Inanimate Objects That Touch Back
UK-based designer Katrin Baumgarten has built in the element of disgust into two recent projects
UK-based designer Katrin Baumgarten has built in the element of disgust into two recent projects which aim to give a signal to the user as well as others present.
“I am interested in the transformation between the states of disgust to comfort. …Abstract objects respond to your behaviour and disgust becomes a part of interaction”
One project, the Goosebump Object, raises small bumps on the object to simulate goosebumps when a user interacts with it. When held, the Squirm Object physically moves away by floundering and squirming. The projects demonstrate new ways for designers to provide tactile feedback in devices, while pushing the frontiers of creating emotional design in objects.