Interactiondesigners develop our digital everyday life. They concept, sketch and create new possibilities of interaction, which are evaluated with functional and technical prototypes.
The platform “Prototyping Interfaces – Interactive Sketches with VVVV” consists of a book, which covers the applied handling of interactive sketches with the visual programming language VVVV within 280 pages and a website.
The book 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.
The website completes the platform by providing the reader with all the patches of the examples in the book and further informations, like links to drivers or other external websites. Further the website allows people to ask questions regarding the examples and provides a “playground” sector, where the readers can show own projects, inspired by the book, or can write own tutorials and provide the source codes for the community. This way, the platform can evolve and develop itself further.
“Prototyping Interfaces” is addressed to designstudents, interactiondesigners and media artists. For more information, please refer to www.prototypinginterfaces.com
Markus Lorenz Schilling
and Mark Lukas
HfG Schwäbisch Gmünd
Bachelor semester 11/12
Prof. Hartmut Bohnacker
and Prof. Ralf Dringenberg