SIDE

VIRTUAL COLLABORATION PLATFORM

 

WHAT IS SIDE

SIDE is a telecommunication device that uses two systems working together to emulate creative collaboration as close to the natural way we work and communication

 

As a result, SIDE improves the flow of communication and nurtures those moments that lead to those aha! ideas.

 
 
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CHALLENGE

How can we improve collaboration for creatives in a global environment?

 

SOLUTION

SIDE consists of two screen. UNO & DUO they work together to facilitate communication, sketching and sharing ideas, researching and brainstorming together improving how we collaborate virtually.

 
 
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A SHARED VIRTUAL SPACE

As we become more globally connected, collaborating with different people across distances will become an integral part of content creation.

 

A shared space where people working on the same project can come and go as they please is essential for the nurturing of ideas. In the real world we often use a studio or even a whiteboard. Duo bridges the gap between the real and the virtual by providing a physical space in a virtual environment.

 
 
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UNO

a detachable screen that lets you use it according to your personal working methods. When not in use, UNO sits in front of you and can display content that you are using as reference.

 

DUO

a platform that facilitates how we collaborate by providing a space that is sharable and continuously evolves. Yet it allows you to track your ideas and quickly bring other resources enriching your collaborating experience.

 
 
 
 

BRAINSTORMING IN A COLLABORATIVE SPACE

When we work with people we trust we can share ideas without feeling like they are going to be turned down. We ‘bounce’ ideas back and forth, drawing over each other sketches. This allows our ideas to evolve rapidly. Resulting in a large quantity of concepts we can then choose from.

THE “AHA!” MOMENT

We found that shifting a person’s orientation towards each other creates an experience that promotes fluidity of ideas and trust between two people that encourage positive collaboration. This environment nurtures creativity but can also lacks privacy which can also hinder the creation of ideas.

 
 
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FACE TO FACE

Current teleconferencing mimics face to face conversation. This interaction is formal, some times awkward and at times intimidating.

 

SIDE BY SIDE

Communication is casual, less intimidating and more comfortable.
It also makes sharing content much easier, faster, and even friendlier

 
 
 
 

DYNAMIC PERSPECTIVE CAMERA

Cameras place at each corner converge onto Duo to provide a realistic depth of field. By using eye tracking technology Duo is able to relay live video footage in the most natural angles possible. It’s as if you are really looking over. 

 

DYNAMIC POSITIONING

DUO hides on the side of the desk as well as opens to allow a better field of vision and can help to provide privacy when needed.

 

 

 

INTERACTIVE TOOLS

We explored different tangible interfaces that would enhance the creative experience and not get in the way. 

 

The PEN/MARKER

Easily switch between marker or pen. On marker mode, the low-fi characteristics of the marker facilitated the creative process by limiting the quality of line. This forces the user to communicate the ideas simply and quickly. On pen mode, the pen can be used to draw on the tablet and user can easily change line weight or brush style. 

 
 

The KNOB

It's used in a variety of modes. From quickly toggling through colors, to undo or redo, zoom in or out and rotate canvas. 

 

 

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT & PROTOTYPING

 

EARLY CONCEPT PROTOTYPE