diy city

onedotzero was very proud to support a collaboration between the interactive experts Specialmoves and Haque Design+Research.

As part of a special R&D strand at Specialmoves, this project was a 2-week hack collaboration between technicians at Specialmoves and Haque Design+Research, culminating in a showcase of their work on the 20th June.

The aim of the project was to create a working prototype that demonstrates how a simple digital user interface can empower city folk to redesign their urban environment.

The result of the project was fantastic. Guests were seamlessly able to draw their own images on a bespoke built website, then manipulate that image’s behaviour [bounce, static, spiral], and then choose a specific wall to project their image onto. Here are some photos of the event – we were there for hours!

This was an iterative hack process with no fixed outcomes. The team had 3 projectors, 5 laptops, 3 developers, 1 UX’er, 1 concepter, 1 big idea and 14 days to make a proof of concept. This was an opportunity to experiment for two ambitious and independent interactive specialists, keen to push the boundaries of crowd-sourced interactivity, and it was a huge success.

We’re really keen to develop this project to its next stage. This would work fantastically as a workshop for any age, or a demonstration to artists and programmers interested in this field, or simply as a display/exhibition piece. See a video of the event here.

If you’re interested in talking to us about this project, then please get in touch with Bella Scarr on