OH! Interactive Installation by Tangible Interaction
13/11/18
The goal was to create something engaging that would bring people in Vancouver together, build a sense of connection and create a feeling of community.

Credits

Creative Director: Alex Beim

Lead Designer: Andrea Buttarini 

Research & Development Lead: Brendan Matkin

Programmer: James Acres

Producer: Holly Hofmann

 

Description

The goal was to create something engaging that would bring people in Vancouver together, build a sense of connection and create a feeling of community. OH! allows participants to affect the night skyline by controlling the existing lights on the dome of Science World, Vancouver’s most iconic building. The installation entices people to feel connected to where they live and also to the other participants around them. During activation nights, thousands of people came out to be a part of the experience, often forming lineups and patiently waiting their turn.

 

Judge's Comments

This interactive exhibit is beautifully simple and exquisitely engaging. People can learn how to use it without the need for instructions or communications—making it accessible to all. By tastefully combining technology, sleek design and human movement, the installation ignites the wonder, imagination and curiosity that exists in all people. It gets people smiling and encourages strangers to interact and share a memorable moment. This installation has a large effect—not only on those who interact with it but on the cityscape itself. I believe this type of design project can bring people together and forge new relationships.

- Nico Taus RGD