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ETree: Tactile Interactions with Light

Grimaldi, Silvia and Felipe, Jesus (2007) ETree: Tactile Interactions with Light. In: Design and Semantics of Form and Movement: DeSForM 2007. Koninklijke Philips N.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands, pp. 102-107. ISBN 9780954958718

Type of Research: Book Section
Creators: Grimaldi, Silvia and Felipe, Jesus

Etree was developed after a study on tactility and people’s physical interactions with everyday objects. The aim was to design a lamp using an electroluminescent light source, and making it playful and engaging. The designers aimed to create an object that addresses different forms of physical interaction and the resulting lamp invites the user to play and interact with the light within a three-dimensional space. Moving the strands of light changes the quality of the light itself, giving a stronger illumination when the strands are together, and a more diffuse ambient glow when they are apart. The strands of light stay in the position they were set, so the lamp retains a physical memory of the interaction creating a time-based dialogue between the user and the space through manipulating the object; these physical gestures turn the users into designers of their space.

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Publisher/Broadcaster/Company: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
Your affiliations with UAL: Colleges > Central Saint Martins
Colleges > London College of Communication
Date: December 2007
Event Location: Northumbria University
Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2014 14:13
Last Modified: 29 Mar 2016 14:40
Item ID: 7542
URI: https://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/7542

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