Neo Navigation

Neo-Navigation was an exhibition of student interactive work at The Weitman Gallery at Washington University in St. Louis. The show was made up of a series of single-serve websites by six students including myself in the Fall 2016 Form & Interaction course taught by Jonathan Hanahan.

In the sites, we present non-traditional forms of interaction in which the browser is no longer just a repository for viewing websites, but an artistic medium for visual production. Visitors would find that common navigational elements no longer caused the standard effects, but led to an atypical, immersive, and multi-sensory experience.

I designed a basic branding system primarily revolving around posters advertising the show. The posters act as containers for the immersive content of the websites featured in the show. Each unique poster design draws from a different contributor to the show, using screenshots of their sites arranged haphazardly over the poster’s grid.

Scroll (1/3)
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The first of three websites I designed and coded that were exhibited in the show. This site investigates the experience and possibility of scrolling as a purely visual experience.

Click (2/3)
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The second site investigates the act of clicking. Each click “digs” deeper into the site, creating strange moments of visual interest in the overlaps. Random image and font combinations are generated with each Refresh.

Resize (3/3)
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This site acts as an ever-shifting story, dependent on the resizing of the browser window. Instead of adapting the form of content between different screen sizes, the content itself is shifted. Depending on which direction one pinches or expands their browser, verbs and nouns change to form a new sentence based on the original sentence from “Jack and Jill”. As something is changing, it turns to white.

Total of unique possible sentences: 1125 or 1.08 Decillion.

Websites by Emma Magidson, Tyler McManus, Luke Sorensen, Kelly Tsao and Bohao Zhang
Exhibited at The Weitman Gallery; Professor Jonathan Hanahan