To aid in the development of Chess Tutor, I began prototyping new visual styles for chess that express the unseen elements of the game to beginners and intermediate players.
Some of those elements are the simultaneous offense and defense, traps, and even the objective, which is not necessarily apparent to beginners. I did this primarily by experimenting with displaying all the potential moves every piece could make. My influences included my research into chess history, and the book, as well as the color relationships explored by Josef Alber.
Below are presentations of the project proposal & background research, the development process, and a gallery of the final visuals.