Bon Champion is an interaction design major finishing his education at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. He's a web designer/developer and artist. He's well versed in design practices on and off screen. His favorite movie is Children of Men and his favorite food is chicken fingers.
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Corkboard is an interactive space for saving and organizing images. Instead of filing away images in bookmarks or folders on your hard drive, Corkboard allows you to organize those images visually, like a sketchbook or the wall above your desk.
This application is being completely redesigned and reprogrammed as my thesis at MICA.
The Really Really Really Big Number Contextualizer
The news these days is littered with enormous numbers. Trillions and billions of dollars. These numbers are so big we struggle to understand their scope.
So the Contextualizer takes any giant number and breaks it down. It might tell you how many Ferrari Enzos that amount is equal to, or what percentage of the total assets of the Federal Reserve Bank that is. It serves to take away some of the abstraction that comes with really huge numbers.
Strata is an interactive art piece, which visualizes today's average internet user. I researched the statistics for what the average user does day to day, and then performed that average day (compressed into an hour). It became an abstract portrait of the modern internet user of 2010.
3D Business Card
Inspired by Tim Van Damme's business card site idea, I decided to create one with my own spin on it. Before James Cameron made his ground-breaking Avatar, I made my groundbreaking 3D website!
Movie Settings Map
As an exercise to learn the Google Maps API, I mapped the settings of my favorite movies.
Clicking each pin brings up a clip showing off that setting.
Type Specimen Book
This book shows off the Hoefler & Frere-Jones sans serif typeface Gotham. The cover is made of wood which was lasercut, to reveal the pattern on the front page.
Malcolm Gladwell is one of my favorite journalists, writers, and storytellers, so I created new jackets for his three best-selling books.
His books tend to deal with sociological issues, to the dots on each cover represent groups, whether it's groups of people or groups of spaghetti sauces.
Short's Brewing Company is a small microbrewery in Bellaire, Michigan, near where my family has vacationed for generations. Short's has become reknowned for its quirky beers and resistance to ship those quirky beers.
The owners of Short's believe that trekking to the middle of nowhere Michigan, and experiencing quaint and beautiful Bellaire is a part of the Short's experience. So I created a reusable wooden six pack that can only be refilled at the bar.
Have you ever been walking down the street, and seen in someone's window while they're watching TV? Except you can't see the TV, just the light playing off the walls and ceilings.
Lo.Res is inspired by that experience. Essentially, it is an entire movie, where every frame has been reduced to one color, and those colors are fed into an RGB LED in sequence, creating the lowest possible resolution of that movie.
It premiered at Maryland's 2011 RobotFest, showing The Wizard of Oz