Monday, 12 March 2007

Networked Design - Information Structure

I have mapped out all the information I have found in to a timeline. Each colour represents a different catergory.

Sunday, 11 March 2007

Interactive Narrative - Interactive Film Design

My idea for this project is to create an interactive music video. The main body of the film will be a performance video where the user can select different angles to watch throughout. They can also select what they want to listen to. I have built a very simple demonstrator of this idea.
I built it in flash so if you have flash player installed you should be able to use it. So far it is only a demonstrator, so I have only used still images and not included any sounds.
please get in contact if there are any problems.

The four faces at the top are the buttons to select which member you watch. The widescreen symbol, top right, changes the view to widescreen. In this screen there are 4 extra buttons enabling you to mute sound coming from a certain member.

So far I quite like the idea, but I would like to include more narrative. So I am working on a short story based around the events prior to the bands video shoot. This will also be interactive. I am looking in to how much work will be involved in the technical implementation of the video before I decide whether to take on the other part of the film.

Thursday, 8 March 2007

Networked Design - Information Structure

Your task for the next week is to develop three concepts for a structure for the information you have collected. In doing this you should consider not just the pieces of information but more importantly the relationships between these.

I began by looking at the examples Musicovery and Thinkmap's Visual Thesaurus.

My first idea is a chronological structure, based on a timeline.My second idea is influenced by the narrative structure of Robert Coover's Babysitter.My third idea is an attempt to relate the structure to the object I have chosen.During this exercise I found it hard to envisage a structure for the information due to the fact that at this stage I can't visualise all the information I have collected. It's now clear I need to finish my research and then map out what I have found. Indicating all the links and if needs be further research to find more links between the information I have found.
So far my favorite idea is the 3rd structure. I need to develop this further after mapping the information, and hopefully come up with a way of linking the information between catergories.