Visualizing community interactions

Presence was an installation that visualized the ebb and flow of people at the SVA Interaction Design studio.

When people arrived, they "checked in" by pushing a physical + button. Doing this added a node to the shape projection on the wall. As people departed, they pushed the button to remove a node from the dynamic shape. 

These simple interactions spoke to how each person's presence can have an impact on the living, changing shape of a larger community.

We used Arduino to translate peoples' interactions with the physical buttons to inputs for the graphic, which we created in Processing.

A sped-up demo of what the data visualization looked like

Partners: Amy Wu, Matt Brigante

Skills: Programming, physical computing, concept design, interaction design, data visualization