Making Futures: Marginal Notes on Innovation, Design, and Democracy

[PUBLICATION] Innovation and design need not be about the search for a killer app. Innovation and design can start in people’s everyday activities. The stories collected in ‘Making Futures’ challenge the dominant perception of what constitutes successful innovations. They recount efforts at social innovation, opening the production process, challenging the creative class, and expanding the public sphere. MIT Press, 2014.

Arduino FAQ – With David Cuartielles

Arduino is an electronics prototyping platform that is used, by many, as a way to learn about digital electronics. One of the key aspects of this technology is that, from the beginning, it was designed having the users in mind. It was made thinking that students would either buy a board or build their own, and that the system would offer a software abstraction good enough to enable them to quickly learn about embedded programming.

Professional Android Open Accessory Programming with Arduino

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Cuartielles, David & Andreas Göransson. (2013). Professional Android Open Accessory Programming with Arduino. Indianapolis, Indiana: Wiley.

ABOUT – Android Open Accessory is a new, simple, and secure protocol for connecting any microcontroller-empowered device to an Android smartphone or tablet. This Wrox guide shows Android programmers how to use AOA with Arduino, the microcontroller platform, to control such systems as lighting, air conditioning, and entertainment systems from Android devices. Furthermore, it teaches the circuit-building skills needed to create games and practical products that also take advantage of Android technology.

Mobile Haptic Technology Development Through Artistic Exploration

[PUBLICATION] This HAID 2012 paper investigates how artistic explorations can be useful for the development of mobile haptic technology. It presents an alternative framework of design for wearable haptics that contributes to the building of haptic communities outside specialized research contexts. By Cuartielles et al.