Mü by Béatrice Lartigue (2009).
For my final project, I am interested in the idea of telling a story. As such, I selected two projects that are described as educational projects, used to facilitate teaching or stories amongst children. The two projects I have chosen are Mü by Béatrice Lartigue (educational installation) and Living Library by Design IO (interactive projected encyclopaedia).
I really admired how both projects were able to harness technology to create a story/ experience that went beyond the screen. For example, in Mü, interaction and creativity is encouraged through the educational application, but are used to guide class activities and discussions in the real world. Similarly, Living Library is housed in a museum, supplementing interaction with the surrounding Connected World exhibit, as well as interaction with others due to the interactive and dynamic nature of the project. Most importantly, both projects are able to delight and appeal to our senses regardless of age, which I hope to evoke in those who view my project. Something that was not considered in the two projects that I might try to address in my storyline for my final deliverable is how specific interactions might trigger divergent storyline paths for the viewer, or be a catalyst for the next section of the story, rather than having the interactions contained within one section of the narrative. This might help keep viewers more engaged, and feel a deeper connection with the piece.