Extensive study of various materials to narrow down to one particular material. Once I selected my material, I explored the various physical properties the material. This exploration gave way to defining those key properties which would be translated into a digital experience.
After several iterations of the final results. I came up with a launch screen and home screen interaction which would translate the playfulness and liveliness of the material. Created a prototype in Pixate and presented it as a video.
The process of translating physical properties into a digital interface gave key insights into the relationship between the two environments. It also revealed that most of our present mobile interaction are inspirations from the physical world. The combination of both the worlds is a beautiful space to be a part of.
The process of trying to translate physical properties of a material in to the digital world helped me understand the importance of using perceivable characteristics that should be restored to signify a particular material. It also helped me question an application of such a material in our existing mental model of how our digital interfaces should behave.