summaery2022: Projects

Let’s have fun – exploring playfulness in interaction design | Wall of Fun

Project information

submitted by
Mufleha Ovais

Co-Authors
Faezeh Mansourkhaki, Mufleha Ovais, Sreyoshi Dutta

Mentors
Professor Eva Hornecker, Michaela Honauer

Faculty:
Media

Degree programme:
MediaArchitecture (Master of Science (M.Sc.)),
Human-Computer Interaction (Master of Science (M.Sc.))

Type of project presentation
Exhibition

Semester
Summer semester 2022

Exhibition Location / Event Location
  • Schwanseestraße 143 - S143
    (1st floor, room 2.40)

attractive to children


Project description

Under the umbrella research project of “Playfulness in Interaction Design”, our project “Wall of Fun” will explore playfulness in public spaces through an interactive light installation which reacts to sound based on the volume. Our installation will be around 6 to 8 translucent brick shaped boxes vertically attached to a wall in a public space. These boxes will contain LED strips and all of the boxes will be connected to each other via wires. There will also be sound sensors in this installation. The ‘bricks’ will light up in different bright colours when they sense sound in the surrounding area. The higher the volume of the sound, the higher the bricks will light up as shown in the pictures below. This interaction aims to mimic the animation of a media player i.e. the higher the volume of a song, the higher the bars go and vice versa. This project aims to introduce playfulness in public spaces so that passersby can make sounds in different volumes to see how far up the bricks would light up, by either singing, laughing or playfully raising their voice, etc.

Exhibition Location / Event Location