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The Future of Tables The Interaction Lab Insider - December 2023

Interactive Dining Table

This innovative dining table integrates load cells and LED lights to assess various aspects of dining behaviour, such as weight shifts around the table, capturing individual data on dining habits and social data on interactions among table members. Throughout the meal, the table emits light signals, offering members feedback on their actions, providing insights into their eating choices, and encouraging more social dining behaviour through qualitative, expressive interactions.

Featured at the Dutch Design Week, the table is a collaborative creation by Juliet Haarman (EWI/HMI), Roelof de Vries (EWI/BSS), Hermie Hermens (EWI/BSS), and freelance designer Emiel Harmsen as part of the Personalized eHealth technology research program.

This Month’s Events

As you may have noticed, December’s theme is… tables! Throughout this month, all our activities will be related to the integration of technology into the future of dining and social gatherings.

Workshop - MadMapper 101: a workshop on projection mapping.

  • 📅 Date: December 13th
  • ⏰ Time: 19:30 - 22:00
  • 🏢 Location: Tower Room (T200), Citadel

Workshop - Premiere Pro to After Effects 101: A workshop on the fundamentals of 2D animation and video editing.

  • 📅 Date: December 18
  • ⏰ Time: 19:30 - 22:30
  • 🏢 Location: Tower Room (T200), Citadel

Hack the Night - Immersive Cuisine: in collaboration with the Loop team (from the honours programme), this hackathon combines culinary with interactive projections on a 360 degrees canvas to create an unforgettable dining experience, a concept similar to the Fabrique de Lumieres exposition.

  • 📅 Date: December 20th
  • ⏰ Time: 19:00 - 22:30
  • 🏢 Location: Tower Room (T200), Citadel

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