Sep 2017 - Jan 2018
Made for OKF Deutschland
Ungehörsam is workshop by Demokratielabore/Open Knowledge Foundation Deutschland in which teenagers create interactive stories consisting of several locations printed as QR codes, each giving you a choice of multiple locations to visit next to let the story unfold. This is made possible by two apps: A web app to create the stories and print QR codes and a mobile reader app to experience them while scanning the QR codes.
To create the technical foundation for this workshop, I designed and created two applications:
- Ungehörsam Editor is a browser-based editor app to generate an interactive story consisting of multiple locations, which can then be printed as QR codes and hung up in real-life locations. Apart from the editing and the QR code generation, it features import/export and an offline mode.
- Ungehörsam Reader is an Android reader app for the QR codes generated by the Ungehörsam Editor. While the QR codes they can be understood in any QR reader, the app parses the content and provides a much more polished look and feel.
- Ungehörsam Reader was written in C# and uses the Unity 2017.3 engine with NatCam Professional for sharp and fast camera support on Android and the Android TTS Plugin for Text to Speech.
The code for both apps is available on GitHub as an Open Source project. Demokratielabore are a pilot project of the Open Knowledge Foundation Deutschland, government-founded by the Bundesministerium für Familie, Senioren, Frauen und Jugend in the context of the government program Demokratie leben!.