“Ideas are one thing and what happens is another.”

— John Cage

EMP Visitor Guide App

This project is a video prototype of a an app that would augment a visitor's experience while at the EMP. Research and ideation was done while sitting in with Studio Matthews' re-design of the current EMP wayfinding system.

Thanks to the EMP and Studio Matthews for the access and opportunity.


Pitch is an Arduino-powered drinking vessel that plays live snippets of audio taken from the conversation of other Pitch users in your environment. Playing off of the social dynamic of a bar setting, the introduction of Pitch provides a basis for conversation within a table, as well as making patrons more aware of their surroundings and of themselves.


APT is a service that allows apps to be discovered in the real world and not in an app store by delivering apps relevant to your location and situation. The service ambiently searches for relevant apps broadcasted locally or hosted in the cloud. These apps are filtered, ranked and distributed to individuals based on the user’s location and preferences.


Adam Rule
Zach Stiggelbout

Common Ground

This project explores the issue of personal connection to local community. Our team set out to create an application that would provide opportunities for individuals to get involved with their personally-defined “ground.” In addition, we wanted to encourage individuals to continually engage and build relationships with others in their “common ground.”

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