Royal College of Art
School of Communication: Information Experience design
master's thesis project
2015, London


The Future of Our Spatial Experience -

Exploring implications of emerging technologies, to enhance human cognitive capability, through more natural integration of digital interfaces into our physical lives. Case: interface for spatial navigation.

Design mediates between tech and people; it provides interface and enables interaction, but also takes responsibility of how AI might affect our cognitive performance. Design can change the role of technology into either sensory aid, extension or replacement. 

Project delivers a playful tool for experiencing space, a tangible interface that forms an abstract framework of spatial and temporal reference through two small, skin adhesive, marbles. While it draws attention to joy, haptic feedback encourages psychomotoric learning and so facilitates active memorisation. It uses synthetic technology to achieve data privacy and lets people control actionable data through latent interaction. 



by Sara Vrbinc  
Aalto University, Helsinki + Royal College of Art