Communicative waiting in public spaces
The relaxed interaction with SHIFT makes waiting in public spaces exciting, communicative and less anonymous. The seating arrangement combines the principle of the see-saw with the subject of air pressure. If one person sits down, the air is pressed into the other cubes, which rise. Thus, all seats interact. Waiting persons have a chance of entering into a casual kind of contact with the room and the environment. SHIFT can be discovered and tried out together. Our aim was to create a piece of furniture functioning on analogue and easily understandable principles, instead of depending upon complicated programming language.
The Master project "Interactive Objects" was held at University of Applied Sciences in Mainz within the degree program "Spatial Communication".