Paint Pulse is a project which seeks to build upon the water marbling crafts of Ebru and Suminagashi with digital behavioral additions. The idea is to design intricate, flowing patterns of paint directly on the surface of water which you can capture on the surface of paper. Expert crafters can hold an intricate mastery over the art and produce incredible results. Our goal was to add additional digital elements to the craft which would afford new means of expression without fundamentally altering the interaction. Thus experts would be able to retain their mastery while exploring new possibilities for the art.
I was the lead designer of our three member team. I designing a user experience that matched traditional ebru as closely as possible, designed and fabricated the stylus and comb, and soldered a multitude of wires.
You can see the steps the project went through on instructables where it won thegrand prize in Instructables Design Competition.