The idea was simple and catchy: Track people as they stand or walk along a 32′ video wall at a tradeshow, and link them to randomly generated thought-bubbles that contain fun, client messages and that move on the wall as the people move. That’s what 3D Exhibits asked Perfect Prototype (PPT) to create for its booth at the Exhibitor 2012 Show.
At a pivotal point in the project development, we produced a video of the wall in action for the client’s review.
The client supplied the fabrication, hardware, background video footage, and graphic design of the thought-bubbles. Perfect Prototype handled the hardware specification, graphic production, interactive and electronic motion-sensing programming, site replication testing, and installation. PPT’s interactives technologist Matt Browning attended the show to calibrate the unit and provide technical support, if needed.
Booth visitors were intrigued and responded intuitively, playing with the thought-bubbles by moving and reading the varied messages as onlookers watched them.