atom02:Interfaces walter aprile
Walter Aprile's expertise is in interactive technologies applied to design, with a focus on protototyping. He also does research on technology sketching and food-related topics.
A. The overall interface will be a three-part system :
1. User interface - via a website similar to Facebook or other social network websites (eg. Myspace, Last.fm, etc). The possibility of adapting a game-interface was discussed.
2. Management interface - which the manager entity of the site uses to control & evaluate various areas (e.g. managers can block parts of the site from long-term booking, can see the popular permutations of the site activity, can receive feedback for maintenance, etc).
3. A physical interface - on site, possibly a "physical stick" part analog, part digital.
B. Whatever interface will be implemented, the most successful interface is one the user already knows. If the user has to learn a new interface then it has to be worth it (e.g. the Adobe software suite interface is somewhat difficult to learn but provides for greater functionality).