Prototyping Interfaces – Interactive Sketches with VVVV

The book “Prototyping Interfaces” is now available! Project update coming soon. Refer to for more information.

Interaction designers develop our digital everyday life. They concept, sketch and create new possibilities of interaction, which are evaluated with functional and technical prototypes.

The book “Prototyping Interfaces – Interactive Sketches with VVVV” covers within 280 pages the applied handling of interactive sketches with the visual programming language VVVV.

It is divided into two main chapters, a theoretical and a practical part. The theoretical part concerns the definition and the meaning of the term “prototype” in the designprocess. Further the theoretical part explains the definition of an “interactive sketch” and how we as designer can use technology creatively. The theoretical part is completed by various interviews in which design agencies, research institutes and artist give an insight in their design process and explain their projects based on the prototypes used. The practical part of the book branches the basics of the visual programming language VVVV and how to control different electronic components with Arduino and VVVV. Beginning from the use of different sensors and actuators to modern tracking technologies like the xBox Kinect, different examples are explained within a wide range of tutorials.

Additional to the book a → website is launched within the user finds the patches for every single example described in the book. Also the website provides technical support and a playground which can be used to upload and share private projects.

“Prototyping Interfaces” is addressed to designstudents, interactiondesigners and media artists.

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Bachelor Thesis
University of Applied Sciences Schwäbisch Gmünd
Winter term 2011 / 2012

Jan Bart
Roman Stefan Grasy
Mark Lukas
Markus Lorenz Schilling

Prof. Hartmut Bohnacker
Prof. Ralf Dringenberg