Making a globe shaped picture browser

I love travelling, but I think it’s always quite boring to show pictures to people. So I’m currently working on a project that should hopefully make the experience a little bit more interesting and interactive. What I want to do is a globe-shaped, arduino-based photo album. Basically, the globe would be used as a controller. First, you’d pick the “album”, -classified by countries- by touching it, and then you’d browse the pictures by spinning the globe ...

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How to make stalker masks

Through my current job as interaction designer in Switzerland, I had the chance to develop the storytelling of a six months long exhibition that is currently taking place in the museum Art et Collections, in Crans Montana.
The pieces that are displayed are traditional Swiss masks, carved in the Lötschental valley, in Wallis. This tradition has been ongoing for centuries now, and those masks are beautiful, fascinating and strange at the same time...

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Experimenting with adobe Character Animator

I recently had the occasion to experiment a little bit with Adobe Character Animator, and I must say I was pretty impressed with it.
Basically, it allows you to animate a character -a simple .psd or .ai file- with really accurate face and eye tracking. All you need to do is just sit in front of a camera (generally the computer’s webcam), and it will track your face, detect blink...

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Happilee or how to represent computer feelings

2016 was a big year for me. I graduated from ECAL, and I got a first (exciting!) job as design intern at PAN studio, London. I did various things, and one of the projects that I worked on is called HAPPILEE, a physical movement game in which players must rescue a small, obsolete robot that is prone to dying when exposed to ”data hotspots”. In the game, the only way to save HAPPILLEE (the robot), is by taking it in your hands, and walk through an ...

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How to play darts with the world

My starting point was a recurrent thought that I had, and that I called the paradox of distances: we live an era where we have all the technology we need to know exactly, within meters, distances between geographic points. We can even explore the whole world with our phones or computers, thanks to softwares like google maps and others. Yet, we are unable to grasp those distances when they become too big, and they are ...

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