I found inspriation for my design from the Camera C3 Argus. I wanted my design for the Camera of the Future to be idealized from the perspective of the writer in the article. It should have whimsy, but also have imperfections in a charming way.
The article mentions that the camera is the size of a walnut, so I compared it to a walnut. in the second image.
Lastly, I have taken away the chord that extends down the sleeve, but I still wanted the camera to wrap around the head of the wearer. The final design is on the right side of the page.
Functional Specification and User Flow.
The image on top is a magazine ad for the Camera of the Future. I imitated the romantic style of 1940's and 1950's advertisements and replaced the image of a regular consumer and home-owner with a scientist. The product is enlarged on the side to show what it looks like up-close and displayed on the wearer on the right.
Below is the complete design of the Camera of the Future. With this view, you can see all of the details that you would not be able to see if the camera was its true size.
My first instinct for this project was to gather data and represent it in a simple, easy-to-digest manner while putting a creative spin on the project. I wanted to create an interactive cube which would display the data to all six questions on each face. When the user would spin the cube, it would turn to a different side.
I scrapped my ideas for the interactive cube, as I wanted to strive for a more abstract idea representing individual responses rather than a collective whole. I was intrigued by the idea of using lines and dots to represent data, as it felt scientific.