Moodstream™ by Getty Images Website
The image stream can be catered to the user’s preferences of speed, duration, transition, and content. Using unobtrusive, collapsable sidebars, the user can a mood that is more humorous or serious, calm or lively, nostalgic or contemporary, warm or cool. This forms a very visually pleasing and useful navigation structure. This is a fantastic website for getting creative juices flowing and could be recommended to the visually-inclined and the curious.
The horizontal lines through video and images represent a compression of file size but also add a consistent theme throughout the user’s experience.
Getty Images is the world’s largest stock imagery company. The website draws from its audio, video, and photo archives to create a creative and adaptive service to its users.
If the user likes a particular piece of music or image, they can add it to their “moodboard” and even purchase it from Getty Images’ library.
6 thoughts on “Moodstream™ by Getty Images”
Moodsteam is a website that combines visuals and audio to fit one’s current mood. The concept of this site is definitely a cool idea. The ability to see different visuals depending on the mood you pick keeps me interested but there is limited audio which deters me from using it for more than ten minutes.
I agree that the audio clips could be extended to let the listener hear more of each song.
The concept of mood stream is very interesting, although I think the site could produce a more attractive design. The music is only available in short clips, preventing the viewer from longer periods of use without changing preferences.
What would you suggest that might improve the design?
I like the idea of combining visual and audio which revolve around emotions or mood. The audio doesn’t seem to have any names for the tracks, which is kind of a bummer. Flash does a pretty good job with this website although it seem like its a “factory” design referring to rough picture quality and button design.
I actually don’t really enjoy this site, which is strange since I love music. I’d have to say that I enjoy using Pandora over this site, mainly because I’m not that drawn to the music that they offer. I also find the pictures, moving or not to be slightly overwhelming. So while I don’t personally enjoy this site, I feel like it would defiantly draw people in, it just feels limited in some ways.