The technique has clearly some disadvantages – it is for example hard to make subtle movements and deal with details and many elements at the same time. However, it seems especially suited for 3D motion sketching, since this often requires a lot of time and skills to do on a computer.
Thesis 25: Everyware has already staked a claim on our visual imaginary, which in turn exerts a surprising influence on the development of technology.
The idea of using an existing character to fill out the design thinking exercises may not produce better design, but it may produce more effective design communication.
“These sorts of things should be required viewing for anyone who gets into the racket of trying to communicate their vision of possible near futures. Observing tried techniques for expression of sometimes tricky ideas is a quite useful approach to the communication craft. Talking heads combined with described scenarios? Or acted scenarios? Do you show the technology in its prototype form? Or do some visual special effects to make it seem as though it is working? What kind of people? What fields of trade? Business people? Cops? Etc.”
Tomorrow’s World BBC Titles 1978 (via revoxy)
Tomorrow’s World: A Day in your Tomorrow (via moleitau)
Map/Territory on Vimeo (via Vimeo)
In the context of design, the conceptual model as genotype rather than prototype could allow it to function more abstractly by deflecting attention from an aesthetics of construction to an aesthetics of use.
In this symposium we will hear stories from such foreign fields as gaming, film, comics, animation, literature and art. These speculative practitioners present alternative models as test sites for the deployment of the wondrous possibilities or dark cautionary tales of our own architectural imaginings. (via AA School Website )
What Schulze says is that design has invent, to create new ways of doing things, and to contribute to culture. (via Slide 4 of 44 (Scope at reboot11, Matt Webb, S&W) )
“The iHologram app was not real. It was an illustration of an idea I had which I believe could work with the technology (combining anamorphosis and motion sensing). Unfortunately I’m just an ideas person, and I can show how things should look, but I’m no hardcore programmer.”