Mai Wu

Dive into Wearable Device and IOT

Reverse Rock, Paper, MYO iOS Game App 2014

In 2014 summer at Palo Alto, I participated in YC hackathon 2014. The hackathon was hold as invite-pnly by Y Combinator for the first time. Over 200 tech people in San Francisco were invited and my team won the Prize ”Sponcer Award" by Apportable Inc by implementing the game app with API of the wearable device, called Myo.


At the hackathon, many startups sponcered and offered their APIs related to wearable or IOT such as Oculus, Google Glass, Airware(Drone), Thalmic(Myo), Pebble, and Estimote(Beacon).
The experience at Hackathon brought me learning the key activities involved in designing the form of physical devices. I also learned designing a coherent experience across the whole system through appropriate distribution of functionality, consistency across different UIs, and fluent cross-device interactions

Oculus Rift




I believe that the technology changes really fast. It is so important to think how we can connect people directly by using some wearable, IOT. The desigenr always should know how to make relationship with new Technology and how we can bring new experience to people in the world.


In those wearable device, drone and IOT APIs, our team decided to build easy game app using Myo API.

This game app allows you to use Myo to control hand movement gestures to play a game of "Rock, Paper, Scissors" with a twist. Instead of trying to win the game based on the original strategy, the objective is to purposely lose to gain points, within the time frame set.
On the screen, the player would be presented with a computer generated move (either rock, paper, "scissors") that he/she would have to counter-attack with his/her own move in order to gain a point.


If the player incorrectly makes a wrong move, the timer runs all the way down to zero, and the game ends.
If the player makes the same gesture move as the generator, the game ignores the move, and the player is allowed to play another gesture move.


Features: Use of Myo gesture armband iOS game device Novel remake of the original "Rock, Paper, Scissors" game
Built With Cocos2d Myo Spritebuilder hardware iOS

I designed Information Architecture, rapid prototype and UI design, and drow visual design in the team in 24 hours.