BUTTERFLY LOVERS : Two mechanical butterflies reflecting the focus point of your attention during video chat.

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OVER VIEW

DISTURBED BALANCE is  We tried to provide a vivid and immersive experience for audiences, so that they can participate in a simulated invasive process of these two species and realize how their own behaviors will change the ecological balance. 

INTERACTIVE PRODUCT

GROUP PROJECT

As the team leader, worked with Wenxin Xue and Yuan Wei

MY WORK

Contextual inquiry, Solid device design and building, Visual design and programming, Circuit construction, Interaction design, Exhibition display

DURATION

2 weeks, 2021 fall

BACKGROUND

Due to the boom of transnational trade and transportation industry, nowadays,

more and more species have been brought into unprecedented territories.

Invasive species refer to those species that are introduced intentionally or unintentionally and brought into the new environment by natural falling and other ways, which cause or may cause harm to the local ecological environment, natural landscape, biodiversity, human health and economic development. 

THE CHALLENGE

How to relevantly display the concrete damages caused or may cause by invasive species to audiences. 

How might we raise public awareness to consider their role in the species invasion.

SPECIES INFORMATION

Information about the selected species

INTERACTIVE VISUALIZATION

Integral visualization

design plan for CRAYFISH

DIGITAL VISUALIZATION

Building process of the devices for GIANT SNAILS

IDEATION

 

Which fragrance shall we choose?
How to abstract it into visual and tactile elements?

DIGITAL VISUALIZATION

Design the digital forest scene and the dynamic fog filter

PHYSICAL COMPONENTS

Design the form and layout electrical components

3D modeling of the tealight candle holder

​Flame Sensor

Fog maker

​Stepper motor

PLA Support

Front

 
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Right

Top

The core dynamic structure

 

COMPONENT DESIGN

​MAIN: OPERATION PART 1

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Arrangement in the exhibition space

EXHIBITION RECORDS

 

OPENING: BACKGROUND INTRODUCTION

OUTLINE the EXHIBITION to AUDIENCES

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Ignite the tealight

The shade is raised,
and the mini forest scene appears.

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Trigger physical mist

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The ultrasonic mist maker
sprays the fog down to the forest

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Generate digital fog

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Display the digital fog filter
over the picture on the screen

END: SOUVENIRS