photo of a happy older couple

The Awkward Project

Duration: 2 weeks


User Experience Design isn't just about solving problems, it is about emotions too. Making the users feel good while using your product or service.

This was a fun and not quite so serious college project where our goal to see if we can elicit an emotion from people.

Could we use our technical know-how and design to make them feel awkward?

My Teammates

Warning: This is has explicit audio content!

Code on a laptop

Programming Arduino

wiring and circuit boards

Putting together ultrasonic sensor, Bare Conductive and Arduino

Testing the set up

Testing out if the audio plays once movement is detected in the stall

boards and a wooden box

Box to hold all the wiring and boards

awkward device in bathroom

The Awkward box fully set up in the context of the bathroom