Today’s activities were mainly directed towards the production of some fast prototypes using Prezi and testing them on the touchscreens. It was really interesting to get a sense of the different approaches taken by different members of the group, and to see that all of us met the limitations of Prezi fairly quickly. Some of its functions map onto gestures fairly straightforwardly (such as ‘zoom in’ onto ‘jab at that with a fingertip’), but other functions, such as ‘zoom out’, don’t have a gestural equivalent. These are the sorts of interface problems that will arise whichever tool we use to make the work.
I made this exploratory thing in Prezi that has no objective or sequence, but that looks like it ought to have. It uses some templates I have previously made drawings from. What happens next may or may not be based on this aesthetic approach.