Hi, I'm Alexis and I'm a second-year MFA Design & Technology student. I've worked for many years as a web designer, programmer, and information architect. My main focus at DT in general, and this year specifically, is to explore ways in which interaction design can move outside of the "box" (i.e. monitor, mouse, keyboard interface), such as interactive installation, public space projects, and interactive objects. Since most of my technical skills are software based, I am in this class in an effort to get familiar with some basic aspects of physical computing and to integrate a greater sense of "play" into my work. More information on my work and portfolio can be found at http://www.alexislloyd.com and http://a.parsons.edu/~alloyd
My favorite toy when I was a kid was a doll I had named Suzy. She had a thumb that she could suck, but you had to really hit it to get it to stick in her mouth, so whenever I did that, my dad would say "Bash, bash, bash!" Yes, that's right, I was a doll abuser. But she was my favorite toy and I've never actually seen another doll like her. The dress she's wearing was sewn for her by my friend's mom.