VANCE

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A presentation on VANCE, The Voice Activated Number Counting Elevator that we created as part of our masters in interactive design at NYU's ITP program. Fall 2008.

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VANCE

  1. 1. Interactive Elevator
  2. 2. Elevators Are Boring
  3. 3. Elevators Are Impersonal <ul><li>Small Cramped Spaces. </li></ul><ul><li>Impatient People. </li></ul><ul><li>Public vs. Private Space. </li></ul><ul><li>Constant In/Out Traffic </li></ul>
  4. 4. Observations <ul><li>Quiet on elevator. </li></ul><ul><li>Interactions between friends. </li></ul><ul><li>Eyes directed to floor or ceiling. </li></ul><ul><li>Approx. 5 seconds between floors. </li></ul>
  5. 5. What If...
  6. 6. Your Elevator Had a Personality?
  7. 7. Your Elevator Could Talk?
  8. 8. What Would It Say?
  9. 9. Objective <ul><li>Facilitate conversations between people. </li></ul><ul><li>Consider interaction between people and their environment. </li></ul><ul><li>Less “awkward” silence resulting in a more pleasant elevator experience. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Meet V.A.N.C.E. Voice Automated Number Counting Elevator
  11. 11. Main Components <ul><li>Break Beam </li></ul><ul><li>Door Sensor </li></ul><ul><li>Speaker </li></ul>
  12. 12. Challenges <ul><li>Using the WaveShield </li></ul><ul><li>Directing the laser beam onto the photocells </li></ul><ul><li>Getting design to work every time </li></ul><ul><li>Battery life of lasers </li></ul>
  13. 13. Results <ul><li>More interaction between people </li></ul><ul><li>More interaction between elevator/people </li></ul><ul><li>Decreased feelings of awkwardness </li></ul><ul><li>A more pleasant elevator experience </li></ul>
  14. 14. Next Steps. . . <ul><li>Implementing trivia games. </li></ul><ul><li>Adding campus events or reminders to audio cues. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Thank You!
  16. 16. More Info http://uhrblogger.com/projects

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