#6 Experimental Camera

Created by Lia's camera in P5js.


This is a dashboard for the introverted group.

Design Process

  1. Concept 1 | Picasso simulator
    Cubism was a revolutionary new approach to representing reality invented in around 1907–08 by artists Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque. They brought different views of subjects (usually objects or figures) together in the same picture, resulting in paintings that appear fragmented and abstracted. By simulating the process of creating a cubism photo, we can help educate the audience about its principle. This could be useful in the filed of art education. 
  2. Concept 2 | Dashboard for the introverts

    What we talk about when we talk about introverted personality? Silent, shy, dull, boring, negative, or even anti-society…… Compared with other cultural environments, Chinese social environment seems to be more strict with the introverted group. There’s a cognitive misunderstanding about the definition of introverts: while we tend to think that those people who lack social skills are introverted, the real introverted group is supposed to be those who “lose energy” during social activities and “recharge” themselves when being alone. This common understanding could cause heavy burden for a lot of introverted people, that they feel tired about socializing but blame themselves for “not being able to fit in”.
    So I come up with the idea of a dashboard for the introverts. It looks like a screen of the camera, which displays percentage of battery (countdown for a socializing break), your current facial expression status (having facial expression represents that you’re engaged in a social activities) and a counter for how many seconds have you been having facial expression in total. When you’re wearing a facial expression, you’re losing some energy. And when you have no expression on your face, your battery will be recharged slowly.
  3. Concept 3 | Underwater
    Sometimes people describe depression as being pushed under water for a long time and not being about to get up. You can’t shout or call for help cause you can’t make any sound. In the end you will be drowned. This experimental camera captures your facial expression. When you’re having a sad face, the water will fill into the “box”, and if the sorrow stays for a long time, your will be drowned in the box full of water.

In the end, I decided to go with the second concept!
My concept is to create a dashboard for the introverted group to discover their internal feelings. Here's a reference of a real camera interface:

I also want to take the Jarvis interface as a reference, since it shows a clear relationship between the facial part and the analyzing part.

jarvis The dashboard for introverts should contain:

  1. Date and time
  2. User name, user defined introverted degree
  3. circles around the major facial parts such as eyes, mouth to point out what's detected
  4. A battery bar. When facial expression detected, the battery bar goes down, and when no facial expression is detected, it goes up. This represents that the introverts are drained cause of social activities and get recharged by staying alone.

Screentshots from the outcome:
noface yesface check my code here


It would be nice to have a countdown of how much time have you been participating in social activities, how much time is there left until you reach your social limits, and so on.
Also, as I used dist() to detect the facial expression, which vairous by person, it might not work properly if tested on differnt user.