An Interactive Stuffed Animal
The goal for this project was to make a simple interaction that created a childlike sense of wonder and exhilaration for its participants. Flying through the air, landing on something soft, and seeing a satisfying reaction upon impact were the focus of all the decisions. Animations moving in hugging motions, the strange illustrations, the surprising sound and the soft welcoming shape of the bear all worked together to create just the right feeling upon impact.
The Hug Party made its debut at the FITC Conference 2012 in Toronto, Canada.
Code: Daniel Scheibel, Charlie Whitney
Bear Construction: Jeni Lausch
Sound: James Laudicina