Marine Dock Parking Meter

The assigned project was to design an interface for a new parking meter, but our group decided to shift the context slightly by moving away from people parking their cars to boaters docking their boats in a marina environment. We felt that the objective of the assignment was still applicable, but this new audience would yield interesting new ideas. We accommodated several different user types involved in the marina environment and several different boat docking scenarios.

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Digital Book Browsing

For this project, each student was given an artifact that contained complex information such as a book, website, audio of a lecture, CD-ROM, board game, physical space, etc. I was given a magazine, the December 1999 issue of Wired Magazine. My solution is an interactive method for browsing the contents of an item—in this case a magazine. My approach remained as dedicated as possible to the physical affordances of a magazine.

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