Interactive Disco Ball

Tangible interaction through data visualization integrated in furniture objects

Project developed for the annual workshop “From mind to Reality” held by Politecnico di Milano. On this occasion the workshop aimed to explore tangible interaction through data visualization integrated in furniture objects.

The interdisciplinary team of communication designers, industrial designers and electronic engineers worked with the Wi-Fi Development kit “particle photon” and took data from the web-based service "IFTTT" in order to accomplish the objective.

“Spotilights” used Spotify as the source of interaction between a shared music list that resulted in a change of color of the disco ball every time a party guest added a new song to the playlist. In addition, if the hasghtag #Spotilights was published on Instagram the ball started spinning with a speed increased by the amount of shared hashtags, resulting in a new way of party engagement.



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Ghazaleh Afrahi
Pietro Chedone
Lucia Cosma
Sebastian Forero
Jennifer Monclou


Monica Bordegoni
Michele Mauri
Marina Carulli