Style Wars

Style Wars is a two-player game that tests the player’s reaction and speed. The game is simple and only consists of a game unit with an integrated camera, speakers and a score-keeping system. The game functions as follows: The two players prepare for battle standing…

Confetti Time

No Panic is a java game (realized with processing by Alessandro Filippi and Chiara Toncich) where the player has to annihilate countdown displays popping out at an ever-increasing pace. As the player misses them, the display get “flooded” by a virtual tide. Confetti Time push…

Face-Off!

What is the game/interaction? Face-Off is a collaborative game where two people must work together to keep the music going by dancing at the right time, within the right boundaries. The game was created using motion-tracking with Adobe Flash. How does it work? The game…

Crafting with current

The workshop is intended to provide students with skills in relation to Physical-Computing discipline , connecting the virtual information with physical ambient manipulation. The workshop will focus on exercising techniques, on hacking toys and on binding domestic electronics to massive digital “data pools”. At the…

TOY VIEW

Prologue Barbie. The blond plastic icon. An extremely popular toy and the main source of revenue for Mattel. Back in the 60’s, Barbies were selling like iPods on Black Friday. Marching vigorously through the 70’s and 80’s, the army of Barbie dolls generated a hefty…

Campus Party 2008

Playing on interaction design – Campus Party 2008 – Valencia The workshop tries to offer a kind of “walkthrough” to the world of physical-computing and rapid prototyping, in a non-technical and playful way. The workshop was designed to accommodate participants that may not have much…

Flyngers Controller

What is it? Flyngers is a conceptual platform consisting four customized controllers made for playing Guitar Hero – like games (1). After examining the way users play such games (“Frets on Fire“, mostly), few basic conclusions became clear: * Playing “Frets on Fire” using a…

Diffiti / Digital Graffiti

Imagine a typical first day of school at Naba University, Milan. You come in, slapping high-fives with your mates and start an intensive workshop for creating interactive digital graffiti (Diffiti), designing small computer games, and project your content all over the school walls. On other…