Interactivity was one the more interesting classes in Digital Media Arts.
One the primary focuses was the Interactivity Matrix. This web could applied to any product you could imagine from a movie to a toaster to a smartphone to book. The main point is to get you to think deeply about any product, whether you’re developing it or buying it, what the products end goal is, and if it fulfills that goal.
For our final group project, my group created a pencil add-on for Wacom stylus that would let you physically draw on paper while having those drawing motions captured by the stylus as well. Essentially, you could draw in real world and in the drawing program of your choice at the same time.
Our prototypes were rather crude and not very durable or reusable, but the concept worked. And I think not long after company did start producing something with our same function in mind when before there was nothing like it on the market.