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After the meeting on Monday I was suggested to look up Golan Kevin and Jenny Holtzer.

Golan’s, ‘Audiovisual Environmental Suite’:

Golan Kevin ‘Audiovisual Environmental Suite’ focuses on the movements of the participant to dictate the visual patterns produced through a projected interface. Obviously there’s some processing behind the visuals and participant movements, and previous research has led me to focus more on the visual meaning and how the viewer reacts to the information presented to them, rather then the coding needed to make these react as a live feed.

Looking at the visuals used in his works has helped me visualise a way of representing information in a graphic form here are some tests I’ve made using After Effects, eventhough it may not be a live feed its a illustrated method of showing how music and online communication over the internet may look like:

Single track.

Numerous tracks.

Added online chatter to interpret the amount of music information is on the internet that people play and download all the time.

After being asked about what this video was and what it had to do with the internet, I had my doubts about using this as a clear message about information overload on the internet.

Random information in the form of quotes, test random selection via javascript.

Link to simple visual overload: suggestions to further engulf audience.

Through this BLOG I was directed to this SITE which is considerably more complex then my random quote section test. It takes the drop down search bar on Google into a more visual and abstract method of presenting optional information.

What do you suggest is a similar concept where the links between a selected word varies from low to high association so the program could pick out a word that means the opposite, or that has the same  meaning, or links it to how you would structure that word in a  sentence, etc…

Simon Everly a web designer posted this in his blog about some interesting patterns he discovered while testing out these ‘suggestion’ sites:

‘There are some recurring themes which have emerged as I’ve been playing with the site during its creation. Among other things, it seems people do rather a lot of searching on the topics of music, religion and relationships.

Sometimes the results are sad, like the people searching for free ebooks on relationships for dummies, and sometimes hopeful like looking for love.

Health is also a recurring theme with the names of medicines, diseases and symptoms appearing over and over again.

Differences and similarities are often highlighted between males and females.’

‘The power of suggestion’ Simon Everly

(Accessed Feb 14 2010 )

Harvard Gazette

  • Mastered and managed- each generation it gets bigger, overloads student.

e.g.:

‘Information is Beautiful’ by David McCandless, collection of collaborations with designers. Specific information, filtered.

Jordan Blood-Orbis. Typeface based on sound wave of letters A-Z.

This link is a quick animation I did for a targeting system. Its just a start and I won’t use it as I just wanted to get the ball moving. I’m looking into simpler shapes, and clever design solutions like the first link presented.

Talking with Gareth we striped back all the layers in the research to get to the fundamental content and theme (reached dead end with social networking and collaboration). Funnily enough all my research all point to information overload. The whole research shows too much information that I cannot chose which way to go. Yesterday I had a meeting with Eva and Ben in a group meeting and looking at MK12’s interpretation of future interface with touch screen I cooked up an emulation based on Ghost in a Shell and a few designs I remembered from the 90’s. Animating it was quite fun and enjoyable to do rather then seeing it as a static image, and I’ve been waiting to get it out of my system to do:

I’d admit I didn’t get the chance to show another ideas which was a shame, but that would have taken me a few days to do. Looking into simpler shapes and gaining influence from MK12’s focus on how shapes animate together to link up bit of information on a screen, it was a different way of presenting information with how the interface present the information. Then both Ben and Eva mentioned this:


Which I was able to get by asking around.

Reminded me of this (MK12):

I think their fears is me producing something similar to this, so they push to get different results.

Experimenting with various methods that can filter out information (not necessary information that is useless), like cone shaped glasses so you can only see through the holes at the end, to making a sound proof box (human size) void of light. See where this could lead towards making something, there’s a feeling of floating around without any direction, and I would rather have something solid to work and aim towards soon, before its too late.

I abandoned an early idea with creating my own website icon buttons and creating a sea interpretation of buttons, to express the amount of websites in the internet. Here were some of the icons I designed.

Which I was able to get by asking around.Reminded me of this (MK12):

I think their fears is me producing something similar to this, so they push to get different results.

Experimenting with various methods that can filter out information (not necessary information that is useless), like cone shaped glasses so you can only see through the holes at the end, to making a sound proof box (human size) void of light. See where this could lead towards making something, there’s a feeling of floating around without any direction, and I would rather have something solid to work and aim towards soon, before its too late.



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