Since Tokli would dance on a stage and perform for an audience, the group decided to give the environment the look of a pop music concert. Speakers, musical instruments, shafts of saturated light, trusses and staging were designed. Since three projectors would be used to show the concert on the walls of the Zeum exhibit space, the group decided to use three different views of Tokli, as if he were a star of a TV special. Here are some of the images and sketches that inspired the design of the stage and environment:
The interface was initially designed to resemble a funky robot command center. The group strove to strike a balance between a themed look that would match the design of the experience and an intuitive interface that would not confuse the players. The players select dance moves by turning the turntable, which in turn switches the highlighted window that shows a small animation of the dance move to be selected. Several options were explored for indicating a view of the complete Tokli in order to indicate to the players they all contribute to controlling the dancing robot that they see on the big wall projections.
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