War and Peace

A speculative design with an interactive sketch made possible using processing to increase antiwar awareness.

A live demo of the interactive sketch of War and Peace

If you miss something during the experience press or tap Z on your keyboard to turn back a step.



Problem

How to create an experience using processing.js programing language for the user to understand and interact with an interface while acknowledging the twist in the politics.


Our Solution

This sketch is a personal project that is made possible through processing. Within the twist of the experience hides pictures of different power / political figures through a historical timeline, can you find them all? (There are some limits to the typographical options(Kerning) considering many elements involved.)


Process


Storyboard and Ideation

The concept of peace and security has always been a part of human life especially after the first World War and it is an ever-growing concern which gets more complicated and political with the advancement and modernization of humankind and their weapons of destruction. This can be an intriguing as it is with us throughout our lives. Throughout history when governments talk about increasing “Peace and Security” in different regions in the world almost every day, the result in most cases is only more guns and more wars found in those regions instead. If we are to live together in peace there are better ways than guns and violence, no matter where you are born or what color your skin is.

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The sketch starts with the map of the world and the message that will tell the user to click on the display to bring peace and security. That statement moves as soon as the user clicks and becomes a scribble, a symbolic gesture that shows the manipulation of the politicians promises and acts and how far apart they can. This glitch representing the twist and the instability those governments can bring to our world by their shady politics and how they can cause more wars in the name of peace and security.

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Rules of the code

The sketch starts with the map of the world and the message that will tell the user to click on the display to bring peace and security. That statement moves as soon as the user clicks and becomes a scribble, a symbolic gesture that shows the manipulation of the politicians' promises and acts and how far apart they can. This glitch representing the twist and the instability those governments can bring to our world by their shady politics and how they can cause more wars in the name of peace and security.

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Furthermore, after doing different user testing, it was understood that the glitch was somewhat confusing to the users and it made them think the code might be broken. This Led to removing the glitch from the sketch and putting some familiar faces of politics according to history timelines to be more visual and clearer in the message sent to the user.


Reflection

This was a personal project and a public awareness piece that was trying to make a playful experience for the user. However now that I know more about processing, I would like to even explore more into this interactive programming language.


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