Project done with Gianni Cardone and Matteo Stocco at Iuav, Gillian Crampton Smith and Philip Tabor’s course.
Hypothesize that Venice is not as you know it now—it is truly different. Damaged by World War II bombs, it has been rebuilt anew, without its calli, campi and old buildings. Le Corbusier, who loved Venice, designed the new city. And the Venetians also changed: they became modernist, dynamic, intellectual, committed to sport and developing themselves. They want to be modern heroes, as Le Corbusier imagined.
Gymnasium is a mobile application which suits these needs, creating a network between new Venetians and allowing them to excercise together.
To introduce Gymnasium’s mood.
Our hypothetical Venice was entirely bombed during World War II and rebuilt in a modernist way by Le Corbusier. The hypothetical inhabitants are typical modernist men and women, as Le Corbusier would have imagined them.
The video shows step by step an example of using our application programmed with Processing.
Screen shots of the application
Four different view-modes to see the posted action:
by activity (ordered according to the discipline)
by time (ordered around the center from the closest to the farthest in time)
by location (ordered around the center from the closest to the farthest in space)
by leader (ordered around the leader, the best “modern hero” in Venice in order of capacity).
The different views are controlled by the turning wheel-menu that, when it is turned, changes the background and the shapes’s position with a fluid motion, according to the selected icon.
It is possible to surf into the space to find all the posted activities.
Users and coach, the application’s soul.
For this project I specifically worked on the final graphic style. I did the icons and user shapes. The coding was a team effort, my part included the complete coding the shapes’, background’s and indicators’ movements, also the part related to changing view-mode. I also organized the flow maps of the final prototype, Gianni organized the final presentation while I was in charge of the application step-through and Matteo shoot and edited the video scenario.
The whole project on Interaction Venice.