Hello, this is Façade
This is the first part in a series of articles dealing with UX and this playful, yet mysterious little idea I like to call Design Verbs, Not Nouns. It’s mysterious enough that you should probably follow me on Medium.
What is Façade?
Façade is an app that deals with…
I love photography. I’ve spent the past few years shooting cemeteries across Europe and Asia, I enjoy portraiture and, particularly — nudes.
There’s a reason I’m mentioning this. A few months ago, I was taking photos of my Lady. She has (or had) this beautiful red lamp that gives (or used to give) a pleasant, warm, fireplace-like light. We used is as a main light source. Because I’m clumsy, and a fair amount of wine was involved in the process, I tripped. And I broke the lamp. Since I’m a developer, I grabbed my Mac quickly, wrote a script changing colours on the screen, and used it as a main source of light. To our surprise, the results turned out to be way better than we expected:
Since I’m a party wolf at Werework, last Friday we managed to build a Rainbotron™. Yes, an actual Rainbotron:
How to use Façade?
It’s simple — just go to http://facade.photo, copy the URL from your address bar, and paste it to a different tab. Now, move one of the sliders on either of the screens. Fin.
You can have up to 5 different sources of light (you can assign them to different screens by clicking on a swatch on a desired screen).
Share some of your work with us!
I’d love to see how people use Façade. So far, I’ve seen examples of amateur/enthusiast photography, selfies, nudes. A friend of mine used Façade to pick the right paint for her living room.
Have fun, and share the colours!
PS. We haven’t fixed the lamp and we’re probably not going to anyway.
PPS. None of this could’ve happened without the help of my wonderful Lady, Luna.