ECAL - Bachelor Media&Interaction Design

  1. Tutors: Alain Bellet, Gael Hugo, Christophe Guignard
    ECAL / University of Art and Design, Lausanne Switzerland
    Bachelor Media & Interaction Design + ECAL - Bachelor Media&Interaction Design

    Spin motion is an iPhone application that allows you to create and share stop-motions.
    On shared animations one can participate in the realisation by adding an image at the end. It will create two types of animations, made either by a person or exquisite corpse.

    The application is divided into three parts:
    - The creation is made frame by frame. For each picture taken, a main line that crosses the screen trough its middle is a guide to align something on it. This line turns a few degrees after each shot to make a complete revolution.
    - The visualisation is effected by turning the iPhone, making the animation play forward or backward. The baseline created by using the guide remains horizontal when the screen rotates.
    - Modifying stop-motions allows you to rework animations and to share them.

    I developed a lot of knowledge in the ergonomics and the design of a sharing interface on iPhone.

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  2. Physical 3D-objects made of polystyrene and paper, mounted on servomotors, create the projection surface
    for a beamer. Virtual 2D-pyramids are mapped on these physical objects. The user can interact with the
    installation via a trackpad. By moving the finger on the trackpad, the physical pyramids and the virtual
    pyramids rotate simultaneously, creating an illusion of glowing pyramids. By clicking on the trackpad, small
    projected balls fall down from the top of the surface and collide with the pyramids. Each collision produces
    a synthetic bell-like sound, depending on the side and size of the hit surface. The circle-cascade works
    like a sequencer. Every dropped circle is repeated after two bars. This installation thus enables melodies
    to be created in a playful manner. I set it up as an adobe air application that communicates through a serial connection with an Arduino Board to control the servomotors. This serial communication was mainly maintained with the AS3Glue lib. For the 2D-physics I used the AS3 port of the powerful Box2D physics engine by Erin Catto.
    The sound was synthetically generated by the air application with the Tonfall AS3 framework by
    Andre Michelle. It was my first experiment with video-projection mapping and from the outset I was amazed by the
    simplicity and expressiveness of this technique. I like the possibility of combining virtual and physical
    elements to create something in-between by blurring their borders. I think the most interesting aspect of
    Pyramid Cascades is its virtual imitation of physical laws and the way its impression is intensified by interacting with physical objects.

    Tutor: Alain Bellet
    Bachelor Media & Interaction Design

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  3. Les inscriptions pour le concours d'entrée en 1er année Bachelor sont ouvertes jusqu'au 27 avril 2012.

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    Registrations for 1st year Bachelor admitions are open untill april 27th 2012

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  4. Each student was assigned a letter, they had to write manual to allow anyone to built the letter the way they wanted it you can see in this video the students building their letter. This project was followed by Alain Bellet and Angelo Benedetto.

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  5. ECAL / University of Art and Design, Lausanne Switzerland
    A selection of projects made 3D course by first year students in Media and Interaction Design
    Tutors : Patrick Keller
    Music : Moa Pillar - Water Lilly + ECAL - Bachelor Media&Interaction Design

    Images : Marius Aeberli, Ali-Eddine Abdelkhalek, Joelle Aeschlimann, Célia Antille, Simeon Brandner, Maxime Castelli, Guillaume Chabot, Barbara Ciampa, David Colombini, Guillaume Coquoz, Alexandre Devaud, Simon de Diesbach, Dimitri Dimoulitsas, Marc Dubois, Victor, Férier, Karian Foehr, Russlan Gaynutdinov, Océanne Haenni, Willy Hadorn, Lucien Langton, Matthias Sven Lohscheidt, Aurélien Haslebacher, Belinda Hoessly, Jonas Lacôte, Sylvain Meltz, Edoardo Parini, Léa Piccard, Matthieu Minguet, Benjamin Muzzin, Marcello Pautasso, Laura Perrenoud, Pierre-Xavier Puissant, Mathieu Rivier, Alice Robbiani, Pauline Saglio, Alexandre Simonin, Donati Tessa, Chi-Binh Trieu, Marion Vandewalle

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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 artistic direction of visual communication projects
- Interaction…

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The Media&Intercation Design Unit is part of the Visual Communication Department at ECAL/University of art and Design Lausanne.

- 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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