Interactiondesigners develop our digital everyday life. They concept, sketch and create new possibilities of interaction, which are evaluated with functional and technical prototypes.
The book "Prototyping Interfaces – Interactive Sketches with VVVV" covers within 280 pages the applied handling of interactive sketches with the visual programming language VVVV. It is divided into two main chapters, a theoretical and a practical part. The theoretical part concerns the definition and the meaning of the term "prototype" in the designprocess. The practical part of the book branches the basics of the visual programming language VVVV and how to control different electronic components with Arduino and VVVV. Beginning from the use of different sensors and actuators to modern tracking technologies like the xBox Kinect, different examples are explained within a wide range of tutorials.
Additional to the book a website is launched within the user finds the patches for every single example described in the book. Also the website provides technical support and a playground which can be used to upload and share private projects.
"Prototyping Interfaces" is addressed to designstudents, interactiondesigners and media artists.
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Music: "My Headache" by Wake (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Wake/Bonus_Beat_Blast_2011/70_wake-my_headache)
We have always dreamed of flying - but we don't have wings… only Kinects :) Kinect Wings is a gesture controller for Tiny Wings.
Tiny Wings is an incredibly popular and cute iPhone game made by Andreas Illiger. A little bird wants to fly, but his wings are tiny. By using the beautiful hills, he can build up enough speed to fly until the night comes.
We use Synapse to capture the body position of the player with Kinect. It sends the position of the hands to a Processing sketch via OSC, which communicates with an Arduino, handling the tiny servo and capacitive stylus. When the stylus touches the iPhone, the tiny bird flies down to use the hills as jumps.
Bálint Ferenczi, Zoltán Csík-Kovács & Krisztián Gergely hacked and played with Kinect Wings.