Enabling Hand-Crafted Visual Markers At Scale, Designing Interactive Systems (DIS) 2017

Artcodes research grew out of a previous project called aestheticodes. Using the research from aestheticodes and partnering with designers based at Central Saint Martins and computer scientists from the Mixed Reality Lab and Horizon Digital Economy Research Institute at the University of Nottingham, Artcodes software has been introduced into the ‘real world’ and tested in the public domain.

This paper explores a designer-centred approach in which skilled designers handcraft seed designs that are automatically recombined to create many markers as subtle variants of a common theme, and reflects on how technologies must enable designers to balance goals of scalability, aesthetics and reliability in creating beautiful interactive decoration: Enabling Hand-Crafted Visual Markers at Scale.