2014 event: Monitoring Social Media feeds
My TED Bio
Our most ambitious project to date. My role as the Interactive director was to gamify the event. When an attendee arrives, they would be assigned to a tribe. Each tribe is associated with a speaker. We made some exceptions, if the attendee wanted to be part of a speakers tribe, for example. Then, in between talks, each attendee would participate with various activities outside of the hall. These included various board games, hip hop rap-alongs, meditation circles, interactive art and more. The participant would then receive beans (yes...actual beans!) for their participation. They would then have the choice to drop their beans into one of the 5 buckets. Each bucket is represented by a different color. Each color is also associated with a speaker & tribe. These buckets were weighted through out the event. Before the beginning of the next session, the weight data would be fed into a Joy Divsion-esque data visiualization chart that showcased where each tribe stood in terms of rank.
Floor Plan and assignment areas
The Sound Shop Rap-Along activity
Gaming activities in the main hall
This is the Data Visualization score board for all attendees of the event. Between the talks, participants played games and actitivies they were rewarded with beans. We provided 5 different colored buckets, which the participants would then drop the beans into one of these buckets. The buckets were then weighted through out the event. That data was sent to a simple JS feed that would display the current standings in real time. The original Joy Division SVG code was supplied by the designer Jessen Swell @ Jesse Wells.com
Tribe Current standings Data Visualzation
Riff Raff Board Game.
Haba's Dancing Eggs