MyScreen – A User Controlled Cause-and-Effect Display

MyScreen – A User Controlled Cause-and-Effect Display

MyScreen – A User Controlled Cause-and-Effect Display

Scott Jobling 

Abstract

             In coordination with the wishes of the Nashua Center the MyScreen Interactive Display is designed to be a fully functional, highly usable, and highly-visually reactive positive-reinforcement cause and effect device.  The design is founded on using the simplest possible input while maintaining a range of possible outputs from the very basic to the much more involved. To this end the MyScreen is an LED-based display that is controlled by an analog touch sensor via RF wireless and acts to balance a simple interface with capable and useful software.  The display is approximately 2 feet square, with 100 individual points that can each light in one of four colors.  The remote is approximately the size of a sheet of paper on the face, and two inches thick.  Sixteen programs are available and are fully accessible through the design of the remote to anyone with at little as a 2cm radius range of motion via hand, wand, or other instrument.  Ten of the sixteen programs are designed to be single touch controlled which makes the majority of the programs even more accessible.  The complexity of the software ranges from requiring a single touch on approximately one minute intervals to requiring the user to follow a randomly moving point on the screen displaying certain colors based on how close his or her attempts are.

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