Floorplay: exploring use of an interactive digital floor display (2012)

Floorplay is a large interactive floor-display, which I developed and evaluated of as part of my MSc project. The interactive display appropriated and augmented an existing part of the structure in the Mallet Place Engineering Building (MPEB) in UCL, to include 216 individually addressable LED “pixels” mounted within glass wells which formed part of the fabric of the building. Along with thermal-tracking cameras to track human motion mounted above the floor, and a system tracking how often people used the stairs in the building, the platform aimed to create a fun and lightweight way to encourage workers and students to be more active within the building.

One of the LED units
View from below the floor during installation
Floorplay photograph
Completed floor display showing a strand test

You can read my MSc thesis here, and further publications related to this work here and here.