This group is for digital product designers who are interested in exploring the experience between physical and digital space. How can we bring the same design thinking we do for digital products into the physical space? How can we make the everyday apps we already use more interesting with in-real-life touch points? How might we create in-real-life buttons that create digital trails? This is a group for product designers, experimenters and people interested in the intersection between physical and digital things to come together and prototype ideas quickly. We'll host workshops around design challenges so you can make time for experimentation and play outside of work. Design challenges we might try:
• Create something that fixes an annoying problem you face every day. • Create something that makes your favorite app come to life. • Create something that makes people laugh • Create something to help strangers start talking to each other. • Create something that replaces the last thing you threw away yesterday.
We’ll use kits from LittleBits™— inputs like the Button, Motion Trigger and slide dimmer, connect with the CloudBit and IFTTT to make your offline buttons come to life.
What is LittleBits™?
littleBits is a platform of easy-to-use electronic building blocks that empower you to invent anything, from your own remote controlled car, to a smart home device. The Bits snap together with magnets, no soldering, no wiring, no programming needed.
Meetups will be held at the LittleBits™ pop-up store in SoHo.