A website for Spoon Yogurt by fFurious whereby the idea revolves around the concept of time in the sense that any time is a good time to Spoon. It is exemplified by the changing scenes when a user drags the clock’s needle to discover new places to explore.
New Paris based agency set up by my artist friend Dawn Ng and ex-group executive planning director of Ogilvy Singapore, Gwen Raillard.
Tha designed a monument for the entrance of Seibu Ikebukuro Flagship Store, called “Hikari No Tokei” (Clock of Light). The monument features 4 LED surfaces on which the current time is expressed in motion typography, changing proportions at every second. At every hour, the monument features time-announcement of synchronized music and motion.
The music is produced by Yukihiro Takahashi.
Writing for HP blog a trend competition in a viewpoint of an interactive designer, I believe that future lies in selling experiences.
Websites and applications will not be made just to show information and having to experience the website using just mouse interaction only.
Taking one example, Pill and Pillow, from Hong Kong, has done a website for Eric Chan Design, http://www.ericchandesign.com that user could interact using laptop with new technologies like motion sensor and the website will be responding to your movements when you swing or rock your notebook.
Whereas on the other hand, using the influx technology of markers to make an Augmented Reality, Boards Magazine showed us how from their March issue print magazine.
It seems like these technologies has almost been starting to have their own category; Augmented Reality (is a term for a live direct or indirect view of a physical real-world environment whose elements are augmented by virtual computer-generated imagery.) to Projection Mapping to Holograms to Visual Sound to Touch Screens and Gesture/Motion Interaction and we will definitely see more of that everywhere in the future, with more people becoming tech-saavy and internet-connected anywhere.
Below are a few selected examples of how such technologies have been brought nearer to us, making things interesting one way or another.
(1) Interactive Store Front Display: Interactive dog that follows you around, discerns your gestures as friendly or aggressive and tries to engage you in a play.
(2) Augmented Reality Cosmetic Mirror in Tokyo: All you do is sit down and let the camera scan your face. The terminal then gives you tailored recommendations to test make-up and recommendations without even having to pick up a mascara brush.
(3) Augmented Business Card
(3) Li Ti Hui Chun: New Year Greeting Card
(1) Interactive Museum
(2) Citroen In-Store Touch Screen Kiosk
(3) Interactive Mirror for DIESEL GINZA
(4) LCF Graduate Show Installation by Moving Brands
(5) London College of Fashion Interactive Table
Slide Projection Mapping
(1) Sony Projection
(2) Tennants Projection for Advertising
(3) Video Projection
(4) Projection on Buildings
(5) Night Lights
(1) Kate Moss For Al
exander McQueen Fashion Show
(2) Diesel Liquid Space Fashion Show
(3) Holographic Sony-Ericsson interactive campaign
(4) Adidas Concept Store
(1) Chanel Interactive Window Ginza
(2) AdFloor Aquarium
(3) Nokia 6300 Interactive AdFloor
(4) Interactive Wedding
(5) CUBE Installation at METAMORPHOSE 08
(6) Being Not Truthful – Stefan Sagmeister and Ralph Ammer
(7) Wow live motion texture
(8) Interactive Art
(1) Interactive instrument for generative music visualization
(2) Amalgation #01 @ Kizuki by PMP
(3) Becks – Music Inspired Art interactive installations
So what will the point be? What will be the future of design? Will it be those? Maybe not. No one really knows that I can be sure. I can also be sure there are a group of people are starting to hate so many new technologies coming into our life and always yearn for more handcrafts and traditional art techniques like letterpress for example.
Art Director Jopsu Ramu from Musuta Ltd. (a multidisciplinary design agency based in Helsinki & Tokyo) has created together with Shun Kawakami (artless Inc) an artist and designer from Tokyo – a piece titled Urban Abstract. This digital art piece is being shown as the November break bumpers on one of the biggest commercial TV channels in Finland: TV Nelonen.
Urban Abstract -piece was born in Tokyo during 2009. It consists of 40 X five second clips or it can be viewed as a one 200 second journey.
Urban Abstract is a first piece created in collaboration with Ramu and Kawakami. The artists have plans for new pieces and are currently looking for interesting projects to work on and to continue this Helsinki – Tokyo collaboration.
Crispin Porter + Bogusky just launched a beta site which has every good things put together.
Everything in a glance – thumbnails and videos of their portfolio, the client and the news. Allow you to choose what you want to see without the need to scroll. Having Youtube videos instead of integrated flash player for their TVCs is a wonderful choice because you will definitely get more attention and viewers because everyone surfs Youtube. Being client orientated. The logos as button definitely works better as they make you want to roll over/click it to find out more. Enticing thumbnails and all at one glance solves the problem for lazy people who doesn’t want to do so many clicks and explore your site. Twitter and news are definitely making the page more personal and not dead because they get updated frequently.
by Ryan Schenk