Project: Making Things Happen Type: Competition Design: Input Creative Studio Status: Settled Location: New York City, USA
Designed for GE Garages Making Things Happen Competition, our installation is an interactive experience that showcases the design talent and rapid prototyping capabilities of a new generation.
In the process of making things, there is a moment that sparks the initial idea. This spark has been recreated by a cloud of suspended hypercubes, which are the geometric basis for how we can visualize in four dimensions. The ability to imagine and build on four planes permits us to create new objects and translate ideas into reality.
Gradating in size from large to small the cubes are hung by white rope and blue laser cut hooks in reference to the GE logo. The larger cubes contain screens that play a live feed of the GE Garage in action and smaller cubes feature an optional area for product display.
The rope and hooks have been carried throughout the entire space as an interactive installation that engages the customer in the design process from conception to completion. After a customer completes their small prototype, they can hang their creation from one of the hooks. This showcases the made objects while allowing the user to become an integrated part of a larger experience. The ever-changing installation would encourage users not only to stay in the space longer but also to come back after leaving.
The complex simplicity of the design melds technology, creativity and human perception into one.