MAS 961 · Designing Sociable Media
Instructor: Judith Donath

3.21 · mediated faces


assignment   · essays here

1. Please read the assigned chapters.

2. Imagine you are designing a new interface for mediated communication. You must use faces to represent people, but how you use them is up to you. The face can resemble the person's real face or an imaginary face. The face can be still or in motion. It can change with time, or not. It can be realistic or abstracted. It can indicate gaze or emotion.

3. Describe your interface. What does it look like? How does the participant choose - and most importantly, change - the face? Is the input via keyboard or affective sensor or video, etc?  Discuss why you made the choices you did. What are your interface's advantages and drawbacks?

Please submit the URL of your sketch/essay online by Monday evening. Copies of the readings are available outside of E15-449.