Design is closely related to emotions and feelings. It is not only about how a design looks, but also what it communicates.
To get an idea what a design should state and reveal designers are using different approaches and methods. Mood boards are one of these methods where artificial compositions are created to describe a visual language and define emotional associations. Together with my classmate Fabian Schöttle I worked on a project we called “moodCave”.
Does an immersive interactive environment support the appearance of flowduring the creation of mood boards?
Challenges: Bringing mood boards into an immersive environment; building the technical setup
Learnings: Spatial interaction design; Mobile interaction design; Immersive environments
Project blog: http://moodcave.tumblr.com/
Project paper: Schmager_Schoettle_Paper
This work evolved from a group work during my studies at the Stuttgart Media University – 2013