Dishes are done, dude.
As part of an awesome group including an undergrad, two grads, and a PhD candidate I took my first foray into proper HCI with Eric Paulos. We were to do a light ethnographic study of our own kitchens to identify an opportunity for embedded computation to augment our experience. We tackled that age old problem: dishwashing with roommates! Here’s a brief overview and a link to the “Instructables” entry that drew a little attention. You can also check out more on the class, Activating Objects.