I created this calendar for my senior thesis project in college. I wanted to go beyond superficial visuals and create a tangible product that people could interact with. For each month, the calendar is designed to transform visually every week in ways that reflect its subject matter's real-world changes over time.
My inspiration for this thesis project came from the book "Einstein's Dreams", which explores the possibilities within each of us for imagining time and existence.
There were three big challenges during the creation of this piece. One, to apply subjects for each month that would interact uniquely from one another and visually demonstrate a process that occurs through time. Two, to produce a successful interaction using only paper. Each month has a different subject, but that subject is moved weekly to expose a new week, as well as show the progression, or movement, of the subject in time. A relatable quote is placed at the footer of each month. Three, to tackle how to present these on screen. Ultimately, I created this series of animations that included simple movements to emulate the real-life interaction. This proved to be an effective undertaking to clearly communicate my piece's functionality.