PROJECT NAME: 'Driving at Night'
DESIGN TYPE: Product
PRODUCT TYPE: Light switch
PROJECT DETAILS: Studio Practice 5 2012
PROJECT LOCATION: Unitec, Auckland
PROJECT TUTORS: Cris de Groot, Martin Boult
FINAL PROJECT GRADE: A-
BRIEF: Design an artefact of interest that leads in to Studio Practice 6.
The human mind has a natural desire to be stimulated and thrilled.
Sometimes the experiences can be extreme, such as jumping out of a plane. Sometimes the gesture is subtler, such as throwing a piece of screwed up paper in to a rubbish bin.
These experiences become enjoyable to the user, which often leads them to linger in the acts longer or repeat them more often than usual. What would the users response be if these desires and experiences were present in a common domestic artefact?
Light Controller, White Anodised Aluminium and Resin, 80x80x25mm
The Light Controller has been designed to provoke, delight and surprise its users through its unconventional switch interface and design.
It also aims to become more of a visually contributing artefact to the overall design of interior spaces.
If the dimensions of the Light Controller were subliminal then it would struggle to meet this design intention, hence its extruded face.
LIGHT CONTROLLER FINAL 1:1 PROTOTYPE
HOW TO OPERATE THE LIGHT CONTROLLER