ECAL/University of art and design Lausanne
Lantal is opening the “Fabric of Light” exhibition on Saturday, October 27, 2012. It showcases imaginary and interactive installations with glimpses of the future in textile design. The exhibition was conceived and implemented by students enrolled in the Media & Interaction Design unit of the ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne.
c/o Lantal Textiles
Abdelkhalek Ali-Eddine, Antille Célia, Colombini David, Hänni Océane, Lohscheidt Matthias, Meltz Sylvain, Muzzin Benjamin, Saglio Pauline, Vandewalle Marion.
Augmented reality software: CV-LAB / EPFL (Julien Pilet)
Video: Barret Emile, Minguet Matthieu.
ECAL diploma 2008 | Camille Scherrer
Best european design diploma award 2008 - Prix Pierre Bergé
PART OF GIVE ME MORE / EPFL+ECAL lab
soft: Julien Pilet, CV-lab
support: EPFL+ECAL lab
Knot (e) is a device that offers a new way of using objects that we connect to our mobile devices. The prototypes, shown in the form of a rope, harness themselves to revisit the new node as input data. As an extension of a conventional listening device, it allows the user to generate visual and sound compositions. The intersection of the rope amplifies the signal. Conversely, the absence of knots and curves restores the application to its original position. Each prototype has its own forms, colours, atmospheres and sound effects.
During the writing of my thesis, I was led by my interest in the theories of John Maeda and Hiroshi Ishii. The former describes the idea of "tangible bytes" and proposes to reduce the separation between digital information and physical space. Inspired by the work of Ishii, one of Maeda’s theories questions the importance of simplicity of language in the human / machine interaction. This project allowed me to explore new types of interactions around a physical object. The research allowed me the opportunity to respond to a critical analysis concerning the increase of already existing technologies, through the use of simple and already perfectly ergonomic objects.
LANGUAGES : OPENFRAMEWORKS / C++ / Objective-C
SOFTWARE : ARDUINO / PURE DATA
During the first half of 3rd year at ECAL, I made an installation project based on the visualization of sound. I am interested in how the spectator is immersed in the interactive piece in the presence of this element. I decided to continue my research on the themes of sound and atmosphere.
Sona is an experimental game on iPad inspired by the classic "Simon game." The universe is composed of enigmatic sound paintings that the spectator must solve through simple interactions. The game is played with headphones to focus attention on the sound.
This project allowed me to study in detail the acoustic phenomena and how we store and perceive sounds. The immersion and sound have become essential elements for me in an interactive project.
This project implements a faceted structure placed on a plinth to support the content, which permits interaction with the content by touching it. The installation allows different forms of representations and interactions to be explored with a solid display. In order for the shape to become a surface of multi-touch visualisation, it was necessary to design a shape in heat-welded semi-transparent plastic which allows the projection and detection of fingers from inside the structure. I then made a structure in welded steel which supports the system of projection and detection on the shape. The software used allows detection with a display that is specific to the faces and their orientations. Making the installation required more work from me than producing the software. In fact, in the projects which I have undertaken to date, there was no material construction to implement and this was consequently the first time that I addressed the problems of ergonomics, scale, solidity, etc. I particularly liked not just working on the code of a software programme but also on its material implementation.
ECAL - Bachelor Media&Interaction Design
The Media&Intercation Design Unit is part of the Visual Communication Department at ECAL/University of art and Design Lausanne.
THE COURSE AIMS TO GIVE STUDENTS IN-DEPTH SKILLS IN
- The artistic direction of visual communication projects
- Interaction Design
- Interactive Application (web and mobile)
- Motion Design
- Development of reactive and interactive systems and environments
- Communication and Digital Identity
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