During the exploration exercises I came up with 4.5 proto-ideas (I was told that weâ€™re entitled to have many ideas :D ). I present them in order of appearance.
Option 1 â€” Recursion
Iâ€™m still unsure where to go with this one, but Iâ€™d like to study recursion and its properties in programing. Iâ€™ve already started a prototype and it seems to display interesting configurations when I used the phoneâ€™s accelerometer. They usually look like this:
My prototype so far:
Option 2 â€” Clock
Again no developed idea yet, but Iâ€™d like to try using the iPhone time info to design some kind of experimental clock. Maybe adding reaction to sound could make it more interesting, but I already did a sound visualizer for a similar course and would like to try something else. Some ideas/benchmarks are the following:
What I have so far (I know, not much, but maybe with some work…):
Option 3 â€” Blocks
A varied iPhone version of the Ghostcube. This could be two- or threedimensional but it seems to me that either would work out really well with some multitouch interaction. This link shows a video of the object:
Option 4 â€” Kaleidoscope
A Kaleidoscope built with images from the front camera. Dragging repositions the image crop and tilting the phone messes with the colors.
Here are a few inspiration images:
(Olafur Eliasson’s Kaleidoscope)
And a screenshot from my prototype:
Option 4.5 â€” Recursive Kaleidoscope
It would be nice if I could join the 4th idea with the first one and have a recursive Kaleidoscope. Not sure how much these processes get along with each other, but inspired by the pictures I see some paths to follow. Something like this: