The Digital Shower Experience

2015 Skills & Techniques

4-week project in collaboration with FM Mattsson Mora Group



The objective was to explore how the next generation of semantic and expressive sensor-controlled shower controls could look and function. This year there was a special focus on exploring the design opportunities the technology behind digital showers offer the designer in order to create a design and interface that matches the functionality and potential this product segment has. 


Work method

The creative exercise started with an interaction workshop and group research considering user needs, new functions, technologies, experiences, materials and awareness of water consumption when showering.



Each student presented their final concept with a physical model, a poster and a short "photo-sketching-movie" showing the intended interaction between the user and the shower concept.


External tutor:

Mikael Hansson, Head of research and development, FM Mattsson Mora Group.

Internal tutors:

Lars Johansson, Interaction Design tutor.
Peter Lundholm, software teacher.

Course responsible and internal tutor:

Thomas Degn, Programme Director for the APD programme.