Project: Corporate light
This project was about the creation of an interactive light object for the entrance of the mainbulding of Cofely. Together with Ardjoen Mangré another M11 student we created ANNELUX an interactive lightrail.
This project was about the design and realisation of an interactive light installation that welcomes visitors to the Cofely headquarters. Cofely is a large multinational in the field of professional building services. The light installation should communicate Cofely’s vision through an experience for the people who approach and enter the building. The visitors should be attracted to it and remember the experience. We designed the installation and play an important role in the realization of the installation that has to be done by the beginning of 2013 and stay in place for at least five years.
If you want to gain more in depth information about this project feel free to take a look into my report.
In earlier assessments I received the feedback that I should not stay too analytical in the process, but through various iterations I should let the experience grow. Because this project was for a Client, I was eager to show what I am capable of. One of my goals was to prove that I am capable of keeping a professional relationship towards the client. By constantly making things and showing be able to show the process rather than explaining. Another goal that I had, was to make a “Museum ready quality prototype” meaning something made out of durable materials that last longer than only the exhibition.
After the midterm exhibition there was a period for SDL activities and modules, but during this time we contacted Bruns, a company that is specialized in building interactive museum installations. We realized that in the 4 weeks that were left it was impossible to come to the realization of the whole installation. Therefore we focused on making and visualizing the concept as good as possible.
For the third prototype we chose for the material PMMA, which had beautiful light qualities. I focused on finding IP 65 (water proof) certificated sensors that could measure the touch of a hand on the railing. I found an infrared proximity sensor that could do the trick, but not yet water proof. It is for the client the task now to find a producer that can deliver one.
Taking the first prototype en build on it further was a good decision. In terms of interaction there was not so much different, but in experience it was a completely different story.