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Mariah Hake
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ferrofluid appearance concept sketch comments

Reviewer 1:

I think having the fluid turn into a alien that acts like a villain is a good idea to get the users attention. As for the appearance, it could be anything. We don't know what aliens look like so really this monster fluid thing could look like anything. The appearance should scare the user and create suspense throughout the entire exhibit. But keep in mind small children may get really scared and want to leave.

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Reviewer 2:

I liked the shadowing and clean, round lines. All the sketches had a consistent feel to them. I think this is the most promising of the three sketches. It would be a great way to introduce the challenge/adventure to the group. Just make sure that the timing works well, you'd want to be sure to attract everyone's attention before it started explaining any details.

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Client 3:

A talking face would certain be an impressive image.

Is this face in the middle of the room on a podium?

Does this mean that if a group crowds around, half of them will see it upside down?

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Reviewer 4:

I think the user experience of this concept is very good. I'm not sure how it will be done (if it will be expensive or not) but as long as you have ideas for that, I think it could be really cool.

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Client 5:

I like the alien head speaking from the pool of liquid a lot -- that could be very visually impressive and unique.

I'm not sure what it would take to actuate and program that liquid in a convincing fashion, but it it is achievable I'd love to see it!

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ferrofluid interaction concept sketch comments

Reviewer 1:

Lights are a great way to guide users without telling them what to do. Its implied that you should follow the lights. Having the ferrofluid under the walkway is a good idea. It gets the user immediately intrigued to find out what this weird liquid is.

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Reviewer 2:

This seems the hardest to full grasp. I think it could be very interesting to walk by, like your third sketch, but I'm not sure how attention grabbing it'd be as the "main" point to a room. Still, a very neat idea!

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Client 3:

Fluid under the floor would be neat, but having it in the floor can add complications.

Is there a way to modify this idea that would have a similar effect but not be so troublesome?

Could the fluid be in the walls or on some tabletops?

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Reviewer 4:

The lights and the ff walkway are cool. I'm not sure that the wall is going to be a good enough safety barrier (what's to prevent someone from jumping in? That could be a huge mess...). Also, is there any actual interaction with the basin in the center of the room or is it just something they look at? It could work as just a special effect (if it is cheap enough to not necessitate being the main event).

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Client 5:

Is the ferrofluid safe to touch (completely safe)?

If it is possible to touch it, people will.. they climb inside things, break things, they do crazy stuff in the show -- if there is any danger to the fluid at all, it should be robustly enclosed.

Can the spikes really raise up a foot or more?

That could look awesome, if that is achievable.

Very neat ideas.

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ferrofluid effects concept sketch comments

Reviewer 1:

I like the idea but more subtle noises would be more effective here. One's that capture the curiosity of the kids but don't scare them off. I think this is very doable.

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Reviewer 2:

I think this would be a great detail on the walls of another main attraction. I wonder how feasible it is to do and appear like the fluid isn't contained, like, I would think it'd look neat to see the point and ferrofluidic fluid pop out from the wall, but not like in containers mounted, if that makes sense? The feasibility confuses me a bit, but all in all, I love the idea of working with ferrofluidic things. Awesome!

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Client 3:

Visibility of the spikes is very important.

If no one can see them, they might as well not be there.

What can you do to improve visibility?

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Reviewer 4:

Combining sight with sound is a great idea. It's something that we have heard from the sponsor several times. This sketch could have used some more detail though.

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Client 5:

I can see this effect working very well with sound -- like conducting a little symphony, everything responds to the music or voiceover.

A cool idea.

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Overall concept sketch clarity and presentation

Reviewer 1:

The presentation was straightforward and easier to navigate. Well done! The color scheme was simple and easy to look at.

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Reviewer 2:

I think the overall consistency of the sketches and clarity of them was great. I am little confused about the latter two ideas but I think there is much promise and a great introduction in the first sketch.

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Client 3:

Overall this presentation was clear and communicated the ideas in a clean manner.

However, I do wish there were more details provided in the drawings.

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Reviewer 4:

The concepts were clear. It was easy to see what you were trying to get across to the user. There wasn't a lot of clarity on How these things will work apparent from the sketches but maybe that's the next stage of your process.

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Client 5:

Nice drawings, very clear and articulate.

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