Jo Portus

Interactive Developer

What I do?

I'm an senior interactive developer at McCann Manchester. I develop apps, games and installations for brands like Shire, Nestle, Aldi, Mecca Bingo and Siemens.

The Trouble with Dragons

"The Trouble with Dragons is a charming interactive storybook written for children with ADHD. Driven by touch, tilt and sound, it helps children (and adults) understand more about ADHD and how to manage it."

Awards

We won a FWA mobile of the day on December 13 2015.

We also won two Bronze and a Silver at the IPA best of health awards

Snow globe

An interactive snow globe connected to the internet, with a low latency webcam and buttons on the website that let people change the lights, make the snowman dance and make it snow; and then see the affects in real time.

It was a bit like magic.

The Xylocane

An ongoing experiment in musical interaction. It uses a Leap Motion controller to interact with a automated xylophone I've made. Its working title was The Auto Xylo Proto Uno Leapo but no one could remember the name.