Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Evolving The Program

I have come to the conclusion that displaying thirty different webcam feeds (although it looks nice) has no purpose:

The number of images the user has to choose is too high - he/she will loose interest.

A smaller number of feeds makes the information architecture (choosing & interacting with the content) a lot easier through physically using their own cameras.

The greater the number of images, the less meaning each one will carry - a smaller number will allow the user to create a deeper, more personal bond with the content.

The amount of data the program was trying to read was too high - it slowed the whole program down & eventually crashed it every time.

A more playful interaction can be achieved with fewer cameras.

The overall cost of the project will decrease significantly.

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