The term 'optically kinetic' generate some intrigue in me as I was watching this video on Sydney Cash's sculpture via NotCot. Reminded me of the Sonos logo and how it was designed to create movement as you scroll through.
Interesting, especially we have migrated most of our experiences and information consumption to the digital space. A good relative of this would the the parallax scrolling effect seen across so many web experience. As we move into a future where our experience of the internet will be away from screens, would these optically kinetic interactions still be relevant? What would be the new trend for displaying and overlay information? Especially in conversational and voice UI.
"You learned to throw a ball, pick up a cup, tie your shoes, and open a door by watching others. When you were older you probably learned how to ride a bike or drive a car by having someone show you how to do it.
So if software is more physical now (in app form), why shouldn’t we learn how to do it by watching other people?" – Josh Elman
One thing I deeply appreciate about living in Seattle is the abundance of nature spots and greenery that surrounds the city. It's there that I'm able to recollect my thoughts and realign my energies especially after a full week of looking at screens.
Studies have shown (NY Times, The Atlantic) that walks in nature have been found to reduce our tendency to ruminate, or to compulsively over think or obsess over negative thoughts, which in turn leads to a better state of mental health.
Nostalgia can be an empowering thing. For me at least, everytime I look back at the work I did at ArtCenter, it grounds me and realigns me to why I am doing what I'm doing.
I found this paper from my Intro to Modernism class that I wrote a year ago. Being in the industry for about a year now, it was refreshing to read what I wrote about design from an academic point of view. Thought I'd share this here.