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February 12, 2018

Smart Seat

Considering a seat as a tangible interface, it basically has the capacity to interact with the user, since it gets in touch with a major part of the user’s body. So the applications of a seat as an interface can be vastly expanded when the user is able to communicate with the surrounding environment through soft robotics and tactility-driven sensors and actuators embedded into the seat. 

In 2018, University College London (UCL) in collaboration with Tehran Urban Innovation Center (TUIC) provided an opportunity within the framework of a design-by-research/research-by-design studio, to shape new interaction scenarios between the seat as a tangible interface and the user.

At the Phase I, the outcome of the studio lead into two projects : Poking Seat, and, [in]formal Seat.

 

Poking Seat Project | From Inaction to Interaction

A project by : Sahar Asgari, Hoda Eskandar Nia, Mannan Ghanizadeh Gerayli, M.Reza Hedayati (part-time)

Studio Coordinator : Nashid Nabian

Academic Support : Helge Wurdemann, Bani Anvari

Studio Tutors : Raha Ashrafi, Mahdi Najafi

 

Click here to veiw the Poking Seat project booklet.

 

Click here to veiw the Poking Seat project video.

 

 

[in]formal Seat Project | Decentralized Modular Robots, Shaping a Dual-Mode Seating Experience

A project by : Sasan Bahrami, Sajjad Mansournia, Oveis Shahnaei, Masoud Valinejad

Studio Coordinator : Nashid Nabian

Academic Support : Helge Wurdemann, Bani Anvari

Studio Tutors : Raha Ashrafi, Mahdi Najafi

 

Click here to veiw the [in]formal Seat project booklet.

 

Click here to veiw the [in]formal Seat project video.

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