Technology in the home:
With the advancements of technology we are becoming more familiar with the idea of a connected home. However, these interaction are robotic and dilute the essence of the home.
How can we make the home more human again?
“This quota of Atmospheric spirit is the most mysterious and elusive quality to objects” - Jasper Morrison
What if our personal artefacts could be used as switch’s to control the atmosphere of the room?
How it works
Some process pictures helping to capture the journey through the project
An interaction exploration: how could this central plinth be used as the main control centre and what things can it influence? By moving an object up does it control the brightness and what if you were to twist it… could it change the hue? These were some of the questions I tried to ask as I designed what would become the main switch.
The looks and feel of the final design direction. Despite me wanting to create something with visual intrigue, it felt like a better fit for the project to design lights with the intension to reside into the background. After all the focus was meant to be on the objects and the light it creates; instead of the lights themself.
This was a very early piece of work in the project, in which I explored the idea of a passive smart window that would act as a seamless portal to… well I guess wherever ‘home’ would be for you.
Although very different to the final concept it still looked to challenge how we interact in the home, to be more human and natural.
Before the final design was discovered I explored different interior installations which would act as the main body, embodying the ‘atmosphere’ of an object