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Bluescape

Bluescape began as the question, “what is the office of the future?”. Office systems giant Haworth came to Obscura looking to redefine creative collaboration, a mandate rich in possibilities. After a few months working with the business strategy team at Haworth, we landed on our first product - an infinite, creative workspace.

I led a small team of designers and developers to build proof of concept prototypes. Our team built a high performance, highly scalable operating system, capable of nearly infinite screen space, group interaction and cloud streaming for real-time remote collaboration. Many novel interaction models were developed to address the challenges of multiple simultaneous users, both local and remote, and nearly infinite navigable space. We built custom display and multitouch solutions, as well as a unique stylus solution to maximize performance and capabilities.

Our prototypes proved the product concept was viable leading to an investment by Haworth in a join venture with Obscura. I left Obscura at the end of the prototyping effort. Bluescape is now for sale and can now be found in select Haworth showrooms.

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Final product showing off group interaction Early concept of a digital whiteboard Scalable platform Early prototype of the OS Stylus prototype development Stylus prototype rendering Behind the scenes of the first prototype Testing an early prototype Writing on the wall Web client synced with the wall Final product

 
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Date

June 2013


Team

Obscura Digital


Client

Bluescape / Haworth / Obscura


Role

Creative Direction, Technical Direction, Experience Design


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