Paper Prototyping

Joel Gethin Lewis

Year Here, Thursday 11th May 2017

Paper Prototyping lets you ignore budget, ability and experience to get to the core of an idea quickly.

N.B. Technology is NOT an idea.

I want to teach you my method:

  1. Find an interesting technology/method/approach/context.
  2. Apply it to an experience in the real world.
  3. Get the money/ability to make it happen.

2. is what you are going to learn today

I'll find you a technology and I'm afraid I don't have any budget. (-;

  1. Find an interesting technology/method/approach/context.
  2. Apply it to an experience in the real world.
  3. Get the money/ability to make it happen.

I want elevator pitches!

Technology usually flows "downhill":

Military -> Commercial -> Art -> The street.

This is changing - see the Singularity.

You are reality hackers!

Paper prototyping time!

Brief 1: Smile

and the whole world smiles with you...

Auto Smiley

Project: Auto Smiley by Theo Watson

The Brief:

You can detect smiles. What are you going to do with that?

Where could a smile be a useful switch?
What if many smiles were collected at once?

Top tips:

  1. Think of the setting
  2. Sum it up in a sentence
  3. Act the story
  4. Write down all your ideas first - but only pick one idea - be an editor
  5. Only one minute to present!

Demonstration

The Magic Hat.

Go!

Ten minutes thinking time, one minute presentation.

Brief 2: Drones

I for one, welcome our robot overlords.

Nanocopters

Experiments performed with a team of nanocopters at the GRASP Lab, University of Pennsylvania.

Drones for Performance

Marshmallow Laser Feast installation for Advertising Director festival. Cannes, France, 2012.

Drones for delivery

Amazon Prime Air

Boston Dynamics Big Dog

The new sound of terror?

Boston Dynamics Handle

With guns?

What kind of drone would you like?

Go!

Fifteen minutes thinking time, one minute presentation.

Brief 3: Augmented World

What would you add to reality?

WeARInMOMA

Sander Veenhof and Mark Skwarek AR show at MoMA without permission!

Project Tango from Google

First devices just on sale.

Hololens from Microsoft

Available now for £2,719.

Magic Leap

Coming soon...

What would you add to the world?

Go!

Fifteen minutes thinking time, one minute presentation.

Brief 4: Seeing seeing

Perceiving the brain perceiving...

Reconstructing video from brain activity

Credit: Gallant Lab at UC Berkeley

Breaking down the method

Credit: Gallant Lab at UC Berkeley

You can image what your brain is perceiving.

How will teenagers use this?

How will politicians use this?

Go!

Fifteen minutes thinking time, one minute presentation.

Thanks!

Website:
www.joelgethinlewis.com

Slides:
presentations/YHPaperPrototyping2017

Twitter:
@joelgethinlewis