We brainstormed, played design games, and tried to hone in first on a Need and then moving to more specific design goals. We had so many ideas on so many topics and so many solutions I think we were all going a little mad this morning!

    Our continued efforts with a lot of help from Syuzi Pakchyan, Magdalena Paluch, and the other coaches finally led us to a project we were all excited about: Compass H2.O

    Compass H2.O

    • A wrist worn compass that senses your hydration level and leads you to water.
    • A crowdsourced database of potable water sources.
    • A propopulated device for areas with no cell or wifi signals.
    • An open source platform for myriad personal and social compass apps in the future.
    More: 36 images >>

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