Tangible Teamwork Table

Category: Installations, Interactive

Client: Dr Flora Salim

Date: 2013

This interactive table installation employs tangible building blocks to change the configuration of an urban model on the table and get a sense of how it influences wind flow around the site. Responsive graphics communicate the dynamics of the wind simulation – moving a block changes the system and causes the wind flow to adjust to the new obstacles.

Developed for the Convergence exhibition at the RMIT design hub as a prototype for a future collaborative platform whereby urban planners and architects can visualise real-time aspects of a proposed design and manipulate parameters in real-time.

Visuals, interaction and Kinect tracking developed by Sensory Empire. View a video of the interaction here.