Manufacturers are quick to integrate these new capabilities, with little consideration for the user experience. The results rarely satisfy our human need to interact with tactile, tangible artefacts.
What if the artefact were to carry out all functions behind the scenes, and the user interaction reduced to the bare minimum? Would the device be better accepted, if the role it plays in our modern world becomes less obtrusive?
Automat attempts to do just that. It puts the device back in its rightful place, resulting in a smart object which looks and feels like a sculpture – simple and pleasing to the eye.
This project demonstrates how disruptive technologies can serve us, improving our everyday lives without causing unnecessary disruption.
April 9 – 14, 2019
The extension of classical input methods through the use of specific gestures and tools that allow a motoric enrichment and individualization of the work process create a new craftsmanship in the digital.
As visual beings, we are able to use our senses without restriction. Naturally we are moving through our environment and we have become accustomed to this condition. We unconsciously react to diverse outside Influences. In doing so, we overlook changes constantly.
The boundaries between real and artificially created worlds blur perceptibly. Acoustic signals are coupled with every interaction and are a resonance of every environment.
Each texture or materiality has its own individual echo and can be distinguished and demarcated from other unequal objects.
The module is designed for such environments in order to undermine this dominant order by living, communicating elements. Its effect unfolds in the form of arranged light objects, which are synchronized to larger homogeneous surfaces and present a kind of meditative light effect.
With the aid of shape memory alloys, a reflecting film is placed in a pre-programmed movement and it projects the reflections of a fixed light source onto a translucent projection surface. The constantly changing shape of the film transfers to the resulting image and gives the impression of a spatial movement.
April 4 – 9, 2017
This project which translates digital data from the personal bank account into a physical output without using numbers. It is the attempt to change the users understanding of their own finances and gives the opportunity to influence the inner attitude in a positive way regarding their money matters. This small and restrained device will fit into every living situation – stationary and interactive sculpture.
Flux is able to receive and broadcast data and gives a simple understanding of the users finances. Flux visualises and encodes the cashflow by two pendulums. The left one represents the saving account while the right one shows the remaining checking account budget. Just activate the device with a short knock on the upper front of the housing and both pendulums automatically adjust their position to the current account status.