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JASON OCCHIPINTI EXERCISE I

ITGM 705: INTERACTIVE DESIGN + MEDIA APPLICATIONS SAVANNAH COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN SCAD PROFESSOR: David Meyers FALL QUARTER, 2010

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OVERVIEW

For this assignment I have conceptualized an interactive bokeh art creator for the iOS platform on the iPad hardware. This software could also theoretically be ported to other pads (such as ones using Google’s Android Operating System). Users can utilize this piece of software to create custom bokeh designs based on their own preferences. To use this software, the users will first click on the icon on their iPad desktop. From there, the user will be presented with a splash screen while the application initializes, followed by a series of controls. These controls are used to customize the bokeh artwork. Users of Photoshop will find some of these customization controls familiar, as many mimic those found in the standard brush properties palette. Users can alter the size of the bokehs, colors, saturation, transparency, randomization, size and shape jitter, among many other properties and characteristics. Once the design is completed, the users can chose to save their designs on their hard drive, or upload them to their Flickr or Picassa account. Users can also save their own preferences, and view other bokeh designs from other users around the world via geolocation data saved to completed images.

on-screen controls can be considered procedural, since the interface defines a set of pre-built procedures that are utilized to create changes to their images and accomplish their goal. Since our end products get uploaded to flickr, and tagged with geolocation data, we create what could be called a spacial node. Other users, for example one in Japan could move around the interface, and find a bokeh design created in a certain location (in Germany, for instance). This added online interactivity could also be considered encyclopedic, because via the internet, the users will have access to a library of other designs created by other users around the world.

MURRAY’S CHARACTERISTICS This application embodies all of the characteristics mentioned by Murray in our course texts. This application is participatory, because it supplies various on-screen controls for the user to customize, to create a custom design of their own. The very nature of this application encourages participation in an activity, to create and share an end product with the rest of the world. Likewise, our

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MENU SYSTEM The overall menu system, located to the left allows the user to select the various functions of this app. From there, the user can save their files, alter their bokeh imagery, and log into Flickr or Picassa to upload or view the work of others.

PROPERTIES MENU Each menu item has a series of properties that can be altered.

BOKEH IMAGE PREVIEW As properties are adjusted , the image will dynamically change. This preview image can be touched to expand it further in the iPad window.

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MENU SYSTEM The overall menu system, located to the left allows the user to select the various functions of this app. From there, the user can save their files, alter their bokeh imagery, and log into Flickr or Picassa to upload or view the work of others.

PROPERTIES MENU Each menu item has a series of properties that can be altered.

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WORLD VIEW Users can navigate and zoom in on a virtual globe and find other bokeh images from around the world. Above the world view is a back button, where users can return to the previous properties menu.

LARGER BOKEH IMAGE PREVIEW When a user zooms into the globe and touches a single dot, a larger image preview is shown on the bottom of the screen. The user can then press this image for a fullscreen preview.

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Interactive Bokeh Creator  

Interactive Bokeh Creator

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