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Luke Mooney
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ferrofluid appearance concept sketch comments

Reviewer 1:

Basic layout helps understand what the user will be seeing when they use the exhibit.

The three separate pictures help walk me through the experience

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Reviewer 2:

This concept sketch shows how the ferrofluid will behave clearly. It seems like a very cool idea. The series of pictures that demonstrate the progression are very easy to understand and does a good job explaining the concept. It would be better if you could show how the seal of the dome would look like since it is a very critical part of using ferrofluid. It is definitely important to consider how to make sure it is safe for everyone.

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Client 3:

Thanks for the overview of ferrofluids, I am not overly familiar with them.

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Client 4:

This sounds amazing is the final product can really look like it does in the sketch.

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Reviewer 5:

Very good depiction of what happens to ferrofluid! I like the attention to detail in your concept here. However, I have to admit I m a bit confused. Given the relative proportions in this drawing, are you suggesting that the ferrofluid tank be extremely small and have multiples? That is the read I m getting, based on the size of your ferrofluid forms.

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Reviewer 6:

Nice drawings. It is very clear how this will look to the user.

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ferrofluid interaction concept sketch comments

Reviewer 1:

Not sure this one was really necessary as it essential just illustrated several users crowded around the same exhibit and not much was gained by illustrating this

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Reviewer 2:

It's nice that your sketch shows how people would look at the ferrofluid dome. Is there a way that people can change how the fluid looks like by pressing buttons or something? I'm not sure if it's as exciting if they can only look like a pre-programmed system. I think it will be more fun if you add more interactive components.

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Client 3:

I think it's a very cool idea -- that would look very alien, if a face rose up out of the fluid and spoke.

Could very very impressive -- I have no idea how easy that is to achieve.

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Client 4:

This is an effect so there is not much to add for "interaction".

I would just make sure that everyone can see this effect.

I would consider adding lighting to improve visibility.

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Reviewer 5:

I m not sure I buy the idea of a face forming in the ferrofluid. What would this happen? Is it technically feasible? Also, how does it read as a face to people on the other side? I wonder, would it be possible to orient this vertically on a wall?

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Reviewer 6:

Very cool sketch. Will be neat if you get this to work well.

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ferrofluid effects concept sketch comments

Reviewer 1:

The most technical drawing and perhaps not necessary to do for this point in time as the mechanics are not as important as the overall experience and are the wrong focus for this point in time.

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Reviewer 2:

This sketch of the mechanism is great! The sketch itself shows how the system would work clearly. The ability for all the magnets to change orientation should be able to make very cool patterns on the ferrofluid. The implementation of this systems seems be very feasible. Great idea!

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Client 3:

To make a face animate, physical magnets need to be manipulated?

Would it be easier to do this with electromagnets, and control the power to the coils?

How may points of control are needed to make a convincing looking face?

This is a very interesting idea, and I like that you are exploring how to do it "for real."

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Client 4:

The effect itself could be great, but I am skeptical that it will work as drawn.

I would make many mock ups and iterations to test and refine ideas.

If this works, it would really be a nice "wow"!

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Reviewer 5:

I love the detail of this concept. I think the drawing does a lot to make the concept believable. However, I m concerned that the mechanism is quite complex given that it only lends itself toward displaying a face. I wonder if there is a more versatile mechanism design that would allow for a variety of images/forms to be displayed? I also wanted to caution your team: I ve been in a class where one team project involved the use of ferrofluid to create an interactive exhibit (extremely similar conceptually to what you guys are working on). They were widely disappointed with their project outcome, and I think it had to do with high costs and surprising complexity when dealing with large quantities of this fluid. From what I remember, they were finding it difficult to create an awe-inspiring effect at the scale required to capture the attentions of up to 15 people at a time. My recollection is that they realized ferrofluid phenomena are generally filmed with a macro camera lens,and it wasn t an easy jump to transition that small effect to the larger scale. I m not discouraging your group from pursuing this further - in fact I think it would be AWESOME to see a ferrofluid exhibit done well! - I m just trying to get you thinking about scalability of the concepts. If you d like to see their project I d be happy to dig it up for you. My name is Jim and my email is jimc@mit.edu.

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Reviewer 6:

This seems like a cool mechanism but may be difficult to implement and get working correctly. May be better to have an actuator pulling from the sides to do the distortion instead of a cam in the middle. Am interested to see how this effect works. You will need to do some bench level tests to make sure it works as well as you think it will.

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Overall concept sketch clarity and presentation

Reviewer 1:

Drawings rocked!

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Reviewer 2:

All the sketches are clear and easy to understand. The descriptions are very helpful too. Shading of the sketches does a good job demonstrating the 3D effects. I like how the sketches are divided into the 3 parts - appearance, interaction, and effects. It is a very good way to explain a concept. It would be even better if the links of the other two parts on the bottom are more obvious - maybe changing it to buttons or tabs.

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Client 3:

Nice sketches, I particularly like the last one, the section view, where you explain one mechanism for actually achieving the desired effect.

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Client 4:

The sketches were clear and conveyed the ideas quite well.

I do wish there were more details in the last drawing that showed functionality.

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Reviewer 5:

Your sketches really work, and I think you did a great job creating a metallic sort of finish on your forms.

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Reviewer 6:

The website was a little difficult to navigate, with small buttons at the bottom to move between each person's three pages. This makes it more difficult from a reviewer's point of view, but overall was good.

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