In an interview at the 2013 What Design Can Do Conference, Hellicar and Lewis speak about the ways technology and people can interact.
Design duo Hellicar and Lewis have been in partnership for the past five years. In these years they have focused on creating designs through open-sourcing and generating places for people to share ideas.
We like to make feedback loops between people, places and technology, says the duo.
At the 2013 What Design Can Do Conference in Amsterdam, Hellicar and Lewis speak about various projects they have undertake, placing strong emphasis on making something that has a feedback component.
Their Hello Cube project is an interactive box where people all over the world are able to send through commands via twitter. The unique commands generate colourful shapes in various sizes, and sends the design back to the “creator”. “This project, we believe, is a culmination of our five years of working together”, says Hellicar and Lewis.
They further speak on their Hello Wall project done in 2010, which is seen as their first true interactive project. A screen was printed onto a wall and invited people to tweet messages to it, which would then be broadcast against the building.
We like to experiment and push things. Not all of them will work, but that’s a good sign, says Hellicar and Lewis.
Their 2009 project Night Lights invited people to interact with a screen, which would broadcast their silhouettes dancing or moving in various ways across a building.
Our main interest is how the possibilities of technology and people relate to one another, says the duo.
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