ABOUT MY WORK
When a group of people are engaged in an experience, a powerful feeling that “this is happening to all of us together” can arise. Much like an individual can enter a state of ‘flow’ when they are fully immersed in an activity, a group can have ‘swing’ when participants connect through a shared experience.
While there is a whole industry designing user interfaces for computers and mobile devices, these are generally for 1-1 interaction (i.e. one person and one machine). Designing effective multi-user interfaces presents a new challenge, which I have been exploring within my work.
Sharing interaction with an installation provides a platform for people to interact with one another. I have found that offering a shared interface can foster human connection, even between strangers.