Avante Garde – The Umbrella Project
In the final semester of my degree I had a module in Avant Garde Design and Development, this gave me the opportunity to come up with outside the box ideas and solutions. I explored interface design and user interactions based on the workings and structure of an umbrella.
Three Interfaces which I developed were
– A Data Navigation System used the structure of an umbrella to navigate different levels of data.
– A Mobile Interface Gesture used the familiar gesture of shaking off the rain on an umbrella to change the content on the screen
– A Searching System used the metaphor of an umbrella protecting something to search through different levels, and the gesture of putting up and down an umbrella to clear search terms