For coding, I have done two of these six projects- INS qustion and pop up ads, and the layout and interface of Processing projects and the main logic for jumping interface.
– processing of work
Firstly, I have drawing the original visual scenes for feedback video which connected to the INS question.This is a video of drawing proces by ipad.-process of drawing
Then, I used the Pr to edit the videos.
Finally, I used Processing to coding.
– visual design concept
visual of ins feedback A
- If audiences choose the option”I always put the energetic pictures on social media although I was tired actually“, they will gain the first feedback video.
- In this video, there are a character with curled up body is surrounded by a world of lights and hight buildings. With the flashing lights, the soul seems to be pulled away and the character seems to be inhaled by the black hole that represents the virtual world. The color is a dark blue with some repressive feelings.
visual of ins feedback B
- If audiences choose the option”I would like to post real state photos on social media if I feel tired“, they will gain the second feedback video.
- A person with a stretched body, like being held by two clouds and slowly moving away from the black hole. Then, the surrounding glamorous background began to disappear, and finally into a world of gentle and pink .The color and style will let audiences fell comfortable and relax.
– Coding process
At the beginning of this coding project, we encountered some difficulties. For example, after inserting a video, the background music of the video plays as soon as the project is run (instead of after pressing the button). In addition, how to jump to the different interfaces by pressing the button was the most chanllenge.
Finally, I found a solution, which is to use the conditional statement to jump to the interface. Users could jump to next interface by pressing specific button.(main logic of jump interface is below)
At the same time, users could jump to different feedback interface according to their choice of question.(main coding is below)
– Development of the project
According to the feedback from tutors and audiences, this project was a bit monotonous,which lacks of some interesting experience. So I add more interaction between audiences and digital devices.
I designed a scene to tell the audience, the next step is to take a photo and post it on Ins. If you are ready, you can press the button to take a photo. The photos (screenshots) will be stored in the local folder. We can see screenshots of the audience to analyze when they take pictures，whether they are relaxed or nervous? Are they still the same as usual or deliberately taking pose?
There are visual interface and main coding.
What if there are countless pop-up ads in real life? In the movie Ralph Breaks the Internet, the pop-up ads are anthropomorphized:
(the screenshots from the movie Ralph Breaks the Internet )
Will these pop-up ads make you irritated? Will you have no patience?Will you try to close these ads quickly and madly? If you find that these ads can’t be closed and always appear around you, will you be even more angry?
Maybe your actions and expression when you click ads are exposing your personality!
So, we designed this project to simulate pop-up ads that appear in real life and drown your world. You must always click on the pop-up ad to erase them, or you can choose to drag them to the edge of the screen.
(picture from one audience of our exhibition)
There are main coding of this project.
– Reflecting on the project
I found some interesting things by observing the performance of the testers at the exhibition.
First of all, although everyone wants to remove the pop-up ads from their faces, the methods are different. Most people want to exterminate it, so they choose to click and erase; while a few choose to drag the ads to the edge of the screen. After the interviews with the testers, I found that those who dragged the target instead of clicking were more creative and calm, and they wanted to experience the fun of this project more than to end it quickly.
In addition, although pop-up ads are annoying, testers have different moods when trying to eliminate them. Some testers think this is a stress-free game and will be happy after the ads are erased. One tester even enjoyed spended more than ten minutes on this elimination game.
“It’s really interesting…I can’t stop to click on them.”
——from tester Huang.
However, some testers do feel annoyed and lose patience. Especially the ads have not disappeared after be clicked continuously, most people will choose to give up and go directly to the next screen.
“It drives me crazy! I do fell angry and annoyed when those pop-up ads could not be eliminated.”
——from tester Lee.
These findings do makes me reflect on whether our online life and digital devices really affect or shape our real personality.