Why sit on the couch and play a video game when you can play one in real life? HALI makes your iPhone a Heads Up Display (HUD) while playing a team Hide and Seek game outside, showing the location of teammates and opponents! HALI (Hide and Locate Intruders) divides players into two teams, Hiders and Seekers. Hiders must work as a team to keep each other safe, while Seekers must coordinate to find and tag Hiders.
HALI shows the users a map, displaying the players’ GPS locations. Seekers can use the map to get close to the Hiders, but as they approach the Hiders they must rely on their eyes to find and tag them. Hiders must decide when a Seeker is too close and determine when their location is no longer secure.
HALI was created & designed by the Resinauts: Matt Parker, Corey Menscher, Xiaoyang Feng, and Asli Sevinc. We are all recent graduates of the NYU Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP). Corey, Matt, and Xiaoyang served as ITP Resident Researchers from September 2009 – August 2010.
Corey is a technologist, interaction designer, web application developer, game designer. Corey’s skills encompass Physical Computing, Wearable Technologies, Electronic Text, Social Software, and Mobile Apps & Location-based services. His work has been shown in The New York Times, Reuters, Fox News, CNN, Good Morning America, and other media. He is a recent Adjunct Professor and Resident Researcher at NYU’s ITP, and is currently working for a startup at Betaworks.
Xiaoyang has a Master degree from ITP (Interactive Telecommunications Program) of NYU in 2009. He is an Artist/Designer/Photographer/Programmer living in New York City. His work has been showed in ITP Gallery, Gizmodo Gallery, Sony Wonder Lab, IAC, Wieden+Kennedy, Portland.
Asli is an interaction designer that likes to design games, absurd interfaces, wearables and objects. She especially likes to make pieces that spark interaction between people, therefore loves game design. She has made games for the streets, for Android, for Facebook and now for the iPhone. Her non-game pieces have been shown at Sony Technology Wonder Lab, IAC and Maker Faire. A recent graduate of the wonderful ITP, she’s currently busy designing games and working at Popplet.