For my MSc in Interaction Design thesis at Malmö University, Sweden, I experimented with a device called Sphero. The Sphero is a remotely controlled robotic ball that is connected to your smartphone through Bluetooth and piloted with your phone through a mobile app interface. For my project I am using the Sphero to explore a dog’s reactions to an interactive robotic object.
I’ve created a video that shows a summary of this design process. The final outcome consists of four different dog puzzles that are cut out of MDF with the laser cutter in order to fit on Sphero’s Chariot accessory.
These dog puzzles are inspired by the dog puzzle design carried out in a previous project in which I collaborated with Dariela Escobar and Inge van Hoppe. Additional thanks to Dariela Escobar for her help with creating the Illustrator files.