Love Will Guide You

Love Will Guide You

Concept and Problem Statement:

The concept and idea of this project is inspired by one of my friend. He’s very shy and ALWAYS feel embarrassed to express his real emotion to the girl he like.

Some shy people always feel embarrassed and shy to express themselves directly, especially to the people they like, it is very hard to express their real feelings and emotions directly by mouth. Sometimes men always feel embarrassed to say sorry, or express the real love and feeling to the people they love. I want to help my friend, I want to help this kind of shy people to express their real emotions to the people they like. So I was wondering that wether the shy people can express themselves in some efficient, interactive, interesting and cute ways.

Initial Prototype:

My initial idea is to make an interactive instrument that we could use our body gestures to play different notes. When our body move to different directions, it will play different notes.  That is use music to express the emotion.

Progress:

As I think my initial prototype is not straight forward, efficient and interesting enough to express emotions, I came up with a new interactive way for this webcam based interactive application. That is we could see ourselves on the screen and interact and affect the movement of the ‘hearts’ on the screen.

Also, I came up with a new idea for the people who prefer to use texts to express themselves. That is to make a custom designed texts based Magic 8 Ball, and they can design their own texts, put them in the Magic 8 Ball, and send it as a gift to the girl or boy they love. I made the official website of this project, it should includes the webcam based interactive application and the Magic 8 Ball plan, it offers different plans and ways for people to choose which way they want to use.

The official website of this project:

http://www.wix.com/demmychou/lovewillguideyou

Final Version: 

The final version of this project includes the completed webcam based interactive application, the concept of the custom designed texts based Magic 8 Ball plan, and the official website of this project.


Example Video:


User Test Video:

Code:

Processing code:

LoveWillGuideYou.zip

Max/Msp/Jitter patch:

LoveWillGuideYou.maxpat

mypoly-voice.maxpat

Conclusion:

This project is aimed to make some interesting, cute, straight forward and interactive ways to help shy people express their real emotions to the people they love. I made a webcam based interactive application,  shy people who tested this application feel comfortable to use it, and think it is interesting. Also, some people want to express themselves by the specific texts they write. So I came up with the custom designed texts based Magic 8 Ball plan. That is let the people write their own texts, which they want to tell the one they love, and put the texts in the Magic 8 Ball, then send it as a gift to the people they love. I made a official website for this project. Some shy people tested this project and feel comfortable to use the interactive application and the custom designed texts based Magic 8 Ball.

Final presentation PDF:

Love Will Guide You Final Presentation PDF

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