Ben Stopher: Collaborative Interface

  • ©, Ben Stopher, Collaborative Interface

Artist Statement:


    A visual representation of Arab visual culture as seen by female emirati students at Zayed University.

    Information and interaction designer Ben Stopher is the programme director for Interactive and Visual Communication at the London College of Communication, University of the Arts London. As a special project inline with ISEA2014, Stopher provided a workshop to CACE faculty on ways to explore project data and project options. He concluded the workshop by presenting a prototype document including visual direction, recommended technology, and next steps for student work and project development.

    The team consisted of faculty members:

    1. Tina Sleiman and Yunsun Chung-Shin (Graphic Design II classes, Spring 2014),
    2. Scott Conard (Web Design, Fall 2014) and
    3. Dahlia Mahmoud (GD II, Fall 2014)

    and their 70 students.

    The project entailed working with the students on gathering artifacts and any form of visual evidences from local or regional visual culture in the second half of the 20th century, and then organizing them visually in an informational and engaging format where the users (public) can view and interact. In collaboration, Stopher developed the interface for this database of collected visual items from CACE students home pre-year 2000. The items consist of various forms of design, graphic design, product design, and fashion design, presented in an interactive visual display.


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