Tiya is my experimentation towards finding physical manifestation of 

the emoji language usually seen only on screens. 

 

Tiya is my thesis at NYU ITP 2014. With a lot of help from professors and peers at ITP, I solidified the concept and gave emotional expressions to Tiya.

Tiya Concept Video

Here are main screens of the app:

User Flow of Tiya

User Flow of Tiya

Here is the live streamed video of my thesis presentation.

I am using Phonegap to create an app, using Rrfduino for a bluetooth connection that lets an app to talk to two servos.

I am using Phonegap to create an app, using Rrfduino for a bluetooth connection that lets an app to talk to two servos.

"I know everybody’s busy, especially if you are like during college process, and you are going through so much stress, and i see my friends, i don’t know how to cheer them up,  maybe rub them on the back or something, but seeing this is really cute so they would probably cheer up." - Jennifer, 17