We’re at the TEI 2016 conference

We’re currently presenting project results and research findings at the TEI 2016 conference in Eindhoven, NL. Below is a list of our contributions and some pictures from the conference:

UPDATE 17.2.2016 – Eric Geißler’s project SenSole just won the Jury Award of the Student Design Challenge at TEI 2016. Congratulations Eric!
UPDATE 23.2.2016http://www.uni-weimar.de/de/medieninformationen/archiv/titel/8580/

Pneumatibles (Full paper + Demo):
Kristian Gohlke, Eva Hornecker, and Wolfgang Sattler. 2016. Pneumatibles – Exploring Soft Robotic Actuators for the Design of User Interfaces with Pneumotactile Feedback. Tenth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction. TEI 2016. (pdf).

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Good Medicine Tastes Bitter – A Graduation Project by Xinyu Weng

“Good medicine tastes bitter.” said Confucius.

Although its taste is not so pleasant, at least it cures the disease.
What’s more, it keeps us awake.

Do products always have to satisfy the users? How can products that purposely made not so useful affect our perception and understanding of it? How can designers deliver ideas through products? In this project, I try to create a series of products that are not so useful but have good intentioned messages inside, as to explore the purpose and future of product design.

Xinyu Weng
Good Medicine Tastes Bitter
Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
Bachelor Thesis
Product Design / Interaction Design / Speculative Design
Summer 2014
Supervised by Prof. Wolfgang Sattler and Kristian Gohlke

Good Medicine Tastes Bitter

More pictures after the break or on the project website.

Update: Wired article about the project.

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