nuna

Made by Guri Venstad

nuna is a system of patches that integrate with your skin and provide new sensory experiences.

In a time where visual displays are frequently asking for our attention, nuna offers a more subtle and unobtrusive approach using ambient touch. The system consists of three patches that use patterns in vibration, temperature and contraction to form a new haptic language. Using a smartphone as an intermediary, the user pairs the patch with a desired input, such as the proximity of someone else, shifts in the weather, or personal reminders. The data may map directly to the haptic sensations or the user can define their own patterns through the range provided by each sensation.

The system shows a progression of what’s possible with the advanced technology we have available today. As a result of smaller and more efficient electronics, we are able to integrate such devices into our daily lives and behaviors. nuna is exploring how tangible outputs of digital data can allow us to make better use of the nuances in our sensing capabilities as well as facilitate interactions where technology can recede into the background.

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The Graduate Show 2013 - Guri Venstad, "nuna"

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