New Challenges Model

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This is a guide to document the new challenges that want to be shared in this wiki. To document a challenge you only have to copy and paste the text beneath this line and answer freely to the questions in each case. Remember, it's just a guide — not a formulary that has to be filled as such ;)     Don't forget the icons to clarify questions related to interactive media...   or  to share tips related to the use of Wiring. 

Don't forget to include in each step images that can show the process and the experience of the challenge. The dimensions of these images should be at most 800px wide and 600px height. We recomend to pick the images once the text is of the challenge is written.

Before beginning the documentation it's necesarry to ensure this points: 

1. Give the challenge a name and enumerate it. ( Wiring challenges X: Name )

2. Have a text of no more than 500 words about the subject of the challenge.

3. Choose projects that serve as reference and inspiration for the challenge.

4. Choose projects from the challenge's participants that can illustrate the different steps of the tutorial.


  • Which is the brief or the proposal for this challenge?
  • What are the limitations? Is there any special protocol to be used? (ex. sending data from Wiring to Processing)
  • How many people will conform each group?

What is needed?

  • What are the components and materials needed for this challenge?

How to develop the challenge?

  • How long will the challenge last?
  • Is it a workshop or an academic exercise?
  • How long will each of the phases UNDERSTANDBUILDCALIBRATE AND VALIDATE take?



Step 1: Introduction

  • What is this challenge about?
  • Which is the introductory subject to this challenge?
In this space there should be an introductory text of no more than 500 words, that allows the participants or readers understand the main subject and the challenge's objective. This text should go after the icon above and in italics.  It's recommended to accompany the text with supporting images. This images should be of the challenge's author's property or shared under a Creative Commons license: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (CC BY-NC-SA).

Step 2: Starting Point

  • What is the main question of the challenge? (This should be the same question that was featured in the invitation)
  • How should be the brief presented in the moment of the challenge?
  • Is there any material that was specifically designed for this challenge and that should be delivered or chosen by the participants? (ex. in Wiring Challenge 1 the participants had to choose the video game they were going to work with for the rest of the challenge) Present this material and upload to this wiki. 

Step 3: Referents

  • What can help to solve this challenge?
  • What projects can be presented and explained to illustrate different ways to solve this challenge?
  • What are these projects about and why do they work as inspiration?
  • What is the major feature of these projects so as to be selected?

Step 4: Content

  • What is necessary to solve this challenge? 
  • What exercise of the Learning section of Wiring is important to develop this challenge?
  • What will help the participants understand each exercise? (Add the direct link of the exercise in the Wiring page when you name it.)
  • If it's an academic exercise, is there a previous reading to the challenge? 
  • Who's the author and where can the reading be found?


Step 5: Planning

  • Which is the script of the interaction proposed by each group?
  • What kind of discussions, ideas, and suggestions emerge at the moment the sketchs are openly shared with the whole group?
  • What suggestions are there for the participants at the moment of designing the script of the interaction? 
    (ex. think about the weight of the material and how this affects the interaction)
  • Present one of the interaction scripts done by the participants of the challenge. 

Step 6: Implementation

  • What is need to create the designed interaction? 
  • What actions, phenomenons, and components where chosen by the groups for their projects?
  • Why are these the most adequate to build the prototype?
  • Give an example of one of the challenge's groups. 

Step 7: Connections

  • How should the components be connected?
  • What cautions should be taken into account at the moment of making the connections? 
  • What problems or frequent questions had the groups at the moment they connected the components for their projects?
  • Is there any component that needs special caution? 
  • Give an example of one of the challenge's groups.


Step 8: Problems and Adjustments

  • What problems were there at the moment that the electronical components where integrated to the physical prototype?
  • What were the most common problems and why?
  • Presente the problems in a case by case scenario according to the groups.
  • How were these problems solved in each case?


Step 9: Presentation

  • How was the presentation of the projects done and how should it be done if the challenge were to be replicated?
  • What comments were made about the projects once the challenge ended?
  • If it was an academical exercise, which was the evaluation criteria of the projects and how were they defined? (ex. In the Wiring Challenge 1 the interaction was evaluated by: Does the controller allow the player to naturally understand the actions he has to make? Are the actions made by the player coherent to the narrative of the chosen game? Does the controller allow to make the actions naturally and effectively?) 
  • Document and add the projects of the challenge to Wiring Challenges Exhibition

Step 10: Certification

  • How were the certificates delivered? 
  • Which is the participation certificate for this challenge? (Add the file to download) 

When and where was this challenge made? 

Leader team : Who were the members of the leader team? 

Support team : Who were the members of the support team? 

Photos: Who registrated the challenge? 

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