Qinru Zhang is a designer graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2022. She uses her skills in design, conceptualization, and interactive technologies to create memorable experiences. She currently works as a member of the RISD Design Guild. ︎ ︎

Digital Bug
Creative coding, 2021
Processing JS
‘Digital Bug’ is a motion-tracking project where I conceptually transformed the ‘bugs’ I have encountered in coding into an interactive installation.

Participators are encouraged to move freely to direct where the camera brush stroke goes. The movements would eventually form a bug-looking shape.

My intention is to playfully embrace the obstacles I have encountered in the process of creating, and to deliver that message to my audiences by allowing them to make their own bug, establishing a connection between human bodies and the digital screen.

Image documentation:

Player Test:

Motion-tracking test:

Cursor test: