The folders are placed on desktop following a concentric and symmetric layout but they are named by numbers in a clock wise direction, with 8 folders on every corner and the rest in the center, this composition makes the user create different animated transitions as the folders are selected differently before to open them. Though each corner uses a different gradient background design on the folders placed in, the same for the ones in the center, this makes a visual coherence while they are animated. A good example of breaking that visual flow is when in the minute 2:05 the folders are arranged by name on the right side of the desktop and selected by order through cmd + A, they still open by order but the gradient designs are alternated provoking a greater complex visual.

Title Opening Folders

Year 2015

Type Screen Video Capture

Size 1280 x 800px

Length 02min 41sec, loop

Nyan Folder gets a similar concept than Opening Folders (first video above) while exploring and interacting with the GUI through the selection area, discovering how the OS reacts to the multiple selection modes at the time to open the folders. In this case the folders have been placed by rows and the opened folders placed manually one by one in order to fill the entire desktop area when all the folders are opened, again using the memorised position of the items over the desktop when they are opened or either minimised or maximised, a feature that has been quite utilised on several pieces from Macintosh Lab.

Title Nyan Folder

Year 2015

Type Screen Video Capture

Size 1280 x 800px

Length 03min 54sec, loop

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The folders are opened from top to bottom and vice versa, just using the keyboard shortcuts, playing with the idea of linking the consecutive opening action with the colour hue of the gradient. Thus every folder has a different background, same design but changing its hue (360º of a colour hue cycle has been divided by 31 folders, so each folder has increased its hue 11,61º to complete a entire cycle between the first and the last folder) making a visual effect such as colourful tunnel or video feedback behaviour.

Title Deep Gradient

Year 2015

Type Screen Video Capture

Size 1280 x 800px

Length 0min 29sec, loop

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Again following same composition of folders and concept that in Deep Gradient (previous video) , the background of each folder is different but has the same design, in this case a radial gradient has been modified increasing its colour hue 2 cycles along the 31 folders, which makes a radial animation when the folders are opened at once.

The screen video capture software slowed down a lot the performance of the operative system during the recording and I couldn't get a good record during the normal opening. There is this video https://youtu.be/PO4ayTAtPes recorded during the training which shows both opening folder ways, normal and slowed down (using Shift key)

Title Spinning Beach Ball Folders

Year 2015

Type Screen Video Capture

Size 1280 x 800px

Length 0min 27sec

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