Selected Projects from the DMI Archives

Digital+Human Communication

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Computer-mediated communication systems today focus too much on convenience, such as speed and efficiency, and filter out the important elements of human communication, such as physical space, gestures, emotions, and individual uniqueness. Using dynamic mapping as a methodology, my thesis investigates how we can inject richer nuances of human communication into online communication systems.  read more »

LightOn

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LightOn is a project to explore new form of interpersonal communication over distance through lamps and light. The concept prototype is a pair of network-connected lamps and triggers located in different places. When one person turns the light on, the lamp in another side will also light on. Light is employed to create the illusion that people, separated by distance, are connected. It provides a subtle and peripheral way of communication for people in different places.  read more »

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