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Jacobo’s thesis “Sensible Geometry” was a great illustration of what smart
interiors might look like in the next few years. By integrating elements like the living
wall he presented—which relies on the movement of inhabitants and the ebb and
flow of a crowd—spaces will be taken to the next level with design that we can
actually engage with. Infrared sensors embedded within this three-dimensional
wall sculpture allow it to respond to the amount and speed of passersby and
move in time with them.
But more than that, “Sensible Geometry” explores how information can
be represented beyond a two-dimensional form. By transforming into sensitive
objects, it becomes more perceivable. Jacobo’s message is about integrating
technology, information, and design to understand the world around us without
creating useless amounts of data, but rather forms that relay a message and
disappear when they are no longer needed.
ADVISOR: Ignacio Urbina Polo
FOR MORE INFORMATION: sebastianjacobo.com
Sariel knows the importance of technology.
But she also acknowledges what we’re
losing with these advancements when
applied to our products and interiors: human
interaction. Inspired by the Apple Watch, her
thesis “Static Distraction x Mobile Communication” explores a way to maintain how far we’ve come,
while getting back to our roots of eye contact and human touch.
The wearable communication device she ended up with achieves that balance as it can transform
from wearable to handheld and back again, giving users the opportunity to determine their level of
attachment. It connects to smart kiosks throughout the city where users can perform more static
functions such as watching a video or writing an email.
ADVISOR: Sinclair Smith, Bruce Hannah
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