The V&A Museum approached AllofUs to create the centerpiece exhibit for their brand new furniture gallery. The brief was to create a hands-on tool that was visually appealing and would deliver information about the various materials used in the furniture items throughout the gallery in a fun and engaging way.
Each of the interactive tables had two 46" displays running a bespoke openFrameworks application. Different material samples were placed around the edges of the tables and had light sensors embedded in them. A combination of arduino and custom built circuit boards provided the interaction data to the openFrameworks app.
I lead the development of the hardware side of this project from the early prototyping with arduino and various sensors, through designing and producing a custom PCB design for the sensor array, to the final install of the components and circuitry in the tables. Along the way it was critical to collaborate with various internal creative, technical and management teams as well as the table fabricators to ensure a smooth delivery at the highest standard.
Interactive Material Tables