Form & Interaction

2014 Skills & Techniques

4-week project in collaboration with FM Mattsson Mora Group


Objective

The objective was to explore how the next generation of semantic and expressive sensor-controlled mixer tap could look and function.

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.
This year the students where also asked to consider the time-based interaction between the product and the user and were asked to visualize the user interface together with the flow and behaviour of the water with "photo-sketching-movies".

Result

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 mixer tap.

External tutors:

Mikael Hansson, Head of research and development, Ostnor AB.
Jakob Nyström, software teacher, Soja Film.

Internal tutor:

Niklas Andersson, Programme Director for the IxD programme.

Course responsible and internal tutor:

Thomas Degn, Programme Director for the APD programme.