My name is Nadine and I am an Interactive Designer
T O U R A T H
Jewelry Data Visualisation Display
RFID Keychain/ concept / Platforme LaFayette
The Missing Page
Web Design Of Imperial Twist
Executed by EXACT LAB
My focus and goal during my working process is to always provide a clean and effective design and interaction. I like to be part of the entire experience design cycle, from the concept and strategy to the implementation and deliverables.
The tools and skills I have learned during my BA in Graphic Design and my MFA in Design and Technology are; HTML/CSS, Pure Data, Swift, Java , Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator Adobe After Effect.
T O U R A T H
For more footage about this augmented reality mobile application please contact me.
“You have your Lebanon and its dilemma. I have my Lebanon and its beauty. Your Lebanon is an arena for men from the West and men from the East.
My Lebanon is a flock of birds fluttering in the early morning as shepherds lead their sheep into the meadow and rising in the evening as farmers return from their fields and vineyards.You have your Lebanon and its people. I have my Lebanon and its people.”
(Gebran Khalil Gebran, You Have Your Lebanon and I Have My Lebanon, 1920)
Words to revive the sense of patriotism in any Lebanese losing hope in their country. The young generation in Lebanon has not witnessed the golden era of Lebanon. In order to raise awareness of the culture of Lebanon, I propose for my thesis project TOURATH, an iOS application. It is an interface that combines augmented reality and geolocation to create an experience of the golden cultural age of Lebanon. The learning technique imposed is facilitated by an instructional design methodology. TOURATH reenacts the past within the present and encourages the young generation to be more involved in knowing the history of their country.
The augmented reality method is one of the best instructional design techniques because its technology provides the user with an understanding of the environment as well as a feel to the data being revealed through the screen. Learning by observing creates a cognitive reasoning in the user and facilitates the perception of the knowledge through diverse angles. The smartphone is a device that is nowadays owned by most of the young generations and implementing augmented reality simplifies the access to the knowledge within a voluntary act from one's own need rather than an mandatory class that is required at an academic institution.
The purpose of TOURATH is to create the first and crucial step in the long awaited mission that aims at archiving the initial culture of Lebanon to create a more promising future.
Wink it is a fun project created on PureData. It is a fun interactive way to create sounds while blinking using face recognition methods. I associated two sounds to start and stop depending on the presence of the eye on the face. It is an easy on/off system that triggered the beep sounds depending on the left or right eye.
Jewelry Data Visualisation Display using Processing
For more footage about the project please contact me.
RFID Keychain/ concept for the future Platforme LaFayette in Paris
This concept project was a group collaboration working with the Lafayette Platforme that will be opening in Paris. Our group consisted of 6 people that come from various academic background to create an experimental gadget. When our group began to develop a new interactive object for Platforme Lafayette, we were inspired by the conceptual foundation of the artist as the center. We pulled from the ideas that the artist process should constitute the background of our project and we aspired to create a tool that interacts in a constantly changing space. This space would be for innovative production and the content would be constantly changing, therefore we decided that we wanted to create a product that would enhance the visitor experience to where no two experiences of the space were the same.We were faced with the creative limitations of feasibility, simplicity, and cost and decided to create an object that would be user friendly and could interact with the many pieces of Anticipation space. For our device we fabricated a mock-up keychain fob made with layers of plexiglass. We decided to create different versions with different shapes and colors so that no two visitors could have the same key chain. At first we designed the the shapes in accordance with Anticipation’s branding but throughout our process we decided to choose our own style for the key chain. We also wanted to add different layers of color and design that are similar to current exhibitions or membership deals.
This project is the identity of a restaurent that specializes in goat meat cooked in traditional oriental ways.
it is a Middle Eastern brasserie. The goat's head is the symbol of the restaurant it shows the healthiness
and the lightness of the food that is served. It is a way to change the stereotype image that people see the
Middle Eastern food to be very heavy.
The Missing Page
This project was created under a series of several Computer and Computation workshops. Using Processing I wanted to critique the academic ways in which the history of Lebanon is taught to students.
The average lebanese student learns in 4 academic years the history of the world that includes the prehistoric times, to the Lebanese Independence in 1943. All the events that occurred after this date are unclear and un-agreed on, regardless of the fact that during this time a 30year civil war happened , followed by years of unstable situations till this day.
My approach to this topic is to urge the Lebanese population to demand the right to have an understanding of their full history in order for them to start building nation based on stable grounds. This project Is called the missing page it is the random history we could have since nothing is written down.
Website of Imperial Twist Fashion Blogger
In Collaboration with Dima Kronfol and Executed by EXACT LAB website here