“Box,” a new short film/performance from design and engineering studio Bot & Dolly produced in association with The Creators Project, takes projection mapping, well — out of the box.
Just to make sure you understand what you’re seeing: The above video is documentation of a live performance. I’ve been assured there was no compositing in post-production. It’s all live.
Bot & Dolly calls their combination of robotic arms and projection mapping a “kinematic projection platform.”
Tarik Abdel-Gawad, Creative Director at Bot & Dolly explains the setup: “Through large-scale robotics, projection mapping and software engineering, audiences will witness the trompe l’oeil effect pushed to new boundaries.”
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Melon looks like an interesting addition to personal data analytics and the quantified-self movement. It could be interesting to see if this type of focus or personal improvement -based service starts to bleed over more into other devices and apps. Especially as a response to social media saturation and ubiquitous technology.
Microsoft’s newly unveiled research project the IllumiRoom is a combination projector/Kinect which extends your video game experience. There’s a bunch of interesting use cases presented here, I’m partial to the snow/extra scenery coming off of the game, and the gun shots rippling through your space. So rad.
You tap a button and the form just …appears? You swipe to delete an item and it just vanishes? That’s super weird and un-natural. Nearly nothing in the real world does anything as jarringly as just swapping states. It would feel like a glitch.
This is a great discussion of UI transition states. It presents some good arguments as to when transitional animations are appropriate and useful, but the GIF presentation is what really sells it.
Granted, the concept of animated transitions is not a magic bullet (see Yahoo!’s new weather app and its distinct lack of animations) but it can be used to help clarify interactions or alleviate difficulties understanding how data is being used in the interface.
This is a project we can not talk about. We had to remove all logos and voice over. It is a shame as the project was particular interesting from its conceptual point of view. Nevertheless we still thinking it is worth it to show.