Friday, April 27, 2012

This is LifeTempo

Upon finishing my senior degree project, I had to take a second to reflect on what I had done this past semester and the answer didn't come to me until I was watching my presentation alongside everyone else for my last presentation of my "college career" at KCAI. This is a project I have wanted to create for a long time. I've always tried to invest my personal love for music in any project I could but this project is really where it was at for me.

Being able to showcase my love for music and the important connection people have with music and memories that effect their life was something that has always boggled my brain and I figured out a way to do it and add an interesting element to my design portfolio.

This is the music I used for my video. Although I am embarrassed to show you the graphics that come along with it, the music still is super powerful. Try watching my video without the music. Yeah, it's not that good. Why? Well, because music effects your emotions. 

Friday, April 20, 2012

Almost Done [Post 19.0]

It's alive! Using the LiveView application, I was able to make sure all of the type in my LifeTempo application worked accordingly and was the correct size. I also made sure there was enough room for people with fat fingers so be able to make their way around each tap and drag of a button. 

For my presentation, I want to base my presentation off of music and text, negating the soundtrack of the voice. The intro will sound a little like this: As fast as you can press the play button, life can move fast but  it can always slow down with a song. Along with the tempo of the song, feelings, smells, and memories rush around. We are all tied by senses. 

Even though there are people that are more enthusiastic about music than others, at the end of the day there is no question behind the power of music. If you've head one powerful song that has really opened your eyes, you can relate. This application lets users share their own special experiences with a song; being able to record on each memory specific details the song brings back. 

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

The Power of Music [Post 17.3]

Hopefully my application will help document and capture these emotions that so many have trouble putting words with. See how tight the power of memories are, attached to music? Holy. Shit. I love this.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Resources [Post 17.1]

A site that lists emotions.

Times Getting Close [Post 17.0]

Some feedback that I was presented with from the last presentation was of the following:

- Is the thumb scan necessary to the story?
- Make sure that the narrative doesn't have too much of a disconnect from the screens, actions.
- Verbal/audio tagging?
- Could the app pop up and remind user while they're listening?
- Make sure navigation is smooth in transitions.
- Can it grab songs not in your iTunes?
- Work on the name.

On that note, I've been thinking about the name quite a bit. This method has sprouted from pulling different words and kind of throwing them together as best as that could mash up and fit. 

I always feel quite cheesy making names and I'm not very good at it. As of now, I have LifeTempo but I want the title to sound a little more personal than it actually is. 

Here are some scans of what I'm considering making changed to and outlining my scinerios too. From this, a checklist has formed of what screens need as far as buttons and how many types of screen I need to redesign. During this whole process I also need to keep in mind