VikaIssue: XXII.6 November - December 2015
Priska van Binsbergen, Ziran Chin-On, Mortiz Fieback, Sharon Koomen, Oukje van Merle, Daan Middendorp, Debbie Rouw, Iris Tol, Josine Vos
Vika is an interactive environment developed for an oncology hospital. Its lounge area is connected to an interactive wall containing 78 rotating flaps, which start spinning when people pass in front of the wall. The number of flaps spinning depends on the person's height and can be increased by making arm gestures. In all cases, the shorter the people, the stronger the overall reaction they provoke. As a result, children are able to create the most spectacular reactions. This makes them feel strong and empowered, which not only improves their self-confidence but also diminishes their parents' overprotectiveness.
Priska van Binsbergen, Ziran Chin-On, Mortiz Fieback, Sharon Koomen, Oukje van Merle, Daan Middendorp, Debbie Rouw, Iris Tol, and Josine Vos, Delft University of Technology.
Aadjan van der Helm ([email protected]) and Tomasz Jaskiewicz of Delft University of Technology, and Sara Ferrari of Sara Ferrari Design served as coaches for the Vika project.