Overview

HappyAppy is an interactive app that allows friends to connect by virtually dancing together. This allows people to connect in a physical and emotional way that is not currently possible.

Ideation

Quick sketches were done to define the concept and think through user scenarios.

Final Design

By shaking the phone left and right, your personalized virtual critter will do a funny dance by moving its butt left and right too! Spinning your phone vertically transforms your critter into a ballerina as it tiptoes and spins on the spot. Flipping your phone horizontally makes the critter thrilled as it leaps into the air, performing a backflip somersault.

This set of basic moves can be expanded to include more dancing styles and iconic movements. Speed and intensity can also be controlled by the human dancer to create more intricate interactivity.