“Prototyping Interfaces – Interactive Sketches with VVVV” is the bachlorthesis of the studens Jan Barth, Roman Stefan Grasy, Mark Lukas, Markus Lorenz Schilling at Hochschule für Gestaltung Schwäbisch Gmünd. The thesis was supervised by Prof. Hartmut Bohnacker, Prof. Ralf Dringenberg .
Interactiondesigners develop our digital everyday life. They concept, sketch and create new possibilities of interaction, which are evaluated with functional and technical prototypes. The book “Prototyping Interfaces – Interactive sketches with VVVV” covers the applied handling of interactive sketches with the visual programming language VVVV. It is divided into two main chapters, a theoretical and a practical part. The theoretical part concerns the definition and the meaning of the term “prototype” in the designprocess. The practical part of the book branches the basics of the visual programming language VVVV and how to control different electronic components with Arduino and VVVV. Beginning from the use of different sensors and actuators to modern tracking technologies like the Xbox Kinect different examples are described within a wide range of tutorials.