LDT Seminar – Master's Project – Week 5 – Update

Have been trying to focus on putting together an initial prototype for LXD.

Since the idea was to have a talking virtual character, I decided that it would be interesting for the instructor to talk back as well.

This sparked the notion that speach is a very effective way of ‘tangibilizing’ your thoughts in a spontaneous and maybe more authentic manner than writting down. Speaking is a way of exposing your internal schema, your knowledge, and your skillset. Hearing someone speak, instead of reading, adds nuances of tone, importance, cadence, and vigor that are challenging to replicate in writting.

With that I started looking at this particular interaction’s core loop:


Which evolved to this:

Core Loops.png

And this prototype – much work needed – first step towards tangibilizing the interface and focusing on the relevant functionality.