Not too long ago, the outcomes of a design process used to be in the form of a static medium. Today it is increasingly interactions – things that have a behavior. This not only fundamentally changes the design process, but also your life as a designer!
You are increasingly driving nonlinear processes, which are aiming towards a goal, that is not exactly defined at the beginning. The approach to this goal is very iterative through interactive sketches and by working with prototypes. Therefore you use new tools like vvvv and Arduino. And by working with prototypes, you’ll discover answers to questions that you haven’t even asked before.
The book »Prototyping Interfaces« introduces you to vvvv, Arduino, tracking methodes and display technologies, in an understandable way. Building on top of that, it opens new dimensions for your creativity, through many practical examples and the endless possibilities of prototyping. This enables you to be in a leading position of the design process and can be your ticket to the agencies that everybody dreams about – and it opens new worlds of possibilities that you think are still science fiction today. The future is closer than you think!
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Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.