Processing Community Day 2021 Porto – Sensor Variable Font Workshop

On 8 February 2021 we held a one-day beginner-level workshop on interactive typography in semantic interfaces controlled by physical computing as part of the Processing Community Day 2021 @ Porto organized by the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto. The goal of this workshop was to introduce participants to improve the user […]

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 […]

Sensor Variable Font Workshop – Politécnico do Porto

In the framework of an Erasmus Mobility Agreement with the Escola Superior de Media Artes e Design (ESMAD) of the Politécnico do Porto, I carried out with my colleague Lourdes Marco a workshop with students of the School of Design. The purpose was to introduce them the possibilities of building semantic graphic interfaces through variable […]

Significant Function – random expression

In order to show different possibilities of the Significant Function, I prototyped a more joyful application of the model. In this case the scenario is a shop with a variable identity. Each time a customer is detected by presence sensor the logotype will variate. For this purpose I designed a specific variable font with Glyphs […]

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 […]

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 […]

Model application to control panel car interface

In a previous post you can see the results of one of the prototypes to validate the model. I simulated the interface of the an on-board computer car, relating the distance of the car in relation to another object, car or person. The communication objective is to call the attention of the driver through the […]

Basic model example

In this case it has been developed a basic graphic interface that shows wind speed and direction in a more significant way through variable fonts. Two kind of data recorded by the sensors have been used, wind direction and speed, applied to a single variable font axis, slant. The purpose is to show how variable […]