Scribbit Virtual Pen 1.0 by Vanessa Roa Spring 2012 Major Studio 2
BRAINSTORMING PROCESSWhen I first started brainstorming the ideas forthis, I wanted to link together the wallsbathroom stalls with technology somehow.Since bathroom stalls are still a way wecreatively communicate with people usingpictures and graphic drawings as a means toexpress ourselves ironically (or not), I wanted toexplore how to bring that means ofcommunication to the internet in the means of asocial network.To elaborate, there are already websites likethis, that use sketch software to bringanonymous users together.
SCRIBBIT VIRTUAL PENNow that Ive elaborated on how I imagined mysocial network working, How would my pen fallinto this?Utilizing some scanning software that would workover a wireless network, the pen would connectover the internet via computer and scan eachstroke I make on paper. It would calculate andmeasure the length and thickness of the strokeand transcribe it to create one seamless image.Utilizing a broken antennae, a pen, a key hookand a bead, I created a dummy prototype.
SCRIBBIT VIRTUAL PENWhat Im hoping to accomplish, once the pen isdone loading the strokes, is to save the image itcreates to the Scribbit profile. From there, otherusers can see your drawing and you can togglethe ability to allow them to add onto it or not. So itcombines the means of communicating throughtechnology as well as through another surface.Ive created a mock up of how I imagined thesoftware working. While the video wouldnt be themost accurate presentation of how the pen wouldwork, this is the end result of what I envision forScribbit Virtual Pen, on a grander scale.
CoNCLUSION- The graphics in my video arent what I finallyimage for how the graphics should beanimated/move, I would possibly tweak this a littlemore in After Effects.- I plan on building a protoype website. Im hopingthat come next weekend, I can explore thegraphics I created in Illustrator to make the fulltransition to HTML.- Not sure how I would create the pen. But I wouldexplore my options.
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