Project EMAR

April 15, 2019

Social Robot Wrangling: Assembling Tacoma’s First Social Robot


Finished prototype of EMAR V4

Blog post written by Sally Ho Our team was excited to get our first EMAR V4 on the UWT campus in Winter quarter. As the Social Robot Wrangler, my goal this quarter was to assemble EMAR and improve the instructions that came with it to help teams assemble it in the future. Our team is…

March 26, 2019

Focus Group Team: Working to Uncover Teacher Opinions about Social Robots


EMAR demonstration with teachers

Blog post written by Dakota Gonzalez & Jesse Coward This quarter, our team planned activities for a focus group with high school teachers to uncover their opinions about having a social robot in their school environment. Our team was interested in speaking with local high school teachers to determine their opinions, thoughts, and concerns about…

March 19, 2019

Sharing our Findings from the Girls Who Code Activities


Face designed by Girls Who Code

Blog post written by Christine Tabila and Robear Gillis Our team shared activities with the Girls Who Code to understand how teens might interact with a social robot meant to help with their stress, as reported in last week’s blog. Girls Who Code is a free after school program where girls meet each week at…

March 15, 2019

The Girls Who Code in Tacoma: Preparing Design Activities to Share with Teens


Blog post written by Meredith Fife and Annamaria Choi This quarter, our team has been looking at how personas created by teens can help inform the design of EMAR and be a fun and engaging activity to use in the field. Personas are a popular technique used in user experience. A persona is a fictional…

January 13, 2019

Fall Quarter Design Sprint: Prototyping Movement


Ambient Mode Team Sketches

Blog post written by Christina Nelson Our team wrapped up another awesome quarter of research after ideating with teens in local Seattle high schools during the fall. To finish fall quarter, our full team met in on the Seattle campus to explore how EMAR would move during different stages of its interaction with teens. Each…

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