Stephen Davis @sdavis ?

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"so this on a blog and thought it was relevant to mikeys group! http://www.mdktm.co.uk/001" · View
  • Stephen Davis posted a new activity comment:   6 years, 6 months ago · View

    Hey martin, Im ok to chuck it, but perhaps the other group members want it?

    In reply to - Martin Tomitsch posted an update in the group Team Flo: Hi Team Flo, I have your poster in my office. Let me know if you want to collect it. · View
  • Stephen Davis wrote a new blog post: Final Blog Post   6 years, 6 months ago · View

    ThumbnailIntroduction Team Flo comprised of Nathan Crowson, Steve Davis and Chris Law designed an electric urban media façade. Our aim was to create an interactive playground for the Grid Galley.The final product was to produce a working prototype that would be displayed on the Smart Slab at Sydney University. As Team Flo, we wanted to express [...]

  • Stephen Davis posted an update:   6 years, 6 months ago · View

    so this on a blog and thought it was relevant to mikeys group!

    http://www.mdktm.co.uk/001

  • Stephen Davis posted on the forum topic Smartslab booking schedule in the group AvatarIDEA9102:   6 years, 6 months ago · View

    Hey Martin, Can we book in for 6:30 (or 7) tomorrow for User evaluation
    Thanks
    Team Flo

  • Stephen Davis posted an update:   6 years, 6 months ago · View

    Can be book in for position 5 please martin, thanks
    team flo

  • Stephen Davis commented on the blog post City___ High Resolution Images   6 years, 6 months ago · View

    ye, i saw the colours with phil. was great, only minor changes needed i think

  • Stephen Davis commented on the blog post (S)Lo…   6 years, 6 months ago · View

    heh, wierd about the max number making it corrupt…..live and learn i guess…

  • Stephen Davis commented on the blog post City___ High Resolution Images   6 years, 6 months ago · View

    guys, lookin mad!
    keep in mind the epic low res of the screen which will eat up that beautiful data aesthetic

  • Stephen Davis commented on the blog post Poster spec, et al.   6 years, 6 months ago · View

    cool, thanks for covering the print costs :)

  • Stephen Davis wrote a new blog post: Flo Update   6 years, 6 months ago · View

    ThumbnailHey everyone, We have just completed our first screen test with the Smart Slab to ensure our pixel values were along the right path. The screen test worked well showing that our estimated value of 10pxs per particle was accurate. We decided to reduces the size of each silhouette slightly to fit the screen a bit [...]

  • Stephen Davis posted an update:   6 years, 7 months ago · View

    OK, i’m just gonna put it out there…i hate wordpress.

    Would it be OK for groups to submit their final blog post as a pdf? The reason i bring this up is as i have been documenting our work from the beginning in an ”Indesign” file so we have a document at the end to show potential employees the design process. I understand that the blog feature does this in wordpress, however all our blogs are separate instead of collated as one.

    Let me know your thoughts,
    Steve

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      Martin Tomitsch · 6 years, 6 months ago

      Hi Steve, if you have already documented your process in form of a PDF, you could link that from your final blog post. We still want you to do the actual final blog post as well. – If you have a PDF attached, your final blog post could be just your 500-words project description, with images and video. It will also be good to link to any relevant previous blog posts from this final one; otherwise they will be lost amongst the massive number of posts everyone generated here during the course of the semester.

  • Stephen Davis commented on the blog post The week that was   6 years, 7 months ago · View

    lookin good!

  • Stephen Davis posted an update in the group AvatarTeam Lynx:   6 years, 7 months ago · View

  • Stephen Davis posted an update in the group AvatarTeam Lynx:   6 years, 7 months ago · View

  • Stephen Davis posted an update in the group AvatarTeam Lynx:   6 years, 7 months ago · View

  • Stephen Davis posted an update:   6 years, 7 months ago · View

    Hey guys,

    Just checkin in. So we have to deliver our interim presentation this Friday. I’ve been working on ways to implement advertising into both your concepts, but everything is still up for discussion.

    Once again, here are the 4 areas i have summarised to establish our concept:

    Tracking an individual passing the screen:
    Socially group users though interaction
    Augmentation
    Changing content depending on time/context

    I have altered my own Focus concept to encompass the groups ideas and the key areas listed above. It is as follows:

    Focus +

    1 person coming from one direction – Person is tracked and interesting visuals surround them as they pass by. Augmentation will occur to maintain attention at one point.

    2 people coming from different directions – Both people are tracked and visuals surround them. A merge occurs at one point to maintain attention between both users.

    Multiple people (5+) – 2 people are tracked to show visuals which are to be merged. The rest are tracked but generate a dynamic visual in the background.

    Since that outline is quite broad, here is an example using Coke (again) to help clarify the concept.

    1 person walking by – shows swirly coke visuals as they pass. Augments thier silouette to drink coke

    2 people walking in different directions – shows swirly coke visuals from either end, when the two meet, an explosion of bubbles occurs.

    Multiple people – Same as above, however in the background there is a dynamic bubble visual controlled by people walking past.

    Nothing is cement here, i’m just brainstorming so we can discuss further on Wednesday

    Let me know your thoughts,
    Steve

  • Stephen Davis posted an update in the group AvatarTeam Lynx:   6 years, 7 months ago · View

    Hey guys, I went through all our posts and took similarities from each concept. This will help us establish our final concept.

    Ideas/concepts that cross over from individual concepts

    Tracking an individual passing the screen:

    Nathan

    Design one – Ball Pit

    “On one layer there is a live interactive part, the ball pit, which involves the whole screen being filled with balls, and as people walk past it the balls will react to the persons body.”

    Steve

    Focus-Acquire attention phase

    “As a user passes, seeing a change in the environment’s colour will notify them of the screen’s presence. Maintaining attention through visually appealing content will then act as a filler until the interaction stage is triggered.”

    Chris

    1. Are Friends Electric?

    “the passers-by are tracked via webcam or Kinect, and superimposed onto the virtual canvas as a shadow. Inside / around this shadow, colourful sparks of energy ripple according to the speed of the users movement (faster movement introduces more energy into the spark algorithms).”

    Socially group users though interaction

    Chris

    1. Are Friends Electric?

    As one user comes into the vicinity of the another, sparks are initiated between the users, and arcing occurs where the colour information of both users are mixed, a sharing of energy.

    Nathan

    Design one – Ball Pit

    “Behind this is the 2nd layer an interactive graffiti/message wall, this would be used either by a website or in application form on a smart phone. People would be able to post short messages, symbols and small artwork made by them through a simple paint program inside the application.”

    Steve

    Concept 2- “The road less travelled”

    “As groups of people walk past the installation, they will be presented a choice for which path to take. Depending where they walk, their vote for that particular product path will be recognized and cast with an interaction.”

    Augmentation

    Nathan

    Concept 2- Burnt

    “The longer an object stays there the longer they will be burnt into the screen. So a person sitting down may be there for 30 minutes, when they leave their figure will remain and slowly fade out over time. But a person walking quickly past will be seen for only one or two shots.”

    Chris

    1. Are Friends Electric?

    “The possibilities of expanding this installation to both sites is strong, with a duplex video feed that is superimposed at both locations – providing not just a mirror, but a hazy window into another / augmented world.”

    Steve

    Focus

    “When the user passers the silhouette will begin to drink a can of coke when in reality they are simply walking past.”

    Changing content depending on time/context

    Nathan

    Design one – Ball Pit

    “but perhaps for say when it’s around Valentines Day the ball pit can be replaced with Roses, to encourage more love messages on the wall. When it’s Christmas, snow can cover the screen, when its autumn leaves can fill the screen. I see the screen as changeable. Keeping it dynamic so it will be more engaging and to stay in touch with the community, relating to the people and what is happening at the time.”

    Steve

    Focus

    The nature of interactive advertising requires content to be changed regularly. *Refer to variations section of post

  • Stephen Davis created the group AvatarTeam Lynx   6 years, 7 months ago · View

  • Stephen Davis posted an update:   6 years, 8 months ago · View

    Some top notch projections for anyone interested:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch/?v=tu0TRA6a21Q&feature=player_embedded

    seems recent too

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      Phil Gough · 6 years, 8 months ago

      that’s awesome – I like using the real object as a prop in a projection… It’s augmented reality, but in a way that I haven’t seen before.

  • Stephen Davis wrote a new blog post: Phase 2 – Ideation and Sketching   6 years, 8 months ago · View

    ThumbnailAfter completing the grounding research phase, it could be seen that Interactive Advertising definitely had a place in an urban environment due to the competitive nature of advertising. With an over-saturated environment filled with ads in all directions, interactions were found to set an ad apart from the rest. It was also found that fun and attractive visuals can maintain somebodies [...]

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