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.ch + vimeo.com/channels/ecalmid

    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.

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  2. Tutors: Alain Bellet, Gael Hugo, Christophe Guignard
    ECAL / University of Art and Design, Lausanne Switzerland
    Bachelor Media & Interaction Design
    ecal.ch + vimeo.com/channels/ecalmid

    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.

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  3. Tutors: Alain Bellet, Gael Hugo, Christophe Guignard
    ECAL / University of Art and Design, Lausanne Switzerland
    Bachelor Media & Interaction Design
    ecal.ch + vimeo.com/channels/ecalmid

    Music by Colleen from the album "Colleen et les boîtes à musique"
    Tracks: "John Levers the Ratchet", "Will You Gamelan for Me?", "Please Gamelan Again", "Your heart is so loud"
    All tracks written by Cécile Schott (SACEM), Used courtesy of The Leaf Label and the artist
    theleaflabel.com - colleenplays.org

    Little Boxes is a music box concept for iPad. It consists of a tangible part composed of three separate music boxes that interact with an iPad and an application. When placing one of the boxes on the iPad, it recognizes it and activates. The idea is that each box contains its own universe revealed by the action of the crank with an animation and melody proper to each. The aim is to give a new dimension to the music box, and transcribe visual sensations that don't exist in a standard music box. This work reflects my desire to play with the physical and digital elements by making them interact. It allowed me to embrace different areas, and confront myself with creative and technical challenges. The result is the creation of a world through the music box, where everyone can enter and interact with it. The tracks used for this project are courtesy of the french artist Colleen / Album "Colleen et les boîtes à musique" (bit.ly/NfdsLk).

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  4. Tutors: Alain Bellet, Gael Hugo, Christophe Guignard
    ECAL / University of Art and Design, Lausanne Switzerland
    Bachelor Media & Interaction Design
    ecal.ch + vimeo.com/channels/ecalmid

    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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  5. 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.

    ostrario.com/work/pyramid-cascades/

    Tutor: Alain Bellet
    Bachelor Media & Interaction Design

    mid.ecal.ch
    ecal.ch

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ECAL - Bachelor Media&Interaction Design

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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 COURSE AIMS TO GIVE STUDENTS IN-DEPTH SKILLS IN
- 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 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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