Tuesday, December 15, 2009

User Manual

This is the user manual for the installation.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Final Preparation & Final Structure

Final presentation item consist of poster A3 size, flyers & CD

The poster

The flyers

The CD

Front view

The controller

Overall view

Wednesday, December 09, 2009



Overall look of the integration with the controller console.

Keyboard hack attaching the wire to keyboard pad point.

Both controller console attach with button.

Controller for hand press interaction.

Controller for foot press interaction.

This installation is using keyboard hack and intergrate with the flash application that will run on a laptop. When user press the button provide on the console the signal will be send to the flash application.

The flash application will detect the keyboard key set in the application and will trigger something. All the key is set in the programming part of the application and all the button is connected using wire to the keyboard electronic board.

The button console will be place on top of the structure and they will be a foot button were user can tap using their foot, it will be integrate with other two hardware consist of speaker and projector.

1) Acrylic design x 2pcs = RM 100
2) Button x 7pcs = RM 56
3) USB Keyboard x 1 = RM 15
4) Black paper x 4pcs = RM 10
5) Table cloth x 1pcs = RM 10
6) Wire x 10m = RM 5

1) Button = 7pcs
2) USB Keyboard = 1pcs
3) Glass = 1pcs
4) Table = 2pcs
5) Projector = 1pcs
6) Speaker = 1pcs
7) Laptop = 1pcs
8) Table Cloth = 1pcs



Dance beat is a simulate game based installation that play beats across 3 trance music songs. Players match notes that scroll on-screen to colored fret buttons on the controller, press the controller in time to the music in order to score points and the more accurate the user are the more points they earn.

This installation will helped to rekindle music education in user, influenced changes in both the video game and music industry, has found use in health and treatment of recovering patients as music is use for therapy and has become part of the popular culture vernacular.

With the installation it can be use for launching ceremony,
exhibition, showcase, create hype and can be use to promote latest music.It is a significant cultural impact, and becoming a "cultural phenomenon" as trend changes every year.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Research & Fact findings

“Visuals are things we can see. They consist of elements, such as line, shape, space, volume, color and texture. These elements are organized using the ‘principles’ of design. Design principles are concepts and ideas that use the elements of design to create visuals” (Alan Hashimoto, 2003)
Visual elements are components that can be isolated and defined in any visual design or work of art. These elements are point, line, movement, color, pattern, texture, form, shape and space. These elements are important as they are the structure of the work, as they carry a wide range of messages. (Charlotte Jirousek, 1995)
Sound is created by vibration. Sound can pass through many different substances, in fact, it requires the presence of a medium. Sound cannot travel in vacuum. Air is the most common medium within which we perceive sound. Various movements around us cause vibrations in air molecules, which results in sounds being produced through waves.


Visual elements are essential to give better understanding of the music that been played and it can be influence by the music along with the rhythm and beats. Basically the visual is transmitted by a device that encode accordingly to sync with the music. The visual also is use to portray a certain sound into a visual form. This relation between the visual and the music has produced exciting results. Visual basically can be produce using basic elements by using the pitch control, volume and the beat of sound.

Music that been compose through digital although the basic instrument to create the music is produce by conventional instrument such as guitar, drums, trumpet and others. Some of the producer like to produce this kind of music straightly through digital by using keyboard, electric drums or even digital sampler that available. Most of the music is being performed in club, private party of special occasion so this is where the integration of visual elements is used to create excitement and bring the audiences to the next level.

Project Development

This is some of the project development process that I've done for the meantime and i will include more as this project goes on. Some of the sketches, diagram and creative development for this project has already been compile in hard copy in previous semester, so I will update the previous development later on.


Actually this is the previous semester layout of the space that i'm gonna used. It consist of control console and projector. The projector will projected on the wall.

idea 2
This is the second ideation of the space where the projection will be from the top of the surface and it will combine the button with the console.

idea 3
After taking a short nap, I was thinking is it possible to project from the bottom of the console.

So this is the top view of the console where there will be 6 button on top of the console and one foot button at the bottom of the console.

the table
Some technical remarks that I made for future references and figure on the look and placement of the hardware.

the lights
This would be optional but I would like to have it as it will be setting up the mood for the user.

This is the floor plan layout of the installation.


This is some preview of the application for this installation. It is a Flash based application.


The installation will be in dark space so I design my layout to have a nice neon glow effects. The used of bright color to make sure the gameplay would be clear and entertain and I hope I will get a good projector for this.

First screen of the installation. This is not final yet but this is how the look and feel of the application. I still working on some details and i will update the final screen shots of the application within this week. All the screen shots here are still under progress there are some details that I still want to improve within this couple weeks time.

This is the second screen shots of the application and this is where the user will pick the song they want to play. There are 3 type of difficulty easy, medium and hard. There are 3 songs to be used in this application. The first would be You Are My Diamond by DJ Tiesto, second song would be Invisible Touch by Dj Ferry Corsten and the final song is Lonely Girl from Above&Beyond. The girl dancing on the side of the menu would be looping within just to pages in the first page and the menu page.

This is the application content or the play where user will play and press the button on the console. In this page it will have the title of the songs played, life, score meter, guide note, star animation when click and finally the remarks on each press for example good, bad, excellent and so on. Only the blue button will be tap by foot other button will be tap by hand.

Each user will received point and remarks within each tap. If user missed or tap too early the meter will rise, the meter will only cool down if user get back to the right beat. User will hear some noise distortion of the songs and a red screen if they missed or press the button to early like the screen shots above. If the meter is full is gonna go on to the final score screen.

In this page it will provide some of the details of user game score such as total score, missed, combo, bad, excellent, good and perfect score. After the score if user decide to play again then they can play again if there's no user reaction in the application within 45sec the application will go back to the first page.

This is some color code and typeface use within this application.


There will be more coming after this!!! Sooooooooooo STAY TUNED!!!