Screens are everywhere. So many of our daily tasks have become digitized and interactions with boring flat screens have become monotonous.
With screens becoming a common medium of interaction with our devices, there is a lost sense of touch, sensations and creativity when it comes to designing products. So what will the interfaces of our future smart products look like? Can they provide a new level of experience?
Project “rematerialize” aims to bring a change in the way that we perceive smart products. The project proposes a tangible interface for daily digitized interactions such as listening to music, checking the weather and controlling lighting. By incorporating an unconventional and playful material- silicone, interaction with the objects provides an enhanced sensorial experience. By stroking the ridges on the surface on the objects, different functions are revealed!.
The first product is a speaker that makes use of the silicone surface to change and play music through manipulation of the ridges. The second, is a weather station that allows us to feel temperatures and understand the weather, going beyond the numerical expression on our screens. And the third object is a lighting switch that allows the user to mindfully change the intensity of light depending on the activity, by interacting with this surface.