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The Airloom: Paper Prototype & Screencast

Quick Note to the Interface
Before I dive into the results of our participatory design along with paper prototyping, I’d like to mention that after doing some interviews with families, we came to the conclusion that it would be best to make the Airloom accessible via touchscreen photo frames, which would come with the Airloom.

How we arrived at the idea of using photo frames as the interface

How we arrived at the idea of using photo frames as the interface

Participatory Design
Before settling on a final design for our interface, we had some of our fellow classmates create an interface using the toolkit of elements and components that we had made availalble to them.

Our paper prototyping toolkit

Our paper prototyping toolkit

The following are some of the results from the participatory design.

Jeff's way of introducing new photos and stories

Jeff's way of introducing new photos and stories

John's scrollable interface using the swipe gesture

John's scrollable interface using the swipe gesture

Katie's Idea of Displaying stories next to photos

Katie's Idea of Displaying stories next to photos

After getting some ideas from our classmates, we created the final (still room for improvement) screens. Using Snapz, a screen recording tool, we created the screencast below. In this first version, we demonstrate: 1) how a family member browses through a collection of photos and stories, 2) how they designate a photo to be displayed in the cycle of photos the digital frame goes through when not engaged by a user and 3) how to send a photo to other friends and family.

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  • 02 Mar 2010

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