week 3 blog entry

This week we had a discussion on Monday regarding the reading that assigned and then watched video regarding the creation of design through a random process. Also throughout this week I started on my prototype for my pop up book design currently my ideas are all over the place with what I want the end product to be like and what to include. Who knew folding a book could be so complex and stressful. I never want to be a pop up book artist.

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Interaction Design Sketchbook Response

I am going to be honest I struggled pulling away an understanding of this reading but I tried my best. This reading was a little hard to follow so I had to go through it a couple different times locating and writing specific things that really stood out to me in this piece of writing. The first thing that stood out to me was the fact that he had discussed how computers were changing the process of design where things are so easily manipulated, considered the craft process. There is no time to essentially sit back plan and analyze the results of the work. Is this because people demand results immediately with very little trial and error?

The way that the author gives metaphorical understanding on each different process of interaction is interesting because it gives you a different approach of understanding what each section. The labels that were given were BRAIN, TOOL, MEDIA, LIFE, VEHICLE, FASHION relating each one to human interactions and how it relates to interaction.

How much do these labels actually impact our every day activities on how we interact with different technology?How easily are we influenced by and with computers in every day life?

Is it easier to understand symbolically/metaphorically? at what age do you think this was important to us?

Do you believe that computers enhance itelligence? or motivate manipulation empowerment? and embrace more media entertainment? Is it because technology makes it easier for the viewer? or just adaptation of the current age?

Week 1/2 blog entry

Within these first few classes we were introduced to what we would be introduced to throughout this semester from the very beginning of interaction to where we are currently in 2014 of what is considered interactive. We were assigned “what is interactivity?” this article really stressed the idea of different views of what is considered interactive from different peoples perspectives. Once the reading was done and the final statement was made the thing that really stood out to me was the fact that once something is common nature and we just do it instinctively it is actually no longer interactive because you are no longer learning anything from what you are interactive with and it is no longer considered a surprise or cognitively new to our minds.

We had a group discussion on Monday discussing this article with the rest of the class and something that was brought up was the difference between what is controlling and what is interactive! this is an interesting thought. When interacting with something we are essentially controlling it with the way we are interacting with it.

The animated hologram of the dog which moved with your movement is was brought up that it could be controlled by the person however you are encouraged to interact while controlling the dogs movement. Now hypothetically you now can touch this animal and feel something by touching this, does this now change it from controlled to interactive? and how? this may change the entire experience of the subject that is in the process of interacting with it by touch…

Wednesday we were introduced to the notion of pop up books now these have been around for years however there is always interest as a child to an adult that if you do a + b you’ll get c. or if you do something it will result in this. It creates a level of curiosity with the subject (s) that are taking apart in the interactive process. Pop up books are interesting and give another level of interest within the viewer.

What is Interactivity?

Throughout this reading it was justifying what defined interactivity. There was many different opinions on what defined this. Many of the different theorists touched barely on what they considered to be interactive. The writer aclaims that once you have mastered the trick of being fully interactive for instance the idea of understanding pacman and how to avoid the ghosts, once you’ve figured that out it no longer is considered interactive.  The questions that I had managed to come with were as follows:

Must you feel rewarded for interacting with something? Is getting positive feedback just a bonus of the interaction process?

To what degree must interaction be in order to be considered interactive?

Inferno Nightclub Logo

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Here is something I put together for a good friend Jessie, it is for a new nightclub & Shisha bar opening up here in Lethbridge! Super cool to see my work up and lit up!

fans33’s photostream

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Here are some photos taken from Internet Television Production.

Rotoscoping

When I filmed this it was originally a 3 minute clip cut down to 10 seconds. I imported the footage into Photoshop at 12 frames per second. Taking each clip individually and drawing them out to make my own look of the footage that I had taken. I wanted to keep a simplistic color scheme. The canvas size is 1280×539 exported as a mp4, due to the fact that the .mov file would not upload.

When I filmed this it was originally a 3 minute clip cut down to 10 seconds. I imported the footage into Photoshop at 12 frames per second. Taking each clip individually and drawing them out to make my own look of the footage that I had taken. I wanted to keep a simplistic color scheme. The canvas size is 1280×539 exported as a mp4, due to the fact that the .mov file would not upload.