Research Images: Carnival Theme Tuesday, Nov 16 2010 

Hey guys

Hope u guys had a great weekend and the weather wasn’t too harsh on you’s. Today, I realized we hadn’t put up any images on the research we had done into the carnival. With that, we thought we should fix the situation and show you guys what we have found.

 

As you can see we have quite a lot of images for our carnival theme 🙂 More updates will follow over the following days. In the meantime, why not check out our twitter account at twitter.com/SenseSpinner 🙂

Research Images: Hear Saturday, Nov 13 2010 

And last but by no means least, the sense of hearing 🙂

Research Images: Taste Saturday, Nov 13 2010 

As you can see from the last post, we couldn’t find too many pictures. However we hope this makes up for it. These images are all about our sense of taste.

Research Image: Smell Saturday, Nov 13 2010 

See told you guys we had a lot of updates to do 🙂 In this one, we are focusing on the sense of smell. This is one of the most difficult senses we are facing, as we try and figure out what to do for it 🙂

Research Images: Touch Saturday, Nov 13 2010 

In this post, we will be covering the sense of touch. For the presentation, we had a shoebox, that had 2 holes in the side and in the box, we had a soft and hard texture. Just like in the Sight post, the following images were added to our moodboard 🙂 Enjoy 🙂

Research Images: Sight Saturday, Nov 13 2010 

Hey again,

so in this post, we will be uploading the images that were found when doing research for the sense of sight. Most of these were put onto our mood board for the presentation.There are some really interesting illusions that we found.

Research Part 2 Sunday, Oct 24 2010 

Hey everyone

As you can see, little bit late with the update that was meant to be done yesterday. Anyways, more research links have been found along the way.

First of, is the Merry-Go-Round-Museum. This website is as the title suggests a merry go round museum. We have an idea that is based on using such a thing so Amy found this website.

http://merrygoroundmuseum.org/

Second website today is from a blog post on pixel sumo. This was found when looking up different links for class. The reason we are including it in this post, is due to the fact that it plays with the areas around you by deceiving your visual sense into seeing something that isn’t really there.

http://www.pixelsumo.com/post/periscopes-telescopes

So moving onto the next item in the research pile. This is a video that was found on vimeo. Its called the Vinyl Workout.

Vinyl Workout from Theo Watson on Vimeo.

Unfortunately we can’t show it here, as vimeo doesn’t work here, but please click on the link to see the video. Its only 57secs long but the interesting part of it, is the interaction between the user and the music playing. In order to make the song go faster, the user mus work around the vinyl faster.

Next video is also from vimeo. This video is showing an interactive screen that plays with your visual sensory.

Shadowsmoke! from eric gradman on Vimeo.

Following on, due to our target audience being children from the ages of 9-12 year olds, we have been looking into the various ways of kids and the senses. This website was found by Amy the other day. Its just about teaching young children about the five senses.

http://w4.nkcsd.k12.mo.us/~rbeckett/The%20Five%20Senses.htm

The next site today, is from health jockey and its post about a Danish study that took place. It is an interesting read, if you want to check it out.

http://www.healthjockey.com/2008/12/18/danish-study-says-female-gustatory-power-is-superior-to-male-gustatory/

This next website is a blog post from nature.com. This post shows the Science behind the scenes. The great thing about this post is that it is aimed for children.

http://blogs.nature.com/stuffysour/fun-stuff/

Image from nature.com and Science behind the scenes

This video is from the Science Gallery in London. Its a sonic bed and the user feels the music coming from it. The youtube video is from the link on their page which can be found here : http://www.sciencegallery.com/sonicbed

The second last link of todays post come from

http://www.kids-science-experiments.com/cat_senses.html

This site shows a number of ways to experiment with the five scenes. It is aimed at children but it is really interesting for anyone to have a look at.

Last link of today is from youtube. Its called the senses song and mentions the 5 that we are looking into.

So, that was our last link in today’s post on Research. Hopefully over the next day or two, we will have more information about the actual senses and maybe more research links. If you have any suggestions for us, leave a comment on this or send us a message on our twitter account, where you can find even more links and pictures.

http://twitter.com/SenseSpinner

 

Research Part 1 Saturday, Oct 23 2010 

Hey again

As you can see from the title of our blog, this post will be about the research we have done over the past couple of weeks. This will be the first of many posts about the links and inspirations we have individually found.

  1. http://www.sharpbrains.com/blog/2007/05/04/take-the-senses-challenge/

This website was found when researching the visual sense and trying to see what game ideas we could come up with. On this site, I found a link to the bbc which we will give you in a moment and it tests your different senses. We have all had a go at it and thought that it provided some useful information.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/humanbody/body/interactives/senseschallenge/senses.swf?

First Challenge from the BBC Senses Challenge

2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6U5l6Vb64w

This video is about a Multi input interactive white board. It shows kids playing a number of different games on this interactive white board.

3.  Unfortunately I couldn’t find the URL for this image but as soon as I get it, I will edited to here. This image is about the taste buds. Its given us some good ideas for the taste sense and what games we may be able to do.

Taste BudsSo this will conclude part 1 of our research. We have lots more which should be uploaded by the end of today. If you have any links you would like to share with us, feel free to leave a comment.

Don’t forget to check out our twitter account for more updates and links 🙂

http://twitter.com/SenseSpinner