Apollon


Apollon, commercial video
Apollon cameras, in connection
Four Apollon kits, cameras and remotes
Collectively triggering two cameras with their remotes
Additional features: a sling to explore new perspectives
The Apollon cameras and its designer
Possible outcome after collectively using multiple Apollon cameras [by Jaimi Martinez]
Possible outcome after collectively using multiple Apollon cameras
Example of explorative prototypes for the form and interaction design of Apollons remotes
Example of explorative prototypes for the form and interaction design of Apollons cameras
User research: exploring the aesthetics of sharing
Exploring how two cameras could be combined and connected. Tangible interaction.
Example of exploring social photography by a simple cardboard camera

About:

Apollon is a camera that provides playful photographers the opportunity to approach photography from a new perspective. Its strength lies in its feature of physically combining your Apollon camera with friends' Apollon cameras. If being physically combined the photos taken with your friends' cameras are wirelessly transferred to yours, resulting in having a series of photos of the same event but all from a slightly different perspective. By processing these photos new types of media can be generated that goes beyond the ordinary photo and cameras. For example, animated photos that evoke a 3d-effect. The Apollon camera allows trying out new perspectives, combinations and ways of processing photos with its own software, which makes it a platform that can be explored in various directions.

 

In addition, the Apollon camera has been designed in such way that its shape triggers users to physically explore miscellaneous camera configurations and through this new media by innovative ways of using interconnected cameras. By making small changes in camera design and technology a new platform is created that allows to be practiced for various purposes.

Apollon
June 2011
Camera design project
Team:
Gordon Tiemstra
No client: in search of
Design research
Vision development
Concept development
Explorative prototyping
Product design
Interaction design
GUI design
Branding & Identity