Cheltenham Science Festival – Interactive Poster
Each year the School of Computing has a stand at the Cheltenham Science Festival http://www.cheltenhamfestivals.com/science.
Students were required to work on a design for an interactive poster, that is, a poster that will appear on a touch screen (vertical or horizontal) and allow the user to have some interaction to discover more about what the School of Computing will be exhibiting.
|Dale Causier||Dan O’Neill||Dan Pierce|
|Hayley Shakespeare||Jacob Holmes||Michael Ralls|
|Olivia Tuppen||Richard Webb||Ross Hayes|
|Sam Pugh||Damon Stock||Laura Higgins|
Biofuels – Vireol
Vireol is set to become a major wheat-to-ethanol producer and wishes to develop an interactive poster including some media rich content for its website using vector graphics, animation and sound effects to explain the process which is described in this infographic. A more detailed explanation may be found at here.
The character who explains the process should be a ‘superhero’ (but not copy the Ironman hero above for copyright reasons)
|Tim Clough||George Coope||Jamie Duthie|
|Jake Eardley||Kimberley Emmett||Ashley Hope|
|Michal Hunter||Caleb Kingcott||Chris Knight|
|George Mawby||Siddiq Rashid||Leanne Williams|
The European Union was expanded in 2004 and 2007 to include the following 12 countries: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Malta and Cyprus.
The context of the Portfolio is an interactive map of ONE of the new accession countries showing iconic images of the environment and culture. ‘Environment’ might include important rivers, mountains, forests etc.
Students could interpret the word ‘culture’ in many ways for example the art, craft, textiles, music, traditional dress, architecture, history, cuisine, unique sports (not football though!).
|Hannah Braybrook||Luke Coleman||Sean Craemer|
|Anna Davies||John Evans||Jacob Farr|
|Dimitris Kandiliotis-Andrew||David Kemp-Webb||Alexandros Markou|
|Kerry Saunders||Rob Smith||Shixiao Zhang|
The context of the Portfolio is an interactive poster showing iconic images of Cheltenham. The aim is to create an interactive, electronic poster in Flash with suitable animated characters which may be real or imaginary.
The task involves researching the town using information from the Tourist Office, Library, Art Gallery, Holst Museum etc. to suggest iconic aspects of the town which you should then photograph to provide you with suitable material from which to create vector images.
|Alex Parker||Ali Wilson||Dom Sweeten|
|Jack Morgan||Jon Munson||Laura Hooper|
|Matt Beard||Rob Spencer||Tatenda Chuma|
The aim of this assignment was to develop Cheltenham Informa (website) or Cheltenham Motorsports game.
Students were asked to work in a pairs to create an interactive, web delivered, multimedia product which is
either a promotional Flash web site for the town to encourage UK and international tourists to visit, where the emphasis should be on providing information in short, digestible chunks!
Alternatively, a Cheltenham Motorsports Flash game that based upon a Monaco Formula 1 style festival of street racing in Cheltenham is planned for September 2013. The event is in its infancy as, among other things, it will require an Act of Parliament to close roads for this purpose. Check out the organisation’s website Cheltenham Motor Sports . There is to be a sustainability aspect as some races will use bio-fuel cars .
|Jade Bailey + Laura Hooper (Be patient…)||Oliver Bufton + Dom Sweeten||Jon Munson + Jack Morgan|
|James Thorpe + Darren Anthony||Billy Poulter + Reka Salamon||Rob Spencer + Tom Atkinson|
Interactive “Here Be Dragons” map
The context of the assignment was a project to encourage families to get out and about in the countryside, walking and discovering new things. The aim is to create an interactive “Here be Dragons” type map in Flash with suitable animated characters which may be real or imaginary.
Some maps use the Leckhampton walk which starts from the Park campus or another walk well known to the student. The idea was to create a map drawing attention not only to the route but also to interesting things to see (nearby or distant views) and do, as well as warning about dangerous “dragons” lurking.
The context of the assignment was a project to encourage families to get out and about in the countryside, walking and discovering new things. The aim is to create an interactive “Here be Dragons” type map in Flash with suitable animated characters which may be real or imaginary. Some maps use the Leckhampton walk which starts from the Park campus or another walk well known to the student.
The idea was to create a map drawing attention not only to the route but also to interesting things to see (nearby or distant views) and do, as well as warning about dangerous “dragons” lurking.
|Marzana Begum||Richard Curtis||Lexy Claypole|
|Katie Godwin||Kyle Mullan||Caroline Tonkinson|
|Bryn Davies||Luke Kingsnorth||Chris Woodward|
“Here Be Dragons” adventure game
From January to April 2010 students are working in pairs create an interactive, multimedia adventure which encourages families with children to participate in a real world walk or cycle ride outside by making the activity into an adventure, exploring a locality, following a route and possibly discovering interesting facts about the area.
You will need all your powers of investigation to play these games…
|Mike Dunford + Caroline Tonkinson||Lexy Claypole + Joe Newman||Chris Woodward + Chris M c Adam|
|Jason Dennehy + Soo Park||Kyle Mullan + Claudia Till||Oliver Hodge + James Scanlon|
|Bryn Davies + Dario Cattano||Luke Kingsnorth + David Matravers||Richard Curtis + James Coupar|
Blackfriars Guided Tours
In November 2008 the MU120 module groups were given a very informative tour of the Blackfriars Priory, Gloucester. Here are some of the guided tours produced by students to illustrate Blackfriars: past, present and future.
|Robert Baker||David Blake||Murray Lewis|
Gloucester Renaissance adventure game
From January to April 2009 students worked on designs for a “Gloucester Renaissance Adventure” for 4-11 year olds to help them understand 3 of the Magnificent Seven areas for regeneration being considered by the Gloucester Heritage Urban Regeneration Company .
You will need all your powers of investigation to play these games…
|Tom Glanville – Explore Regeneration areas||Rachel Brooks – You’ll have to be quick!||Murray Lewis – Zorph & the Magnificent 7|
|Dan Brown – Unlock the Gloucester Viewing Tower||Aaron Sullivan – Spy Mission to crack the code and get the plans||Guy Long – Treasure Hunt with the helpful beaver|
|Jonathan Meadows – Find the hidden elements||James Billcliffe – Explore the corridor with Jim||Luke Gray – Alien Adventure in Gloucester|
|Wes Smith – Help the Alien||Adam Catlow – Gloucester Travel Agency||Tom Pajak – Type exactly the right answers!|
|Emma Downs – Find Emma with the Time Machine||David Blake – Gil’s Gold search (click sky 4 Back)||Dan Taylor – Find the crystal balls|
Gloucestershire 1000 project
The Gloucestershire 1000 celebrations took place in 2007/08. The County is 1000 years old and the publicity document “ Things that make you go Oh! ” forms the primary resource. It contains 7 themes: Arts, Festivals, History, Leisure, Literature, Miscellaneous and Sport. The student below were required to create a virtual exploratory space for kids aged 4-11 to help them discover things about Gloucestershire.
The Exploratory demonstrates an inside or outside environment and using 3D into 2D techniques to create a feeling of a game.
|Cameron Skinner||Tamara Gabriel||Alex Hopgood|
|Carly Smith||Chris Luckett||David Pearson|
|David Rajapakse||Ed Turnock||David Wilgress|
|Jack Newman||James Jordon||Joanne Woodman|
|Joseph Perrin||Leanne Watson||Leigh Nicholls|
|Leroy Shirto||Luke Richards||Mark Elliott|
|Natasha Hardy||Nayomi Hillman||Nicola Jones|
|Paul Sproat||Sarah Taylor||Scott Wallace|
|Tamara Gabriel||Toby Wort|
This years sample demonstrates a Design Movements in a virtual gallery. The aim is to display artefacts which would be considered typical of this Movement. The choice of movements include:
Seasons and cement production
Using Flash or Director, a short duration (around 30 second) visual experience was created based on the theme of ‘The Seasons’. The sequence is a self-running and loop to restart, but includes a pause/play control. T he main media element is a sequence of high quality images, which blend from one to another. Sound and video is used appropriately. Seasons, is the theme, but the exact ‘slant’ placed on this is for the creator’s interpretation.
Additionally, as a freelance developer of animation in Flash, a media agency that handles the accounts (marketing and publicity) for a major manufacturer of cement, has asked to develop a good public image and provide educational resources relating to their industry. The requirements includes high quality, easy to understand, animated sequence of cement production.
The animation should be suitable for web delivery, with a default size on the company web site of 800 pixels wide by 500 pixels deep. The client would like appropriate sound effects to be included and interaction with the animation. To show the whole sequence in sufficient detail, the creations has to have a means to ‘pan’ the sequence.
The client provided the following 4 diagrams of the process .
|Zayd Junglee – Seasons||Zayd Junglee – Cement Production|
|Chris McAleer – Seasons||Chris McAleer – Cement Production|