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.
Designing Complex Sensing and Functions in
Interactive SystemsCornell Course
In this course, you will attach sensing and input components to your microcontroller board. Your knowledge of state diagrams will be expanded to include more sophisticated interactions, and you will become familiar with the variety of sensing components available to you when you want to design a new system.
The core project in this course is a data logger device, so another new skill you will explore is the management of the data storage capabilities of microcontrollers. Related to this, you will develop greater fluency in the use of software- and hardware-based modules, which will enable you to approach new components that come onto the market and understand how to use them and their associated software.
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
Key Course Takeaways
- Use state diagrams to define complex system behaviors
- Identify a variety of sensing and input devices (resistance, time, capacitance varying) and use them in a system
- Use the data storage functionality of a microcontroller
- Capture, store, and display sensed data
- Use software- and hardware-based modules to extend the capabilities of a system
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How It Works
Who Should Enroll
- Research and design professionals
- Product designers and developers
- Software engineers
- Electronics hobbyists
- Designers/artists with the appropriate background
- Career starters