Talk at the Kårk (R)evolution realse at the School of Architecture Aarhus, 17.05.05

Who am I?

Andreas Lykke-Olesen, Ph.D.-student, architect maa
Department of Design, School of Architecture Aarhus
InteractiveSpaces, ISIS Katrinebjerg
Project: Space as Interface

Graduated as architect from the School of Architecture Aarhus, Department of Communication Design 2000.
Been involved in teaching and research projects at aaa, a&d, daimi og cavi

What is design?



Style & Beauty

Function & Form

[chevrolet 1958] [remind me]

What are the new challenges for interactive design?

Time as a major player

Response and feedback

Multidisciplinary teams

User centered design

Social implications

Design for meaning in use

New methods for gathering user requirements

Participation vs. pushing

Interactions vs. appearance

Work towards a proof of concept

[I/O Brush] [eMote3D] [cube search] [re:form] [Speech navigation]


Spaceasinterface deals with the emergence of pervasive computing in our surrounding space that contains both physical and virtual proporties. Interacting with these environments require a new way of understanding the relation between space and technology. To me interactions should not only be limited to simple displays but be a part of and take place in the space, and in that way using the space as the interface. This is done by combining the spatial and technological properties with the user as an interacting device – speaking to, gesturing with, moving in and touching the surrounding space. That way our interactions with technology gets a closer relation to the environments they are applied to.


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