How can drawing help us “see” ourselves better and empower us through self-discovery? A interactive drawing booth that allows people to “capture” themselves through their drawing process.
Drawing has always been a way for me to process my thoughts. As technology continues to advance and our daily life becomes increasingly digital, I now realize the value drawing is able to offer to me the freedom and the time for self-reflection. How can drawing help us “see” ourselves better and empower us through self-discovery? I want to design a drawing experience that allow people to capture their own essence —their inner thoughts, voices, emotions, personalities, and quirks.
The Drawing Booth resembles a photo booth, but instead of taking photos, visitors capture themselves through drawing,by recording and revealing their drawing process. Upon entering the Drawing Booth, the visitor will be guided to randomly select a prompt, for example, “draw something that makes you smile no matter what”. A webcam is placed above the drawing paper to record the drawing process. Once the visitor is done drawing, a time-lapse video showing the visitor’s characteristic process of drawing is generated as a “portrait” of the visitor.