Express Yourself

Since the start of this project, I have sometimes noticed that the way I tell people about it is unclear. I have done so much research and stumbled upon so many interesting things and it all gets muddled up into a mess of words, spoken as quickly as possible to get as much info into one sentence as the listener will bear. And sometimes not. A bit like in the sentence before last, if you will.

This is why I liked this post summarising Winston Churchill’s advice for speaking clearly and concisely. Actually I think it goes for writing as well. Ok, I’m off practising now.

A Long List of Ideas that May or May Not Have Anything to do with Light Scribing and May or May Not Exist Already

  1. Fire making model- hard work at first, but then easy to share
  2. Holographic film inside real world
  3. Group knitting
  4. Dome of light- personal space
  5. Capture cityscape light/ traffic in pictures
  6. Trail follower games
  7. Lightscribe app: making and sharing pictures
  8. Crayon graffiti
  9. Lightscribe photography competition
  10. Recipe email chain letter Continue reading

Colour Changing Light Source

If you would play this video on your smartphone while Lightscribing, I am sure it would give a nice effect.


And why not program the phone to generate a random color sequence, like the screensaver this video was taken from?

The Crucial Factors applied to Light Scribing

In the next user evaluation, I would like to find out more about what values and meaning user describe to Light Scribing. But what are the best questions to ask? Using my own version of the Top 10 Needs for a Positive User Experience by Sheldon (2001), I will start to chalk up some possible questions to ask. Hopefully they give me some kind of framework to at least look at the whole experience from different angles. Continue reading

Scenario of Light Scribing User Experience

A quick and dirty scenario of the actions a user could perform using the proposed concept. The central question remains: Why would teenagers want to do Light Scribing?

Glowsticks

I bought some glowsticks. Now I didn’t expect much from them, but it said ‘glow’ on┬áthe tin so I thought it would be something useful for the Light Scribing project. Continue reading

Carry-on Light Sources

I really like the idea to use readymade, simple light sources to paint light with. One issue that was offered by coach Rob Tieben, was that parts of the installation could get stolen or vandalised. If Continue reading

Cellphone Painting

Image

As I was curious about the light painting technique, I started to do some very simple shots with my cheap digital camera. I put it on a 10s. self-timer and Continue reading