Disc Jockey’s (DJ’s) and Video Jockey’s (VJ’s) are professionals that work alongside each other. While it looks like they present one performance, most of the time they work as solo artists, not communicating with each other. The VJ in this case is the person that ‘follows’ the DJ.
With the Fuse 1.0 design I tried to facilitate communication between DJ and VJ, by allowing the DJ to scan his records through RFID tokens, which triggers a sample at the VJ workstation. The VJ could then anticipate on the record the DJ is about to mix in, matching the sound with an according image on cue. The VJ could also send images to the DJ, which he then could use for input to find matching records. This way communication is two-way, bringing status of DJ and VJ to the same level.
The design of Fuse 1.0 still allows for further development. In this design it is still a bit unclear when who should follow whom, plus it only anticipates an in the moment flow, while a DJ for instance is already working in a scheme of three records ahead. There is still much opportunity in this field for design.