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MyTweetFace is a photobooth-like facebook apps that integrating the trends of cam-whoring with social networking services.

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  1. 1. MyTweetFace<br />Integrating cam-whoring and social networking services<br />Farah Liana Binti Abu Bakar<br />1061105377<br />Bachelor of Multimedia (hons) in Media Art<br />Multimedia University, Malaysia<br />
  2. 2. PROJECT PROPOSAL<br />Topic : Cam-whoring + Social Networking = Interactive Photo-installation<br />Theme : Social innovation and new media<br />Background research : <br />An interactive photo-installation usually will works with real-time images and face recognition software. The aim of this installation is to bring people closer together in a playful way. Like many social networking tools on the internet, this installation enables you to connect with other people. It plays with the idea that the virtual world is replacing our social life and therefore wants people to connect in the real world again.<br />Reason : <br />Cam-whore and social networking have become new trends in Malaysia. Definition of cam-whores in Malaysia is differ from foreign country. Cam-whore means anyone who is addicted to taking countless pictures of themselves to post on the internet. Pictures range from conservative face shots to explicit nude photos complete with visible sex acts. But in Malaysia, its means someone who likes taking pictures of himself/herself in all kinds of places. Self obsession is definitely there, but skin showing is not necessary in this context.<br />
  3. 3. PROJECT PROPOSAL<br />Problem Identification :<br />People who like cam-whoring usually like to seek for attention and will use online social network services such as Facebook, MySpace and Friendster as their medium.<br />what is a social network service?<br />"A social network service is an online service, platform, or site that focuses on building and reflecting of social networks or social relations among people, e.g., who share interests and/or activities. A social network service essentially consists of a representation of each user (often a profile), his/her social links, and a variety of additional services." –Wikipedia<br />Aim and Objectives :<br /><ul><li>To experiment how users react on camera
  4. 4. To let users share the fun with the world
  5. 5. To provide people a gadget that can take their picture and share it on their online profile at ease
  6. 6. To provide high technology experience to users
  7. 7. To experiment on different ways of communicating and interacting
  8. 8. To give users new experience of photo sharing</li></li></ul><li>PROJECT PROPOSAL<br />Motivation : <br />Cam-whoring activity and social networking services are much related to today's trends. So, I am trying to adapt this pop cultural into my project.<br />Ideation and Concept: <br />With the technology of Bluetooth 3.0, photo booth and webcam, I have got an idea to plan for this project. By combining all these technologies, I am pretty sure that this application will attract more users. User need to take their picture in front of screen provided. Face detection will be use for this purpose. After their image has been captured, they can start to do basic editing; resize, cropping or rotating. When they are done, they can choose either to download it to their phone or send it straight to their email or social networking account. An extra feature of this application is the ability to connect the user with someone new on social networking services. User can choose their new friend which has been sorted into categories.<br />Design Approach: Photographic, real-time interaction, face detection<br />
  9. 9. RESEARCH & ANALYSIS<br />Definition : <br /><ul><li>Camwhoring- generally means someone who likes taking pictures of themselves in any places or circumstances. They have high self obsession but they did not showing their flesh/skin or something unnecessary in this context. Other than that, people who enjoying camwhoring usually like to seek for attentions and will use online social networking services such as Facebook, MySpace and Friendster as their medium.
  10. 10. Social networking service - a platform for people who have same interest to gather and share their information and experiences virtually using the internet service. </li></ul>Cam-whoring : <br /><ul><li>adaptation from Japanese pop culture and innovation from sticker self-photo booth, mobile camera phone and also compact digital camera.
  11. 11. There are a lot of applications on net that are using the webcam to capture users’ image (adapting the concept of cam-whoring)
  12. 12. A cam-whoreusually like to seek for attentions and will use online social networking services such as Facebook, MySpace and Friendster as their medium.
  13. 13. This trend also can be seen in Malaysian drama and movies.</li></li></ul><li>RESEARCH & ANALYSIS<br />Social Networking Services<br /><ul><li>Facebook ranks no. 1 in the world / Malaysia
  14. 14. Launched in 2004 by Harvard University students for their university social networking.
  15. 15. The Web site designed to put students in touch with one another, share their photos and meet new people
  16. 16. Can be accessed by public on August 2005
  17. 17. Facebook features :</li></ul>Sharing pictures, status updating, Facebook applications, adding friends, events invitation, grouping<br /><ul><li>Facebook applications :</li></ul>Facebook's first-party applications include photos, videos, groups, events, marketplace, posted items, notes and gifts. These are applications developed by Facebook and available to all members.<br />Facebook's third-party applications --there are hundreds of them developed by Facebook members.<br />
  18. 18. RESEARCH & ANALYSIS<br />Case studies<br />SJANSMACHINE<br /><ul><li>This project is a collaboration between Rolf van Gelder, CarminKarasic and Olga Mink. It works with realtime images and face recognition software. They also using the concept of social networking in this project by aiming to bring people close together in a playful way. They want to highlight that the virtual world is replacing our social life and therefore wants people to connect in the real world again.</li></ul> THE WORLD LARGEST PHOTO BOOTH<br /><ul><li>The Photo Booth was housed to promote the exhibition of photographic work by Diane Arbus - ARTIST ROOM On Tour with the Art Fund. The user will take a seat in front of the camera and their series of pictures will be taken by face detection software. These pictures then will be downloaded from the camera and compiled into the style of Diane Arbus'sPolaroid. The images then will be displayed on the big screen and also will be upload on a photostream/social mediasite as their memories of this experience.</li></ul>TRON PHOTO BOOTH<br /><ul><li>Tron photo booth is a self-images photography application that has been developed to promote the movie of Tron Legacy. This photo booth can be founf on stand alone website and also in FB apps. User can take their picture with the background of the scene form the movie, edit it, and upload it on their FB wall.</li></li></ul><li>RESEARCH & ANALYSIS<br />Data Analysis<br /><ul><li>The questionnaires has been hosted online and 30 respondents have taking part.
  19. 19. Their age range is varied but majority of them are teenagers and young adults.
  20. 20. The main reason for them to have SNS account is to be friend and socialize with others.
  21. 21. 70% of respondents have more than 1 SNS accounts
  22. 22. 4 main factors that make them using SNS ; friendship, family, networking and fun.
  23. 23. Majority of them spent 1 -6 hours on SNS to chat, playing games and observing others’ profile
  24. 24. They like to share pictures and video especially own self photos
  25. 25. Taking photo alone is their first choice, followed by with boyfriend/girlfriend and family.
  26. 26. Majority of them are taking and uploading the pictures in their own accounts.</li></li></ul><li>IDEA DEVELOPMENT<br /><ul><li>User will be directed to “Instruction Page” after clicking on “START” button.
  27. 27. After done with the instruction, user may proceed to the next page.</li></ul>User entered interactive area to interact with the application. The developer controlled the program in control centre<br /><ul><li>User then can activate the program by clicking on “START” button
  28. 28. This intro page will provide title, basic description, and also tag line to the user.</li></li></ul><li>IDEA DEVELOPMENT<br /><ul><li>The image taken will be shown up
  29. 29. User will be asked either they like the picture or not
  30. 30. If yes, proceed to next page
  31. 31. If no, back to previous page</li></ul>Terms and Conditions are applied in order to keep this application safe and on track.<br />User need to agree with T&C before proceed to the next page.<br /><ul><li>The camera is triggered by face detection.
  32. 32. The camera will start snapping the pictures when it detects face.</li></li></ul><li>IDEA DEVELOPMENT<br /><ul><li>If the user choose to join the network, they need to key-in their personal data
  33. 33. Personal data : name, age, interest, nationality, sex, language, email
  34. 34. Save the data to proceed to the next stage.</li></ul>User then can edit their pictures<br />Features available:<br /><ul><li>Brightness, saturation, contrast, color
  35. 35. Rotate, move, resize,
  36. 36. Adding background images
  37. 37. When they are done, they may choose either want to download the picture, email it or join the network.
  38. 38. Download
  39. 39. The picture will be sent to user’s phone via Bluetooth
  40. 40. Email
  41. 41. User need to key-in their email address
  42. 42. Join the network
  43. 43. User need to fill-in the form</li></li></ul><li>IDEA DEVELOPMENT<br /><ul><li>MyTweetFace will send friend suggestion to users’ account.
  44. 44. They may add them later.
  45. 45. The reason of using friend suggestion; give user more space to decide either he/she like to be friend with other or not.</li></ul>The data then will be saved and displayed on the screen<br /><ul><li>The image will be floating on the screen
  46. 46. Blue for man, pink for woman (indication)
  47. 47. Click on the images to get to know the person better.
  48. 48. When clicked, the picture will be enlarged
  49. 49. Basic data will be shown
  50. 50. Click “LIKE” to be friend
  51. 51. Click “X” to back to floating images</li></li></ul><li>CONTEXTUAL STUDIES<br />Social Context<br /><ul><li>Connect with others
  52. 52. Socialize people
  53. 53. Self-expression applications</li></ul>Social Networking + Cam-whoring<br /><ul><li>Photo booth-like application
  54. 54. Application on Facebook
  55. 55. Basic editing on the picture
  56. 56. Face detection feature</li></ul>Personal Context<br /><ul><li>Very attached to SNS and cam-whoring
  57. 57. Gain a lot of friends
  58. 58. Sentimental values</li></ul>Institutional Context<br /><ul><li>Social behavior on site
  59. 59. How social behave
  60. 60. How they react towards others on SNS</li></ul>Cultural Context<br /><ul><li>A new trend
  61. 61. A new way of communication
  62. 62. Everyone have atleast 1 SNS profile</li></li></ul><li>FLOWCHART<br />START<br />Skip<br />Yes<br />No<br />Intro<br />Enter<br />Instruction<br />Rules<br />*T&C applied<br />Capturing<br />image<br />Agree<br />Like<br />Yes<br />Edit<br />Publish<br />Yes<br />No<br />No<br />*brightness, saturation, resize, rotate, etc<br />Apps<br />Download picture<br />*via Bluetooth<br />Key-in data<br />Users’ phone<br />*basic personal info<br />Browse Members<br />*categorized<br />Exit<br />Choosing<br />No<br />Like<br />Yes<br />END<br />Add friend<br />
  63. 63. FLOORPLAN<br />Floorplan for MyTweetFace Photo Booth<br />
  64. 64. CONCEPTUAL DIAGRAM<br />Left side view – Interactive area<br />
  65. 65. CONCEPTUAL DIAGRAM<br />Right side view – Control centre<br />
  66. 66. FUNCTIONAL SPECS<br />
  67. 67. FUNCTIONAL SPECS<br />
  68. 68. FUNCTIONAL SPECS<br />
  69. 69. FUNCTIONAL SPECS<br />
  70. 70. FUNCTIONAL SPECS<br />
  71. 71. FUNCTIONAL SPECS<br />
  72. 72. FINAL SYNOPSIS<br />
  73. 73. TEASER<br />The teaser of <br />MyTweetFace<br />
  74. 74. THE END<br />Thanks for your time!<br />