The prototype is made with two parts combined. There is the physical build and the digital build.
First there was the physical build. This incorporated making a squat-rack out of wood than using sheets to enclose the sides to make the inside feel like a small rectangular prism (just like an elevator). This was done following Buff Dudes Tutorial on YouTube. The next step was displaying the computer screen into the elevator, this was done by mimicking what was shown on the website onto a spare iPad. By then installing the iPad onto the squat rack and using Splashtop the website would be able to duplicate into the ‘elevator’ for the users to see. The next step was getting the button to work like a real elevator. By using an Arduino multi-button welded onto the board and connected to the breadboard connected to the Arduino Uno, when a user clicks on their ‘level’ it triggers it so that an interaction would load. By clicking quickly, it opens the single user prototype and by holding the button it opens the mulit-user prototype.The Arduino is than connected to the computer alongside the webcam. The webcam acts as a camera to read the users posing and as a microphone for the multi-user charades game. In creating a physical elevator, I wanted to be able to simulate a real elevator experience (due to COVID-19). In doing so I wanted users to feel and experience how the product would be used in a real-life experience. I believe that in doing so I was able to get more of an emotional response from users when testing.