AitA: Prototype 1 exploration

 

Brainstorming different possible playful search engine methods for exploring different curated collections in the Library of Congress Young Readers Center. How can we allow for both curation but still a sense of serendipity? Thinking of applying the idea of a paper fortune teller simulation, where maybe its an interactive p5js sketch that navigates you using a similar layout as above. Or maybe its a program that generates one for you to fold yourself for older visitors.

 

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For the test I search a range of children’s books based around different seasons of the year to do a quick paper prototype of the search mechanism. Although the paper fortune teller restricts the title amounts to 8 due to its 8 reveal tabs, maybe from a p5js could access / sift through a larger amount  of titles. 

A couple questions are leading me to wonder that maybe fuzzy dice or something that can be rolled like dice, with FSR sensors on each face would be a more logical mechanism if looking for future modularity/ interchangeability?

For the Fortune teller concept to work currently its very dependent on the visual illustration of the concepts. And would be unsure how it could become something that librarians could easily change out unless they’re excited to create their own illustrations for their future curated lists? Right now its a very rigid design in that way.  How to make it more fluid / interchangeable?

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