Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Rethink

Role: Senior Developer
Client: Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County
Team: Potion Design
Technology: Cinder, C++, OpenGL, GLSL, JavaScript, Node.js, Express.js, HTML, Jade, CSS, SCSS, Python, WebSockets, WordPress, PHP, MySQL, Multi-Touch

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Rethink is a 20+ person multitouch interactive located at the education center in the Solid Waste Authority, West Palm Beach, Florida.

The interactive consists of a 20 foot multitouch table and a large video display system.

On the touch table, tour groups can explore an interactive map to learn more about the renewable energy facility and the area surrounding it. Users are also invited to participate in 3 interactive, educational games and learn more about recycling, waste and how to be more environmentally conscious. The experience is led by an instructor and controlled via a browser-based iPad application.

My responsibilities included developing a variety of features in the interactive map, 2 educational quiz games and an iPad controller application. The Potion Design team consisted of 1 designer, 3 developers and a producer.


Shopping quiz game
A shopping quiz game in which an instructor can post different questions to the group members in a gameshow format, via the iPad controller app.
Interactive Map
Users can interact with a large map of the facility and surrounding area. The map contains live streaming videos from parts of the facility, semi-live tracked trash trucks and information about the various processes.
Recycle Right
Users can place their hands on the touch table to ‘log in’ to play the Recycle Right sorting game.
Recycle Right
Users play as a team in an attempt to hand-sort as many incorrectly recycled items as possible, before they reach the trash.