Melokey is a handheld key-triggered sound gadget. Sounds are able to be generated and modulated according to three parameters: shape of the key’s profile, the deepness it goes in, the rotation value of the key. With further control pannel you can switch how the parameter are mapped to the sounds quality. Since each key has a unique profile, the sounds also differ. The gadget can also be played by multiple people.
Open Army Knife was done in the workshop for Encrypt Communication, which aim is to Design Ultra Private and Secure Communication Tools and Services. addressed designerly ways of exploring, ideating and evaluating new concepts for ultra private and secure communication. It was Starting with theoretical and methodological assignments students went through a generic interaction design process to elaborate thoughtful, desirable and inspiring tools and services enabling trustworthy conversations between two or more people.
Lectureers are Stefano Vannotti and Alexander Wilhelm.
Method & Strategy: User Experience Test, Moodboard, Application Survey, Service Design Method, Storyboard
This piece is done during the “Hack for Air” Beijing Hackathon event and was done within 48 hours as a prototype of the whole project. We utilized the solenoid as an “Aerometer” detecting the level of PM2.5 level in the mega-city Beijing. All the solenoids are mounted on the foldable and manipulatable lamp arms. The knocking sounds produced by solenoid corresponded to the PM2.5 values monitored by the script running on mac. The whole structure attempts to mimicry a mechanic arm signifying the physical ecology outside.
ReRun Mario is an experimental and interactive installation. It allows people to play Super-Mario with a running machine. It intuitively transfer the control pannel into the human gesture inc. run forward and backward, jump etc.
ReRun Mario has been exhibited in2012 Maker Carnival Beijing, which is China’s first Maker Faire.