Taxonomy, interface concept, motion graphics, video prototype
I initiated research into a wide assortment of existing types of dispensers that vend all manner of items ranging from lollipops to lobsters. I organized the array of identified dispensers into a taxonomy. A proximity-sensitive interactive touch wall, that glows much like a vending machine, grants access to the full taxonomy. Passers-by may explore the collection through a variety of touch gestures. I used motion graphics and videography to prototype the aesthetic and behavioral attributes of the interface.
Concept prototypes, video, motion graphics
I used a variety of media and approaches to create this collection of rapid prototypes. I combined specific user motivations, attributes of experience, along with existing and imagined interfaces to speculate the resulting interactions. This way of working allows me to isolate and examine micro moments of interaction, and begin to consider the broader implications and applications.
Concept renderings, ethnography, cultural probe
I conducted ethnographic observation of a particular coffee shop and then proposed the installation of this cultural probe to gather additional information about the shop patrons’ ritual behaviors. The interactive surface scans items placed on the table. The captured images slowly layer and desaturate over the course of a day. Compositions returned by the probe provide insight about behavioral patterns and inspiration to a designer seeking to identify a point of design intervention.