Stanford Arts Hackathon
With a team of three other Stanford students, I envisioned and designed a Snapchat/messenger extension that challenges people to notice the art that exists in their daily lives as part of Stanford's 2017 Arts Hackathon.
We were awarded 1st Place by a panels of judges from Google, Kickstarter, numberF, and TOTO Express.
Collaborated with Melissa Chen, Sophia Pink, and Joanna Liu.
How can we reimagine the consumption and distribution of art in today’s technological world?
Viewing art is special because it forces you to pay heightened attention.
It jolts us out of the rush of everyday life.
Viewing art does not require an elite taste…just a keen eye and practice.
We want to create a lens for looking at the world around us like a museum.
Art appreciation is sometimes associated with elitism, with people often claiming that they “don’t get” art. So our team set out to reframe the way people approach art and show them that visual inspirations are all around them. The feature called NewView is a Snapchat/messenger extension that captures a moment on camera and compares the image with existing works of art. With NewView, we challenge people to notice the art that exists in their daily lives while nudging in a little art history into their Snapchat feeds.
Capture the world
Users casually take a photo with their phone cameras and our feature randomly selects an interesting section of the photo.
Notice the art
A section of the photograph is identified and cross-referenced with a database of artworks that show similar patterns, colors, or images. Artwork’s name and origin will be displayed when tapped.
Share the art
Snapchat functionality is retained so users can share their discovery with friends.
Experiment & have fun
Encourage people to see the art in their daily lives. Can be figurative photo to abstract art comparison, vice versa, or something else.
Prototype mockups by Melissa Chen