The project is an interactive information delivery installation that combines a projected interface with a high definition (4k) video wall that allows the user to control the content on the video wall by engaging the projected interface. From a narrative standpoint it evolves as follows:
A visitor enters the lobby and is greeted by staff. While they wait to be received by their host they notice that on a table there is a book that has lit tiles flipping in and out of the book and covering an area on the table on which only the book is placed (If the book is moved, the projection re-orients itself to the book). As the visitor approaches the book the tiles collapse back into the book and an interface appears on the table. The visitor notices that in addition to the interface on the table (3 buttons: 2 scroll, 1 select) the video wall has changed to a menu. The user engages the scroll buttons to switch through menu and then uses the select button to engage the desired menu item. Once the menu item is selected the projected interface changes to an enumerated sub display that indicates the number of items to browse through in this category and the video wall displays content corresponding to the enumeration. The “select” button becomes a “back” button allowing the visitor to return to the previous menu and make a new selection.
The objective was to integrate an interactive experience into an existing environment and make it not only a seamless implementation but also to make it an experience that enhanced the value of the function of the space itself. It is a first of its kind installation that integrates a projection with motion tracking cameras and combines the 2 as a means of controlling a third piece of hardware (video wall).