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Matt Metlitz
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ferrofluid appearance concept sketch comments

Client 1:

A curved wall of fluid would certainly have an amazing look to it.

I would suggest having the truncated wall NOT go under the floor but stop it at the floor and give it the illusion that it keeps going.

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Reviewer 2:

Cool! I'm not sur what ferrofluids are so I'm not sure if I fully understand what this looks like...

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Reviewer 3:

You have definitely thought about how to use ferrofluids to make a cool looking environment, and how to actuate it. The user experience would be really interesting to participate in and play with in the way you describe, but I wonder how expensive and complicated the system will have to be in order to maintain safety and functionality all the time.

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Client 4:

This is very clever and could look awesome.

I have many concerns about enclosing the entire tunnel in glass (or transparent plastic for that matter), but I see what you are going for and this could look very cool.

All of my questions surround the actual look of the fluid and the ease of controlling it.

Your team will learn a lot at sketch model.

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Reviewer 5:

Matt, this is super cool and awesome! I was super excited reading your descriptions. I would really like to see this exhibit in real - but my concern is that my very close friend has been doing research with ferrofluids, and he always complains that it's super expensive. Also I'm wondering if creating a big magnetic field in 5Witts would be good for kids and the elderly ... another concern I have is that suspending them from the ceiling will probably make stains on people's clothes ... since ferrofluids are so dark, I would be even scared to go through the pipe corridor ... (and some kids may be like me as well). Other than that, I think it would create a very nice visual effect. You can probably add a transparent layer between the users and where the fluids would actually be.

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Reviewer 6:

This would look really cool and exciting for visitors! I think people would want to touch the walls (and I see that you have a window over it), but that's exactly the kind of reaction I think they are looking for. I don't know much about ferrofluids, but would cost be an issue?

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ferrofluid interaction concept sketch comments

Client 1:

These lights would be very cool to have underneath the guests' feet.

Is there anyway to change this effect into a interactive game?

If you are going to go through all the work to make this happen, it would be great if the guests could spend minutes playing with them rather than just walking past them for a brief moment!

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Reviewer 2:

This sounds really awesome! I think this'll be a really cool interaction and kids and adults alike will be excited about it :)

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Reviewer 3:

This method of actuating interaction with the ferrofluid walls makes sense to me, and seems quite possible to implement - I still wonder how costly the whole setup would end up being.

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Client 4:

I like the idea of the effect following people a lot -- that could be very cool and somewhat creepy.

Combined with lighting effects this could be a very neat and certainly unique experience.

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Reviewer 5:

I love the idea of interaction between people's movements and ferrofluids. It would be cool, as you mentioned, even to move them around their feet - that's like the mysterious aliens! So cute :D Can you light them up as well? It would be very nice if they also have pulsing-lights ... as if they have hearts.

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Reviewer 6:

Would this be a game or just something that's in a hallway they're walking down? If it's a game, I don't really see the structure. If not, it's cool, but it seems distracting from the gag that would be around. I like the first implementation of the ferrofluids you presented better.

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ferrofluid effects concept sketch comments

Client 1:

If you are going to be putting sensors and lights under the floor, definitely keep in mind that this is going to have to be accessible for maintenance!

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Reviewer 2:

Awesome! I liked how thoroughly Matty thought about the effects and I think it will be very feasible. I hope to see this in reality!

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Reviewer 3:

Having more technical information about a possible configuration of the system is helpful for understanding it, but because the concept hinges on the use of ferrofluid, you have kind of limited what information you can convey through drawings alone, relying heavily on captions to detail these technical facets.

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Client 4:

I'm glad you are looking into the actual "how" of achieving this effect.

Optical sensors from above, or break beam sensors from wall to wall, may be a cheaper and more robust option for sensing people walking by than pressure sensors in the floor, as one option.

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Reviewer 5:

I think having lighting effects like this is essential in addition to the ferrofluids - (although it reminds me of Glow from 2.009 a lot). I wanted to see more details of how the lighting patterns would be. It would be very cool to see all these effects in real ... I would really love to see them! Good luck!

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Reviewer 6:

I don't really see the difference between this and the second idea. I think there are other uses for ferrofluids that would be cool though!

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Overall concept sketch clarity and presentation

Client 1:

Good drawings.

They were clear, but the use of color would have been helpful.

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Reviewer 2:

It was a bit confusing at first since I had to click interaction before clicking Matty. But overall, great job!

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Reviewer 3:

The concept sketches clearly represent portions of the experience that you are writing about in the captions, but because your storyboard is already tied to this particular ferrofluid element, you have limited capacity to convey the visual interactive experience of this idea simply because you need to see the ferrofluid itself to get a good sense of the look. Using the sketches as a means of pointing out technical details is certainly helpful in realizing how the idea could be implemented, but it seems like you already limited the 'concept exploration' a little bit in order to dive into the implementation.

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Client 4:

Nice sketches, clear ideas -- the written narrative is particularly helpful in understanding the intent.

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Reviewer 5:

All drawings are very good and clear - as well as the text descriptions. Although the concept was a complicated one, Matt did a great job describing them concisely. Awesome work!

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Reviewer 6:

I like the color scheme, especially with the warm colors in your drawings. It's very easy to tell where I am within the page. It makes sense how you organized all the concepts into appearance, interaction, and effects.

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