Wendy Ju is an associate professor at the Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute at Cornell Tech and in the information science field at Cornell University. She is also on the faculty at Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. Dr. Ju comes to Cornell Tech from the Center for Design Research at Stanford University, where she was Executive Director of Interaction Design Research, and from the California College of the Arts, where she was an Associate Professor of Interaction Design in the Design MFA program. Her work in the areas of human-robot interaction and automated vehicle interfaces highlights the ways that interactive devices can communicate and engage people without interrupting or intruding. Dr. Ju has innovated numerous methods for early-stage prototyping of automated systems to understand how people will respond to systems before the systems are built. She has a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford and a Master’s in Media Arts and Sciences from MIT. Her monograph on “The Design of Implicit Interactions” was published in 2015.
Interactive DevicesCornell Course
Interactive DevicesCornell Course
Designing Advanced Interactive Devices ()Tell me more!
In this course, you will integrate the Raspberry Pi into your framework and discover how it is possible to add webcams, microphones, speakers, displays, touchscreens, and other devices to the Pi. You will also practice the critical skill of finding and incorporating the associated software to drive these elements. In your main project, you will add software to the Raspberry Pi that allows it to understand simple speech commands and respond to them with output. By the end of this course, you will have the applied skills to think critically about your design and implementation to build more complex interactive devices.
You are required to have completed the following courses or have equivalent experience before taking this course:
- Designing a Simple Interactive System
- Expanding Interactive Systems With Devices and Libraries
- Designing Complex Sensing and Functions in Interactive Systems
- Building Actuated Interactive Devices
Key Course Takeaways
- Initialize your Raspberry Pi and configure the device to communicate via a network connection
- Use the Raspberry Pi with a display or with a connection to a laptop or desktop computer
- Establish connectivity between the Raspberry Pi and Arduino
- Incorporate open-source libraries to extend the functionality of a basic RPi system
- Conduct modular debugging of a complex system in order to find and resolve issues
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3-5 hours per week
100% online, instructor-led
Associate Professor, Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute at Cornell Tech, Cornell University
Who Should Enroll
- Research and design professionals
- Product designers and developers
- Software engineers
- Electronics hobbyists
- Designers/artists with the appropriate background
- Career starters
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