FITC Amsterdam 2014
Interactive experiences that sustain user interest and imagination
For the last couple of years, Stefan Wagner has been working in the field of interactive exhibits, including installations and software that give the audience an understanding of specific (often hard to grasp) topics. Ranging between interactive design, information visualization and creative coding, Stefan learned to love the concept of putting the user in a place where he is not merely a consumer of media, but where he gets to actively and willingly explore the content presented to him – applications that sustain user interest and imagination. In the course of his studies as well as in commercial projects, he has tried to adopt this idea.
In his talk, Stefan Wagner will give you an insight into the development of some of the interactive projects he has been working or collaborating on and how they managed to catch user attention by deploying realtime visuals and/or new concepts of interaction like augmented reality and gesture-based input. He will also discuss conceptual as well as technical issues, problems and insights of these projects.