Desktop Party

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Desktop Party screenshot

For this project I wanted to mix new technology with nostalgic imagery. In my proposal I wrote about reviving glitter cursors, but as I started to build the app I became more interested in the general idea of old computer icons. I created a collaborative drawing app where users can paint in a shared space using random icons. The canvas gets chaotic very quickly.

Desktop Party screenshot

I found that while everyone seems to remember the style of 90s Windows icons, users connected most to the icons they identified with their past. I started adding themes, so users could pick a set of icons to draw with. Adding a few more would definitely enhance the experience, like video games or cartoons. I would like more feedback before I decide what they should be.

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