Shanel Wu

They/them. PhD student: smart textiles, weaving, computational craft, hardware hacking.

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27 Oct 2019

Knitting Intarsia in the Round

A knitting project in progress, laid out on a table. The colors are pink, off-white, dark blue, and bright blue arranged in a geometric colorblock pattern.

02 Oct 2019

Smart Circle: Testing and Unravelling a Woven Smart Textile

30 Sep 2019

Raspberry Pi, PyQT, and GUI design

Screenshot of temperature/humidity sensor GUI displayed by Raspberry Pi

09 Sep 2019

Reading Assignment 2 - Users and Tasks

While many of these concepts about who users are and what tasks are involved in a system are fairly intuitive, I found these readings useful for terms that rigorously labelled the concepts. If anything, I’ll just sound a lot more technically competent if I write “task decomposition” rather than “to-do list”.

03 Sep 2019

Assignment 1 - The Deep Dive

Reading response for Assignment 1: The Deep Dive, a video about IDEO, an influential design firm. Video link.

03 Sep 2019

Designing Solutions to the Apple TV Remote

Design charrette - inspired by Don Norman’s work, a short, collaborative meeting to quickly collaborate on or sketch ideas in order to share a broad diversity of design ideas. Our task: redesign the Apple TV Remote.

03 Sep 2019

Introduction to CSCI5839

Hello! My name’s Shanel and my pronouns are they/them/theirs. This is the first blog post I’m making on this site for CSCI5839, a course on User Centered Design that I am taking in the Fall 2019 semester.

03 Jul 2019

Unravelling a Shape Weaving