Enabling Creativity through Innovation Challenges: The Case of Interactive Lightning
This paper discusses a case in which an idea and a creative design for a reactive environment characterized by an adaptive lightning expressed by an artist was transformed into a prototype supporting the customization of the lightning effect. A specific configuration interface was realized to support the user in expressing and envisioning his creativity: by altering some specific parameters of the model implemented in the system, he/she can effectively change the behaviour of the adaptive lightning and immediately visualize the implications of his choice on parameters’ values. This experience has been further developed towards the realization of a product based on the same model and approach: a configurable modular adaptive lightning system. The paper presents the starting scenario and its main characteristics, then the model supporting adaptive lightning is introduced. The model configuration and envisioning interface is described and the recent developments towards a product based on the model and configuration system conclude the paper.
KeywordsCellular Automaton Cellular Automaton Transition Rule Cellular Automaton Model Distribute Control System
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