Hi there everyone,
I’m Robert Zacharias, a professor at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. I teach a semester-length course called Intro to Physical Computing where students learn how to use the Arduino electronics prototyping platform to build interactive devices.
For the semester’s final project, student groups interview and build assistive devices for people living with disabilities, whom I call our “design clients.” Normally we partner with a local disability-community organization to help connect us with community members here in southwestern Pennsylvania, but this semester we’ve come up a few clients short. Since the client interactions are conducted remotely, though, we don’t need to be limited to our geographic region when finding design clients. That’s where you come in!
- self-describe as a member of the disability community,
- would like the opportunity to work (remotely) with enthusiastic, talented college students this semester, and
- are comfortable speaking about your own life and experiences with those students,
I’d love to talk with you about joining our course as a client. Our first scheduled meeting is quite soon—next Wednesday, March 31st, so time is of the essence.
Please see this summary writeup I made to read more and see if we might be a good match: https://courses.ideate.cmu.edu/60-223/s2021/client
And you’re welcome to forward this opportunity to anybody you think might be interested.
Thanks in advance, and wishing everyone a lovely weekend,