The piece incorperates 3 max windows and 2 screens, for the assessment I decided to use my laptop and the projector in the room. The lap top screen was this first image ^ . With instructions and information to the right for the user.
There are 2 ways to get a quote, the fragment of text. The first is through motion. When you click the green box the green LED comes on, on the projector which shows the quotes, the box on the left, motion box starts flicking through quotes. There are studies that show soemthing seen in a glimse can have more effect on the mind, the idea being you glimse soemthing and try and stop the flicking by pressing the green box(on the laptopscreen the user is sat at) and the user then gets a quote, maybe not what they were aiming for but something to look at and think about.
The seperate max patch in the back ground behind this piece is a simple motion catcher that gives out numbers that using max I was able to keep to the 100 quotes. I used the same patch before in the Creative web assessment but made the patch using what I learnt and further help and research after the max sessions and made with this deadline in mind at the same time.
The second quote finder is through drawing! I really love and believe in drawing as a break and I very much see this whole piece as something to do as a break. Here you can draw like I have drawn here (an example of the set up, lap top and projector with a quote) in this example you can scroll across the projector screen to see the quote for either the drawing or the motion.
Just undernieth the drawing is the max for it, when the window is full screen you don’t see this section unless you scroll down. the 2 numbers coming out of the drawing denote the motion and wether someones drawing, the equation they link to is the one I spent some time struggling over as I found the way of explaining what I wanted to max in equation form a bit triky, I feel I sort of stubled upon the rite equasion in the end and as it worked celebrated and didnt question it much. After that max tells it to translate the number into 1 to 100 and send the image to the ‘frag2′ window, which is on the projector screen.
So if you were to see both quotes at once this would be the result. I think seeing 2 at once is also interesting as you are likely to start making connections between them and perhaps give you more to think about.
During the assessment the point that came up from everyone were bits like what if the drawings could be attatched or intergrated with the quotes so you can see the previous drawings – this one I had thought about perhaps with a different visual but was one of those things that went down to the deadline. I think I perhaps take a bit more time over cultivating the idea so that when I get it developed I have less time on the programming. Aother point was to intergrate the 2 quotes windows so if you were using the motion you would only see that one and if you were using the drawing you would only see that one – this I have to say only became apparent to me when I got in the room 25mins early to test the piece with the projector and check about unseen issues that may occur with the second screen, this being one of them as ideally there would have been more space between the 2 quotes was my thought at the time but haveing the max set up so it was one quote or other could work as well. Although at the same time as this I quite liked seeing the 2 quotes there at once.
The idea of what I came out with was a fragment of the day that could be spent thinking about a fragmen of text that that might be soemthing you take time thinking over or just glance at, gaining this through either motion or through drawing, drawing which I wanted to be the focus as I feel drawing is left out of the lives of far too many.