The whimsical imagery in this piece illustrates the thoughts and ideas of the digital generation. We are exposed to modern innovations in science, where humans strive to improve the quality of life. This is juxtaposed with our desensitization to violence and destruction that we are exposed to in our daily lives.
“Digital Dream” this idea comes from the digital generation. We are exposed to modern innovations in science, where humans strive to improve the quality of life. This is juxtaposed with our desensitization to violence and destruction that we are exposed to in our daily lives.
In order to make it fun and engaging, putting ideas before hardware. We create 24 interactions and over 50 unique animations. Screen-printed illustrations spring to life when touched, as conductive ink triggers a host of playful digital animations.
Inspired by achievements in science and digital culture, our dreams come alive in this interactive installation. User can touch the illustrations on the wall and watch them come alive. At the same time, tweet #ddrobot and watch the robots tossing their heads.
An interactive companion project book provides more insight into our inspiration.
A. COLOR TESTING
We paint the conductive paint directly on the foam board, and print out our imagery on a thin paper to cover the paint. Because the paper is thin enough, animations will still be triggered when touched by the participants. We adjust the illustration several times to make them look unified and break the limitation of the black outline after solving the problem of touch points.
Keep testing the code and the conductive boards to make sure everything goes well.
C. USABILITY TESTING
We apply one of the IDEO design Method - Fly on the Wall. By observing our participants without them knowing, we are able to get authentic reactions from their interaction.
There are limitations of using a ultra short-throw projector. We need to figure out how to level and line up the projection with our foam board. Although we use the largest imagery setting that the projector provides, we still need to shrink the size of our illustration to match everything on the wall.
E. CREATE INTRO BOOK
We place main content towards the edge of the book, so that everything inside each page will not be effected. After a few tests, we have our functional circuits for each page. We test every LED light, and find out specific colors work better than others. We use electric drill to drill three holes on each page, and bind them together with large book rings.