Today was our deadline to submit content to DJCAD to be included on the website and in the brochure so this week I’ve been working on bringing together a work in progress photograph and preparing a 100 word description of my project. As for how the project itself is coming along, I’m going to be making my final buttons next week in the workshop with dowel and having been working on the branding and instructions, which I’ll talk about in my next blog post. I’ve also arranged to get the frame re-built before the Viva as I’ve damaged this one a little due to carrying it around and a small drilling error! There’s also a lot of tech to be finished but that will come together later, as the visuals are my top priority currently.
“Flux is a video chat device designed for elderly users. Its physical controls and simple interface provide a platform for users to connect with family via Google Hangouts. Allowing family to join the call on any personal device gives it mainstream appeal, so it can be adopted by anyone. While not in use Flux displays a family photograph, fading over time to indicate when you last connected.
Flux was conceived in response to research into impressions elderly adults have of modern technology. Many interfaces aren’t designed to suit their needs, often taking a long time to learn and lacking similarities.”