his/her own code and send it back to me in response. After the test the user returns the device with feedback about his/her experience
The type of messages that we exchanged were related to the situation we were in at the particular moment of communication. For instance, one morning while I was having my coffee, I sent a message displaying a steaming cup of coffee. Or on a rainy day I sent a cloud. Due to the fact that the displaying abilities of the 6X6 array are rather limiting, I also sent a sequence of letters forming a word as an explanation of the icon that was displayed. For example the steaming coffee was looping for one minute and was then followed by the word COFFEE, and the cloud was followed by the word RAIN.
Fig. 54 The steaming cup of coffee pattern
The subjects that participated in the experiments were from various backgrounds. The first and second were a psychologist and a neurologist respectively, completely unfamiliar with programming, who kept HAL in their rooms. The third was an architect/ researcher, familiar with programming who kept HAL in her office environment.
Fig. 55 The rainy cloud pattern
Fig. 56 A dancing man pattern
Using Everyday Objects as Communication tools