Windmills of our Transmedia Minds App

 Posted by on December 13, 2010 at 10:00 pm  Add comments

Doing a bunch of ARG consultancy and while creating lists of user journey options thought I would create this nice little app to help exercise those ‘cross media’ muscles or drive you bonkers. It is a work in progress (what isn’t nowadays) and many more ‘user journey’ options will be added, an auto button and almost done, a genre selector (which adds some story bits). Kind of an auto ARG creator eventually 🙂


  • Choose ‘auto’ (default) and just watch it in veg out mode
  • Choose ‘manual’ then click the top right red button for each of the ‘next’ steps
  • Choose ‘about’ for a little description…

(in progress) A Cross Media User Journey…should describe the route a user takes through a complex multi platform service. It can refer to their thought processes, the actions they take at various points, the story fragments that are revealed at each junction as they travel across a plethora of channels, devices and forms. It often captures the essence of their UX, user experience and is often displayed as a complex chart.

This application, for amusement only, takes us on an endless Alternate Reality Game like User Journey.

Jul 102008

Google Lively - SilkCharms Pad 02
Although this new soon to be ubiquitous virtual world is not as vastly customisable as Second Life it has some nice useful, linear machinima features such as the rather quaint preset animations and its obvious cartoon aesthetic. I just put together a quick sequence of some of the ‘solo’ animations of the toons up onto the LAMP YouTube channel and after that the couple anims which are quite compelling with more to come from 3rd party developers. With the unlimited ‘viewfinder’ camera positioning and mild set and avatar customisation alongside already thousands of ‘room/environments’ it does offer rapid machinima potential. It won’t be as ‘unique’ as some of the Second Life ones I (now at 200 000 views!) and others have made for example…But Google Lively has some nice off the shelf story environments (my wikipedia entry) which mean less set up as in ‘green field’ social virtual worlds and already story ideas are rearing their ‘lovely/lively’ heads 🙂

Google Lively – Solo Animations

A sequence of animations for individual characters in Google Lively (filmed as Gazlitt in Windmill Forest)…full list in sequence…angry, applaud, bow, buzzoff, cheer, confused, cry, dance1, dance2, drums, evilaugh, fear, fidget, flirt, foottwirl, haricomb, happy, headphones, hearnoevil, laugh, love, no, peace, plead, point, puke, raisehand, rofl, sad, seenoevil, shrug, shy, sit, sleep, speakno evil, stickouttongue, strut, surprise, tada, taunt, walk, wave, what, wink, yawn, yeah, yes

Google Lively – Couple Animations

A sequence of couple animations for avatars in the Social Virtual World, Google Lively (filmed as Gazlitt and SilkCharm in a Windmill Forest)…full list in two short sequences…

1) backhand, hi5, hug, kick, kiss, punch, shakehands1, shakehands2, slap,

2) bodyslam, buddy, choke, cryonshoulder, dance1, dance2, hi5, holdhands, hug, kick, kiss, kisscheeks, kisshand, kungfu1, kungfu2,. patonback, pattycake, propose, punch, shakehands, shakehands02, slap, squash, tickle, whisper