Client: Kompan a/s
Added: January 02, 2012
Updated: January 02, 2012
Discipline: Product Design
Imagine you are a girl between 12 and 16 years old. You do want to play outside and quite active but not on the playground equipment of the girls who are below 12 years of age, that's just childish! Going to the hangout places of the older girls is a bit scary and your parents do not allow you to go there so where can you play?
The Wiggle is just the solution for this, the half sphere in the center can be used to balance upon or to show off skill by doing tricks on it. The surrounding structure facilitates sitting space so the girls can have a comfortable chat and the light effects of the balls also provide safety.
The lights in both the surrounding and the half sphere react to movement of the half sphere. The users can explore the behaviour of the interaction and invent their own games based on the interaction. This makes it more interesting on the long run as well.
STATE OF PRODUCT: A first product version was installed in Eindhoven during the previous Dutch Design Week, contact me if you are interested in ordering one