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Selection of Graduate Works

Bezalel 2011: Graduates Exhibition
Oz Richter, The Pic'z
, 2011, Graduated 2011, Visual Communication

For my final project, I've decided to take the known and nostalgic Tamagotchi game, to the next level, by creating a version which use modern technologies. Pic'z is a Tamagotchi-like game, designed for smartphones,  which use pictures and photography in order to combine the user's world with the virtual world of his Pic'z, and by doing that create an emotional connection and Empathy for it.

In order to create that connection, i've used the advanced features of the smartphones, like the camera and available internet connection, and modern photo recognizing technology. all designed to give the user the sense of sharing his life with his Pic'z. the little creature lives inside the user's photos, eats what he eats and evolve to a range of possible characters, according to the way the user handle it. the evolutionary development of the Pic'z reflects the way the user care for it and use the game. in that sense, the user becomes like a real Parent to his Pic'z, influencing it's growth and design. 

Oz Richter
Graduated 2011
The Pic'z