The Make-a-Thon was a one-day event for working and student designers where they explored the tools and methods that interaction designers use to create interfaces utilizing gestural and touch interaction. This event was open to all designers, including those who may not typically design for interaction but wished to broaden their conceptual toolkit.
Make-a-Thon attendees were able to select and participate in three 2-hour workshops on a range of topics, including:
• Arduino for Designers: An Introduction
• Gestural Ideation
• Conceptual Models in Interaction Design
• Prototyping Interaction with Video Scenarios
• Really Agile Design
• Understand It, Solve It, Sell It
• Interaction Design for Social/Mobile Innovation
Over the course of the day, participants were able to share what they learned in their workshops with a passionate group of designers and developers looking to push the boundaries of their craft.
Workshops were led by designers from Cisco Systems; frog design; Hornall Anderson (HAX); LiFT Studios, Vancouver; Pulse Energy; Teague; T-Mobile Concept Center; and the University of Washington Division of Design, Interaction Design.