Carnegie Mellon University

IDeATe

Integrative Design, Arts, and Technology

IDeATe students are constantly producing interesting and thought-provoking work.

To showcase this work and to encourage our students to document and reflect on their course projects, we created the IDeATe Gallery. The gallery houses examples of projects from many IDeATe classes and allows others to get a sense of the type of work that we do.

We regularly feature a project in this space, but please take a moment to peruse the rest of the gallery!

Cubed: 3D Drawing Physical Computing Project

Featured Project - Cubed: An Interactive 3D Drawing Experience

Two technologies that I’ve always wanted to explore have been the Unity Game Engine and Leap Motion Sensor, so I took this final project as an opportunity to do that. I was very inspired by Ralf Breninek’s project, which was a simple game that used the rotating cube interface to represent portals to different worlds. His project used Arduino, Unity, and Leap Motion to demonstrate his interest in 3D projection mapping.

Screenshot from Tibet, Where I Am Endlessly Folded project

Featured Project - Tibet, Where I Am Endlessly Folded

This project aims to give users an interactive experience similar to I Spy PC games. I used photos from life to make my project's world genuine despite existing within a computer screen.

How it works: if the mouse is over the sun, the screen is lightened. If the mouse is dragged, small dog photos move according to mouse coordinates. If the mouse clicks the blanket, the program iterates through fish photos. If the mouse clicks the large dog, program iterates through altered dog photos.

3D printed Angry Bird Prototype from an IDeATe Class

Featured Project - How to Learn: Rapid Prototype Design

This course was not so much about making things for me. Rather, it was how I THOUGHT about making things. Tina Fey would say that when improvising, always agree...and. I learned that in building anything, once you've built your initial design, agree that it is correct and make something more onto it. This page is an insight into my thoughts about the course Rapid Prototyping Design and what I learned over the semester.

Ultimately, I learned how to learn in this class...

Sketch of Smelli project for IDeATe class

Featured Project - Smelli - To Investigate the Role of Smells in Remembering Loss of Cultural Events

In thinking about the various issues and impact of augmentation of experiences through smell, we considered what the current situation is and what the most probable path of advancement in terms of smell technology would be within the next 10 years.

Today, our sense of smell is becoming increasingly important. From air fresheners to smoke alarms to masks, we see that smell is associated with not only the idea of cleanliness and health but also experience and  personal memories...