In a city of 2 million and a population of 60,000 students packed into the space of a quarter of a mile, this presents a problem when membership of yoga students is rapidly rising in a busy city, especially at night.
The goal of the En'lightened Vest is to replace sports bras and dark skin tight clothing with a comfortable vest that works in most weather conditions. It's back has differing Indian patterns that vividly glow. Lines use EL Wires while backgrounds use cut EL Panels. Processor, converter and power are hidden within vest. Zipper is replaced with Switch LED Ring to denote vest is on and added frontal visibility.
All would be laser cut and auto machine fabric sewn with the exception of adding EL Wire and internal electronics. Wide selection of patterns and colors for purchase.
Objects drawn using triditional methods without the assistance of computer aid.
The Blossoming Dress is designed to give a stunning visual display of human to human connection, emotion, nature and fabric; all combined into one product.
This effect works off Velostat pressure sensitive material sewn under the garment. Dependent on the pressure of an embrace, a computer held in place via a sewn in harness, will trigger a 3D airburst of differing patterns using cherry blossom petals. The petals are held in thin flexible plastic and coated with machine-washable adhesive, thus giving the ability to stick to those whom are embraced; giving a visual existential connection between human and human.
The fabric is of premium material sourced locally from NYC & differing hughs of red would be available for dress, offering client choice.
Imagine if a dress existed that could become an infinite number of patterns, colors, shapes and motion graphics; instantly.
Imagination has finally became a reality.
A per Crystal Shell basis can be sold with client options to print shape in gold or silver colored metal for added fee. Fabric or open construct free.
Charging of Shell can be done via Micro USB however it is highly recommended charging be done via inductive charger.
Performance demonstrations of first three fashionable wearable prototypes in use.
Off shelf heels ad-hoc'ed with embedded microprocessor, LiPo battery, NeoPixels, FSR-Sensor & Velostat for the use of state performance in K-POP. Variable sensors and programmable microprocessor allow dancers to either preprogram lighting pattern to match in-sync with VJ background or use on-board sensors to change pattern and lighting based on pressure-points, much like tap dance.
A set of nails that are NeoPixel illiumated and controlled by a microprocessor on a fashionable wristband, with LiPo underneath. When user of nails makes skin-to-skin contact, connection is made and nails begin to shimmer, pattern or color based on pre-programmed desired effects. Extremely lightweight and water resistant.
Designed to replace the use of small plastic in clothing to show color changes vs more controlled color changing, in additional to patterns and simply no color at all. Sown into a substrate with microprocessor, accelerometer, LiPo and NeoPixels; could be fitted into any generic scarf.
It's said you don’t truly know someone it'll you’ve walked in their shoes. But imagine if you could...
In My Shoes is a virtual reality computer simulation platform designed to build empathy on an array of disorders & diseases by experiencing the another's world for a brief moment in time. You'll see the world as they do and internalize how they feel.
In My Shoes (Part 1) is designed to educate about Severe Depression, Anxiety Disorders & PTSD to educators, non-profits and loved ones. It was in development for over 16 months & vetted in an intense startup incubator program jointly ran by multiple Philadelphia universities. It can be played with advanced immersion technologies such as the Oculus Rift and Leap Motion, bringing a level of realism books and film never could.
The final open beta to the simulation can be downloaded @ https://github.com/GeekyMoore/InMyShoes/releases
All code used in the development is being pushed online so that others may continue what I started @ https://github.com/GeekyMoore/InMyShoes
Research documentation can be found @ http://www.bamoore.com/in-my-shoes-research-process
All work is registered under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International.
Interpersonal Campus Security (ICS) is a multi-phased proprietary app concept and prototype co-developed by myself with guidance from UArts professor Slavko Milekic, M.D., PhD; spanning almost a year of research and development. It is based off a prior app concept and system of mine, Philly Date Safety (PDS).
This works by gathering the users GPS locations at timed intervals and calculating an ETA when traveling (home or school) with added conditional backups. An intelligent countdown timer with a very clever algorithm, for the less technical minded reading this.
Philly Pack Walk was designed in partnership with University of the Arts graduate Xander Karkruff, MFA 14' for the Masters of Industrial Design department.
Philly PackWalk's service design is to assist dog owner’s have their pet[s] walked when they are unable too because of work or other busy reasons. This is facilitated by:
1. You signup for the service, free of charge
2. Your matched with like minded individual[s] based on an intelligent algorithm using psychological granularities, that are able to walk your dog[s] when you are unable too.
3. You befriend these user[s] and agree to walk their pet[s] when you are able too, quid pro quo.
4. Additional groups of user[s] “packs” can be joined to distribute everyones available times and lessen the time impact.
5. For added piece of mind, PPW would let users pay a nominal annual fee to have a check run on them and receive a "Bark of Approval" added to their profile and an option during user's searches. Naturally the best way to check someone is to simply meet them, but this could facilitate added reassurance.
PPW's front-end uses a combination of Human to Computer Interaction (HCI) and cognitive science techniques to help bring about better system fluidity. This is done by reducing the user's epistemic actions by lessening their pragmatic actions via affordance constrictions to the website. All told this helps to reduce the cognitive load and bring about a better user experience.
The Human Services Agreement (HSA) is intended to be a become framework for future End-user License Agreements. This came about from my detest to lengthy EULA's sometimes entire books long e.g. Apple's or use such large words and vagueness that it no longer serves a purpose except to confuse the reader into submission to avoid further counterproductive efforts. The final version is intended to be deployed using Twitter Bootstrap and function as an open-source GNU script.
In short, bring a humanistic approach to something that has become almost robotic.
The following is a mixture of research in human to computer interaction, local and universal psychology, cognitive science, ideology dependent on users place of birth and current living location, and personal observations of differing age/sex/race groups attempting to understand EULA's.
T.E.S.S.A., short for Traditional Electronic Shower System Application (shower uses female voice, thus female name) is designed is to help assist, personalize, speed-up and automate the traditional asian ‘bathhouse’ experience; that is rapidly becoming lost due to modernization within asian countries as well differing ideologies. Culturally speaking, one would visit weekly with family not only for bathing needs but also for the “experience” of being washed with personal attention given. An attentive traditional spanning years of routine. While mechanical in nature, I felt it is better to have a simulated experience, then none at all.
A playerable demo of the indistural design can be found @ https://github.com/GeekyMoore/tessa
This project was developed for an undergraduate HCI (Human to Computer Interaction) class with the constriction that if you only had the sense of smell, how would you give a user the ability to interact with a system? I chose to bring assentive needs to something we all take for Granted, the refrigerator and its help to postpone spoilage.
For my solution I devised a system that would identify said food by [shape + size + weight + color & bar code] (if applicable) using a small camera mounted within the refrigerator at the top in addition to a small smell generator. Once identified, the food would individually be [tagged by it's food type + time of entry] (into refrigerator) and would be stored in an array to lessen cognitive load. When the user next goes to reach for said good, the tagged food compares to the array and emits a good or bad small, dependent on if the user can eat the food or not. - It is worth pointing out many foods will not emit a bad smell if it is spoiled or so faint, one may not smell it. Thus one cannot always "smell check" food.
In mid 2012 I was hired by a Washington D.C. metropolitan fashion magazine owner to rebrand her website as well bring much needed features that where missing from the site, such as community input. The prior website was built on WordPress and lacked the ability to quickly deploy many of the ideas generated in our weekly meetings so the decision was made to scrap the site and rebuild it with in Joomla 1.7+.
Hearing, Visual & Mental user adaptive life Assistive device
City life can be chaotic. All the sights, sounds and movement can be hard to comprehend in such a fast paced environment at times. Even worse are those with audio, visual or mental impairments. But what if both they and you could use a device that helped to lessen the need to pay such high attention to your world. If this device could pre-map your destination and adjust accordingly to both real time impediments but also unknown issues. With a combination of both augmented reality, heads up display, and touch input; this system could work for multiple users and uses in daily life.
Painted oils on canvas, 4 weeks of work.
Originally designed for the American Road and Transportation Builders Association 2009 national convention hosted in Chicago. The goal of hiring me was to update their decade old intranet into a internal Wikipedia and help them to design around web 2.0 standards rather than rely heavily on pre-made templates and then outdated code. The shown website is one of many mini made for their seasonal events.