Material Data Visualization - The Body Project
Material Data Visualization created to discover the correlations between human emotions and electronic devices. The data was collected through colour-coded forms, corresponding to different emotions, that could be filled out by participants and placed into a clear plastic body. The data was then later collected and transferred to a website and integrated into augmented reality. This project included several phases: research, ideation, development, execution, and augmented reality.
Research - Discovery of precedents and correct information that would be displayed.
Ideation - Exploration of possible ways in which we could effectively collect data from individuals on a physical level. Different types of brainstorming were used to achieve a solid idea
Development - The data collector was hand-built form tape, wood, vinyl and paper forms.
Execution - The display was left up for two weeks for students to interact with. Choosing the emotion they felt and filling out a short survey, then placing it inside the body.
Augmented Reality - After two weeks the data was collected from inside the body, sorted and synthesized. A website was created along with accompanying augmented reality elements. Students, in real-time, could point their phones at the body and see an overlay of the data that was previously collected.
Design - Austin Coll, Kathryn Hoffart, Natasha Konwitschny, Johanna Lunzmann