Open Sesame: An exploration of our haptic sense in everyday digital doors
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
The advent of electronics and digital technologies in the last century has brought some significant changes in how we use and behave around doors. In this development, progress seems to imply a use of automation or shying away from physical interaction, and consequently a subtle yet potentially rich channel of information.
Open Sesame aims to explore and reason around an opportunity and complementary perspective of leveraging digital technology to enrich the use of our haptic sense in future doors. The project poses an example situated in an office environment and builds on methods of hardware sketching to design a set of haptic door behaviours that reflect the state of a space. The resulting perspective attempts to make digital information about a room accessible for the user at a glance whilst reimagining the role of the door as a more active representative of the rooms it connects.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 64 p.
Door, Behaviour, Exploration, Digital, Everyday, Haptic
Design Interaction Technologies
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-91334OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-91334DiVA: diva2:735593
Subject / course
Degree Project, Interaction Design
Master's programme in Interaction Design
Andersson, Niklas, Interaction Programme Leader
Deshpande, Parag, lecturerStott, Mike, Professor emeritus