MiniBUG: From concept to production in a prototyping system

Alicia Gibb, Robert Faludi, Daniel Artemus Steingart

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Abstract

Bug Labs [i] is an open source company attempting to democratize innovation through Linux-based prototyping devices. To scale our product line we recognized certain factors that needed to prioritized: functionality, connection, shape and size, and economics. While three of these factors were addressed by the original BUGbase, the original unit is relatively expensive. At a cost of roughly $800, the BUGbase is beyond the reach of many prototypers [ii]. MiniBUG is in development - a smaller unit with a streamlined feature set and sale price of less than $100. This work represents the critical assessment of the original unit and the resulting miniBUG unit. The research collected was used to reflect on the process of designing miniBUG while considering price point, flexibility, affordances in the functionality, and the usability of the complete system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 5th International Conference on Tangible Embedded and Embodied Interaction, TEI'11
Pages267-268
Number of pages2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 11 2011
Event5th International Conference on Tangible Embedded and Embodied Interaction, TEI'11 - Madeira, Portugal
Duration: Jan 23 2011Jan 26 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 5th International Conference on Tangible Embedded and Embodied Interaction, TEI'11

Other

Other5th International Conference on Tangible Embedded and Embodied Interaction, TEI'11
CountryPortugal
CityMadeira
Period1/23/111/26/11

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Information Systems

Keywords

  • Bug Labs
  • MiniBUG
  • Prototyping systems

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