Recently, I read the news that the hill fires burning in Australia due to hot weather and dryness began in September 2019. As of January 17, 2020, the fire burned about 17.1 × 106 hectares of land. As of January 8, 2020, more than 5,900 buildings were burned by the mountain fire, and another 34 people died. According to estimates by the University of Sydney, more than 1 billion animals have been killed by the ongoing fires across the country. Macquarie University estimates that billions of animals, including bats, amphibians and insects, died in the fire.
So, I want to design an interactive device that calls on people to protect animals and their homes.
How to play
a. I will provide some animals in a touching screen, the users can choose one of them which they intereted in. For example, I put a koala and a kangaroo in the first step.
b. When the user choose the animal, the screen will go to the introduction of this animal. The users can learn the knowledges of the amount of the animal and the situation of their habitat. In the poster, I pick a kangaroo for example.
c. After reading the introduction, the projector will project the habitat on the big screen on a wall. But there isn't any animal in this place.
d. When the users walking into the projection area, the camera will capture their body, and make an animal on the screen. The animals on the screen will follow the user's body. In addition, as more and more people enter the projection area, the habitat of the animals will change accordingly.
This device really helped me. I think I could use the same capture and image technology in my design.