Pint of Words is a project developed and prototyped by Valerio Calimici, Gianni Cardone and Carla Piazza.
We worked as a team for every step of the design process, always sharing ideas, suggestions, and proposals. Actually we believe that this project could have never been done without our constant, mutual aid, in the worst as in the best moments.
We decided to divide the amount of work into specific parts, for a faster and better production. Everyone of us developped an own area, according to his personal field of competence.
Carla developped the code of the navigation, it means the homepage and all the different sections. She created the main structure with all the links and all the general functions then she tested it into a real iPhone, trying both the accelerometer and the drag version for the iProcessing code. She collected and organized all the texts as a database for the readings; moreover she shooted and edited all the videos. Finally she helped the team to arrange presentations and graphics.
Gianni wrote the whole code of the main interaction, using different sketches in order to turn the device into a ‘real’ pint of Guinness. He tested the code several times to find out the best way to obtain bubble and foam with fluid and realistic appearance; he integrated that Processing code with the accelerometer part for iProcessing. He worked on the web applet, to load a Processing code into a web page and he took some of the photos we used for the navigation. He also edited the step-through video and helped the team to build up the general graphic appearance.
Valerio mainly worked on the graphics of the project. He created some early graphic proposals, and later he developped the whole graphic, helping the team in creating the right effect for the navigation and the main interaction. He improved the graphical appearence of the pint, experimenting with a lot of textures for the glass, and some different codes in order to generate a fluid effect for bubble and foam. Finally he shooted some parts of the videos, and he drew the logo, the advertising and the pins too, which he handmade by himself.