After our group’s tutorial, we have been to William Morris Gallery again and discussed for several times about how to create a narrative interaction, and now we have some adjustments to our prototype.
We want to keep the idea of moving image, but we think QR code is not a necessary technology. By doing research, we found phenakistoscope(the first widespread animation device which was invented in 19th Century, Europe) can be combined with our idea.
We are going to pick several exhibits and extract the elements, and place our objects next to it to create an effect that the things on the exhibits come alive.
Our device contains several round transparent plastics which are supported by a spindle. Audience can twirl each layer separately by pulling the rope.
We are going to create an motion to each element. The motions would be printed on different layers, and audience can decide the speed of each layers, so that the elements would have different reactions(effect) with each other.
This is the idea of encouraging the audience to create their own “story” by using elements from William’s work. They can even cooperate to twirl the layers together. In this way, we want to help visitors be more involved into the atmosphere of William Morris Gallery.
Now we have figured out the structure and materials of our device, and have started to look on the elements, so it is not a problem to realise it.