We have made it to the final project!
Read through the project_03 description in its entirety, make a post that fully answers all of the bullets (below) by 11:59, 11/3/18.
This description will serve as the backbone to your storyboards that we are to discuss in class this Wednesday. Do not go into depth on how the sounds will be integrated, but instead focus on the different structural elements that your Processing Sketch will contain.
DO NOT LIMIT YOUR PROJECT BASED ON ANY CODING LIMITATIONS. At this stage it is best to put forth your ideal project- it is my job to then help you pull back, find solutions and help you execute your vision.
Your proposal should answer ALL of these points:
(roughly a sentence each)
What is the theme?
Why are you inspired to explore this selected theme?
What will the structure be?
Will it be abstract, page-based, and linear or non-linear, etc.
What are the ways we will interact?
Key presses and mouse clicks are the most common, but you can explore depth data from an XBOX Kinect, motion tracking data from the webcam, keyboard presses, etc.
What type of experience do you hope to inspire through this hybrid work?
If you think of this project as yourself being a good party host, what do you hope to deliver to your guests/users? Will it be uplifting, thought provoking or explorative?
One good reference is to think of how long people will spend interacting with your project; if it is short and repetitive, it may not end up being as exciting as something that is abstract or non-linear.
Note: if you do not know what to commit to, you must come up with three rough ideas (and then do three short storyboard sketches for Wednesday) that we can then mull over and figure out which might be the best fit.
We will be reviewing these with each other in small groups, so please copy and paste of your response on a single page page (to cut up and hand out) and bring them to class on Monday with your storyboards. make sure you upload all your sketches and audio snippets that you are to share(submit for sketch credit) to the class Google Drive.
Here is a decent video on how to storyboard. REMEMBER! be drawing in a fine-point permanent marker large enough for people to read your notes from a distance. The quantity and quality is not important, but should be enough to pair with your proposal to effectively demonstrate your idea in full detail to others.
Part II - Extended Crit Feedback
In an attempt to bolster our projects even further, this exercise is to get you tall to give each other critical feedback that you can then implement into your projects. You must select TWO different projects by fellow classmates and give feedback to by using ALL the bullets in the guidelines below (separate answers into new paragraphs).
Note: if you want feedback, ensure the zip that you have uploaded has sketches with enough working content, both interactive and audio, that others can give adequate feedback to.
project_03 critique files <— Google Drive URL
What interactive elements are working and what need improvements? What improvements would you suggest? (give positive or negative specific feedback)
What audio elements are working and what need improvements? What improvements would you suggest? (give positive or negative specific feedback)
Do the interactions/audio elements (knowing what they hope to achieve) seem to be enough so that the project is not too repetitive? (what ways could they improve playability? - positive or negative specific response)
Once their project structure is established and working, what small “finishing touches” could you suggest for them to think about implementing? This could be simple elements like rollover effects on buttons, giving alternative options to interactions, etc.
Having now commented on various elements of their project, how do you feel about the project as a whole? Does it abide to their theme successfully? For example, if they are striving for something abstract and explorative, are all elements working towards this. Alternatively, if they are creating something comical, do all project elements combine to uphold a sense of a positive experience?
Please have your responses completed by tomorrow night, Tuesday Nov. 20th, by 11:59pm.