Milestone 1

Projects

Keep Your Lies in Line

An application where users can document the lies they tell so that when producing a new lie, they can reference previous lies to make sure their stories do not conflict

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10 Seconds or Less

An application that senses when users are at their computer. Although they may be preoccupied and not in the mood for a full conversation, other users can see that they are at their computer and they can begin a video chat that closes after 10 seconds. A video chat between two users cannot be opened more than once a day.

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Let's Get Out of Here

We all want to leave the boring party, but i don't want to say it out loud, that would be rude. Instead, under the veil of anonymity, I make known that I want to leave the party, and can coordinate with others who want to leave the party. Can be generalized to any taboo activity.

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Virtual Cork

A projection on a wall or the refrigerator in your parents home where you can virtually leave messages and notes for them to see when they come home or walk by.

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Interests

Connecting Remote Families

Topics Include
  • Virtual Message Board: leave messages for your loved ones as if you stopped by and left a note
  • Family Band: the family gets together via web and composes a song together to a provided background beat
  • Interactive Family Portait: Each face is bright or not depending on what they're doing or where they are
  • Remote Controlled Statue: Something the kids cannot remotely active and move around so the mom comes home and can see that "her kids had been there."

Communicating Politely

Topics Include
  • How do I respectfully decline an offer?
  • How do I politely exit a conversation?
  • How do I deliver bad news?

Limited Availability

Topics Include
  • I can talk, but I only have 2 minutes. Make it quick.
  • "Can't you see I'm busy? Do not approach me."

Subtle Communication

Topics Include
  • Without talking out loud, users can communicate their desires and see who shares them. "Who else wants to leave this party?.."
  • How do I read between the lines into what this person is saying. "Do they actually want me to come to dinner with them? Or are they just being polite?"

Deception

Topics Include
  • Something to help a user keep track of lies so that they don't get caught in conflicting stories.
  • Something to help generate an excuse as to why you can't make it to a boring lecture your friend is giving

Brainstorming