Express Wearable — finger heart — Ziqi Guo

Finger Heart

https://youtu.be/axkomlSJ1zA

Concept

-Idea & Inspiration-

The finger heart glove was inspired by the popular pose “finger heart”. The initial finger heart gesture was from Korea. It is a gesture that represents a “heart”. It might be the latest and most trending way of making a heart with your hands to show people some love in Korea. It’s also an idea of expressing positive emotions such as “like,” “enjoy,” or “prefer”.

-What I’m creating-

In this assignment, I am trying to enhance the gesture with wearable techniques being used. With this design, people could see the gesture more clearly wherever they are in the dark or the bright place. To be able to do this, I decided to use LEDs as my majority tool, as well as the Circuit Playground Express.

Objective

-Why I’m trying to execute this concept-

I think there are a lot of different ways for people to express their emotions or current moods, usually from their outfits or actions. Gesture, as a creative and universal language, could help people communicate with each other in a “subliminal” way. For example, people would raise their hands in the class to show their will of answering questions, when people feel a sense of surprise, they would cover their mouth with their hands to show their happiness, when they found their friends in a long-distance, they will wave to each other… Those gestures, in my mind, are more tacit ways to communicate and express people’s emotions. So, I really want to enhance those ideas to make special communications in a more creative way. In an applied method, the glove that I created made people being able to show their gestures at night. I was expecting to make them being visualized and being highlighted.

Process

-step1-

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-step2-

Here I tried both series and Parallel circuits, I later found that the Parallel circuit showed a better result in the case of lighting.

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-step3-

I drew a simulating circuit based on what I expected it to be like in the real life.

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-step4-

I firstly made one LED and then connect that with another because the parallel circuit was abstracted and easy to be wrong.

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Final Images

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Parts list

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Next steps 

  1. I could like to find a better fabric to cover the surface of the glove and make a better outlook.
  2. I have another idea to be achieved, I had drawn it down including the circuit and how to apply that with the current circuit– I’m trying to have another gesture being triggered — an “OK” gesture. When people do that gesture, the Circuit Playground Express will make a sound as well as light up. 61fbad3bd5f19db50a7e42cd2f5ae6a

Code

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Reference

Prior, O. & Yoyo (2021). Basic Circuits & Circuit Demonstration [Online Lecture]. Retrieved from https://canvascloud.ocadu.ca/courses/1271/pages/basic-circuits-and-circuit-demonstration-~30-min?module_item_id=108562

KOREA NOW (2018). What is finger heart? Retrieved                                          from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUOauUNqMYg 

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Aesthetics of the forest

https://youtu.be/Woc7aRKrFo8

I created an aesthetic experience – walk through a field/forest full of different trees and plants.

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For the audio of my composition I implemented the sounds of the nature, (such as chirping of birds, wind, water, etc); as well as added some calm lo fi music as a background for a better experience of the illustration.

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I wanted to create something calm and peaceful; that brings a relaxing atmosphere in this crazy world right now.

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Watch Out Game (Dharini Kapoor)

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Video Link:

https://youtu.be/kk3rs9M__GU

Watch Out!! Something would pop up anyhow, while playing this game. Click on the targets and aim by using the skills you have. This is a fun game and great interactivity with users, through the help of the spooky feeling and moreover. To having a better experience in the game put the volume 100% and play the game. It is an individual game where you need your phone/laptop and follow the instructions given. 

Genre :

The game involves a Strategy that would be utilized in an efficient manner through users strategizing by using their phones.

 

Platforms 

 

  • Mobile: IOS and Android
  • Mac/Windows

Aesthetics/Environement

 

Overview 

 

Use your device and check out what happens next through your good aiming skills by receiving to the last level and increasing your score throughout. In viewing the main part of this game that means WATCH OUT!! you will have to meet the requirements. The main outcome of this game is for users to interact with their devices and the way they play the game efficiently, the feeling and sensations bring out a greater experience as a whole.

 

Character Design 

 

  • Spookiness face expression
  • Targets for users to aim
  • Centipede at the end

 

Models and Assets

For the background and characters the usage of 2d and 3d models would be utlilized.

 

MoodBoard /Color scheme

The background would be natural animated design made on Photoshop and Procreate. It gives out a feeling of nature and a clear background. This is one of the main background which is being used for the game where I made on Photoshop. 

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Audio

 

The audio used is a suspense as this game is meant to scare the users and the feeling of spookyness being depicted as different elements are being eliminated throughout the game.

 

Mechanics :

The interactivity of the way users would be engaging in playing the game and moving around on the screen where the ghost/scary expression would be shown is the way users would be utilizing through their device. This game uses the mechanics of Interactivity.

Narrative :

Each user would have a different way in using the app on their device, the narration in this would be the way users would want the app to move on, the way the characters signal would be, the way they aim and target and move on to the next level.