Over the weekend I was sent an email from a fella’ named Gustaf Engström filling me in on a project that he and his classmates over at Hyper Island recently completed. The team was made up of Beatriz Areilza, Juliana Oliveira Silva, Lucas Lima and Marcus Wallander, who created an interactive display window that’s certainly intriguing. I’ve been seeing a bit of this kind of work here and there but I found this application to be not only fun but practical as well.
The idea is that when you walk by the display a looped animation begins playing, following you along your path. When it reaches the end it stutters until another person passes by taking it back to the other side of the display. I imagine you could hack something like this to work with something like a Kinect, but I really have no idea about that kinda stuff. The fonts and colors on the display are really nice looking, definitely makes the information stand out. If I were walking by this shop I’d certainly want to stop in, wouldn’t you?
On a side note, these folks are all looking for internships in New York, London or really anywhere else in the world. If you have any opportunities be sure to click their names, check out their work and shoot them an email!