This project introduces a physical interface to sense the state of the air. Inspired by the miner’s canary, which was used to detect hazardous atmospheres in shafts, we designed and implemented a shape-changing interface enriched with sound to express particulate matter levels (PM 2.5). IVORY is intended to be a mediator for visualizing air quality levels and to address human-atmosphere interrelationships.
A project by Jessica Broscheit in cooperation with Benjamin Salewski.
Jessica Broscheit, Susanne Draheim, and Kai von Luck. 2019. IVORY: A Tangible Interface to Perceive Human-Environment Interrelationships. In Proceedings of the Thirteenth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction (TEI ’19). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, 491–497. doi: 10.1145/3294109.3301266