Monthly Archives: January 2014

Hunting for Users

To get a better understanding of who our users are, we have embarked on a quest to interview anatomy students, anatomy professors, and related bodies. Instead of sitting them down for an interview, we have asked participants to show us exactly how they go about studying or teaching anatomy. Understanding the space of learning anatomy, and recognizing the most common issues in learning anatomy is our ultimate goal. Results from this study will illuminate our designs to come!

Members involved: Alyssa, Connie, Ted

Deliverable: Contextual Inquiry Contacts

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Our Project Has Arrived!

Trying to find a suitable project for our ambitions in 3D interactive displays was a real challenge! After several project idea pivots, 4 hours of choosing a name, and stacks of post-it notes, we have finally decided on building a display to assist anatomy students visualize the human body.

Deliverable: Project Proposal

Hours of brainstorming have come to an end!

Hours of brainstorming have come to an end!

Exploring the Space with Some Literature

Before choosing a problem to solve with our 3D interactive display, we have decided to conduct a literature review of scholarly articles related to 3D interactive technology, applications for 3D, and beyond. Research in 3D displays has been around for quite a while, and we found a plethora of useful articles categorized into Usefulness of Visualization in Anatomy, Effectiveness of Volumetric Displays, Applications of Volumetric Displays, and Volumetric Display Construction.

Members involved: Alyssa, Connie, Ted

Deliverable: Literature Review

Developer Training Schedule

This is a huge project, with a lot to learn. To keep our team on track for learning the Leap Motion API and three.js library, we have created a training schedule for development tutorials.

Members involved: Ashish, Ngoc

Deliverable: Developer Training Schedule

-Ngoc

Say “Hi” to the Team

Hello world! We are a group of 5 students at the University of Washington excited about 3-Dimensional displays after seeing a certain video made by a certain inspirational figure named Robbie Tilton. After hearing that Robbie would let us explore and expand upon his interface design, we were unable to hold the excitement in any longer. The five of us have banned together to tackle the 2-quarter-long Informatics capstone project. Let’s meet the team:¬†

Alyssa Trinh

Alyssa Trinh

Ashish Chandwani

Ashish Chandwani

Connie Huang

Connie Huang

Ted Tagami

Ted Tagami

Ngoc Do

Ngoc Do