Installation tutorial

The following apps are needed to create an interactive prototype that relates variable fonts to Arduino sensors in a web environment. For Mac and Windows users: Visit download and install your Os version. Visit download and install your Os version. Visit download and install your Os version. During Windows installation the app […]

Sensor Variable Font publication

Recently, a chapter on the Sensor Variable Font project was published in the book Perspectives on Design and Digital Communication: Research, innovations and best practices published by Springer. You can access it in Abstract Cities are rapidly developing into so-called Smart Cities, where the Internet of Things (IoT) and the hyper connectivity of citizens […]

Variable font reacts to music

Within the framework of the subject Tipogafría y edición experimental that I lecture at the Escuela Superior de Diseño de Madrid, one of the students has developed the project named Typotone. Taking into account that Typography is undoubtedly the most specific component of Graphic Design, the subject is oriented to develop a typographic project focus […]

Sensor Variable Font Workshop – Escuela Superior de Diseño de Madrid

In the framework of the subject “Tipografía Experimental” lectured at Escuela Superior de Diseño de Madrid, I developed with my colleague Lourdes Marco a workshop to introduce to the students the possibilities of building semantic graphic interfaces through variable fonts and data collected by sensors. Moreover, we conducted a validation of the model in order […]

DIGICOM Conference

On the occasion of the third edition of DIGICOM, an International Conference on Design and Digital Communication, organized by the Design School of the Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Ave, I presented along my college Lourdes Marco a paper to introduce the definition of the model Sensor Variable Font to the design community. The conference […]

Technical specifications

At the present time I only know two technologies able to interact with sensors and variable font axes (please write me if you some else). Sure there are more to come, but in the mean time… One is through the font-variation-settings CSS propriety and the another one is through the fontVariations Drawbot (Python) propriety. To […]

Advanced model cases

The model has been created with a broad level of abstraction and sufficient flexibility to allow it to be applied in multiple interactive projects. The options are infinite and it is up to the designers to apply an adequate logic to their purposes. On the following figures I show more variations of the model using […]