Date of Submission

Spring 2014

Academic Programs and Concentrations

Computer Science

Project Advisor 1

Rebecca Thomas

Abstract/Artist's Statement

My senior project is a mobile application for iPhones and iPads. The application explores the devices’ sensors and displays information visually at the level of the user interface to encourage the user to contemplate the role that their smartphone has in their life and consider how they interact with these small rectangular devices that they carry with them everywhere they go. The application uses touch gestures to allow the user direct manipulation of objects, accelerometer data to display unintuitive gravitational effects on the screen, and a background of a camera display to add an element of augmented reality to the program. These three types of user input work together to present a dynamically changing image to the viewer. The project also explores standardized interface features within iOS and their importance as mobile computing becomes an inescapable aspect of modern life for many people.

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