Name and favourite colour
The first idea for personalisation came from my tutor, who suggested that – because my structure was built in processing – I could use the input of the user to affect the output. Simply by asking them details like names, preferred colour etc, I can easily multiply the amount of potential outputs from this system.
The video below is a visual clusterfuck, but I like the unapologetically low brow way that it throws in the aspect of personalisation. I would like to use processing in this way to add another layer of data to the output, for instance the gif displays only the placeholder for a name and processing renders the text on top.
This idea came to me when I was on codecademy learning about arrays. I discovered that arrays can be nested inside other arrays, regardless of length. This opens up to me the possibility of applying specificity to the questions and making the output more personal.
For example, the Video Game question could prompt the user to select or input which games they used cheat codes for.
Looking at what I’ve made so far for the video game question, I’m not too happy with where its going. I’d like to make a more ‘motion design’ output and I think would be helped by some data input from the question.
I wonder if its possible to play the gif/video with data on top from the quiz. I threw together a style frame to show how I intend to do this. The user would, for example, enter their name and it would show up in the fake leaderboard. The codes that they used in computer games would also show up on screen.
Since video game cheats don’t usually come in the form of codes very often, it may not be practical to ask users to enter the codes they have used, since many popular cheats involve a series of actions undertaken in order (Sonic the Hedgehog 2: Debug Mode).
I may have to ask for other data instead, like a list of games the user has used cheat codes on.
I think the user would also respond to some sort of calculated output based on the answers they give. One idea i’ve had is to use processing to generate an Axis Scale of traits that the participant has as a result of their answers. Selecting ‘yes’ on certain questions will give you points in different areas like creativity, digitality, lateral thinking, anarchy. And this can be displayed as a graph either as part of, in addition to, or instead of the video output.
Another way that I’d like to incorporate data analysis of the answers given by the user is to use the data from the Axis Scale and instead present the user with a medal in the category they score highest.
For this, I take inspiration from Guest Lecturer Chris Margerison and the trophy icons he created for Sing Star PS4.