Teaching Origami by Overlaid Video

The motivation of this project was to teach novel gestural interaction to new users when static diagrams did not suffice. I recorded a video of myself making an origami boat. Then, I projected this video full-size back onto the same space. I brought in a few people to try to learn the process. The video was project both offset and coincident to the participant’s hands. I also played with making the video temporally “jagged” so it ran back and forward over important points. I observed that people easily became lost in the video, which led me to believe that time-based media is not the best way to teach difficult manual activities. See the video: