Exercise 1: Stop Motion Animation
The meaning of the word "PLAY" is to engage in an activity for enjoyment rather than a serious purpose. So we took its literal meaning and applied it to the digital world, specifically mobile games. We decided to take on the highly-rated candy crush and swapped their animated jewel candies to classic candy shell skittles. In order to execute our concept, we had to convert everything that is digitalised in the app into something that is considered physical such as skittles. This is done in the video below through a suitable technique called stop-motion animation.
Exercise 4: Mobile App
Name: Pocket Style
Pocket Style is a portable closet, designed to help organise and keep count of the clothes you have. Simply just by scanning the QR code of your purchases, you will receive HD images and information of your items. By adding the image of your item into your closet, the "Create Pocket Style" feature on the application will give you the privilege to mix and match different styles on your mobile device.
The camera feature of this application acts as a QR code scanner. This scanner is designed to detect QR codes attached to your purchases.
If the scan is successful, you will obtain an image and some details about your item. On this page, you are required to pick a category (eg. tops, dresses, pants) before you decide what you want to do with your item (eg. add to closet).
Your profile page will include 5 profile features which are pocket closet, pocket shop, pocket trash, pocket style and pocket inspiration. Through these features, people are able to see your collection and what you're up to for as long as the category is public. You can also customise the background and colours of your profile page.
The closet feature collects and categorises all of your items so that you can easily look through the things you have.
By clicking on an item in your closet, you are able to see its information. On this page, you can also write and share a post about the item or add the item into other profile features.
The shop feature allows you to sell items either from your closet or right from the moment you scan the QR code. This page allows your viewers to look through the items you're selling. Any items sold will permanently be removed from your library and transferred to its new owner.
In the shop feature, you are also able to look through the items you have purchased from other users. Once you approve the shipment of the item, it will be added into your closet automatically.
To form a complete style, the "create pocket style" feature allows you to compile items from your closet. Once the style is complete, you can either save it privately for yourself or post it up publicly so that your friends can see it.
In order to compile a look, you must first select items from your closet before dragging and dropping it in the space provided. once you're satisfied with the outcome, remember to post it up so you don't lose the look.
The home page is where you can see your friends' posts. on every post, you will be given the choice to like the post, comment on the post, save the post to "pocket inspiration" and see the tagged items of the post.
The explore page is where you discover new posts and users.
The notification page is where you will be notified when other users like or leave comments on your posts.
The trash bin feature allows you to remove items from your closet.
The inspiration feature allows you to save the posts you like into specific collections.
The library access feature acts as a shortcut to access the 5 main profile features.
The settings page is where you change the settings of your account.