AURA – The Social Table

Challenge: 

How might we foster interactions in hotel lobbys?

Solution:

Aura is a social table promoting you to interact with others. The table is activated with the hotel key or smart phone and allows users to collect points for sitting at the table. More points when more people are at that table. Name and points are displayed on an e-inc display. The table lights up more and more as people sit at the table together. The working prototype was developed with Raspberry Pi, the lighting was build with el ribbon.

 

Collaborators: 

Kathryn Greskoff

Stephen Suen

Kwesi Phillips 

 

In cooperation with MIT Mobile Experience Lab and Marriott Hotels