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 […]

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 […]

Prototype Nº4. Sound sensor applied to the expressive capabilities of typography on a large format screen

The fourth prototype developed proposes an application of variable typography more focused on sensations. Specifically, the music of a concert is related to the typography projected on the screen of the stage. On the one hand the elements would be the sound sensor that records the frequency of the music with values between 7 and […]

Prototype Nº3. Temperature and water sensor applied to the weight of the typography in an interactive informative panel

The third prototype aims to explore the relationship between sensors that detect climatological phenomena and the expressive capacities of typography in the public space of cities. For this purpose, a temperature and water level sensor (simulating a rain sensor) has been used in a electronic billboard or more commonly known in Spain as mupi. On […]