Week 8 + Concept

Alistair Harris - Sat 25 April 2020, 1:00 pm
Modified: Sun 26 April 2020, 11:58 am

Response Questions

What is my concept / individual focus / individual responsibility for the project?

The concept is an interactive elevator which aims to provide a fun and engaging way for people to travel in the elevator to their floor. My individual component of this idea is to develop the technology for the specific audience of elderly and disabled users.

Key Functionalities

  • Voice recognition/answer acknowledgement
  • Interaction for a single or multiple users

I aim to replicate the elevator experience as close to the real thing as possible.

Firstly, I will build the general shell of the elevator using a square shower in one of my bathrooms.

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From these images you can see the glass around the shower so in order to make it more like an elevator I need to make the glass dark or black. I could always put cardboard on the glass but I think this will take a long time and will provide the same results as using 4 sheets for each side of the glass. This will ensure all the glass is covered.

After this I will add in the aesthetic features that resemble an elevator such as the buttons for different floors and the US level light system above the door (this bit will be simulated as the the elevator isn't actually moving).

As it will be very dark inside I will most likely need a light or torch over the top because some of the software for poses need a lot of light to be able to recognise you.

What is the ideal finished product? (All technical and physical obstacles ignored!)

The ideal finished product is an interactive elevator that does not annoyingly disturb people but instead helps them become alert and ready for the day. It should also be fun and enjoyable and shouldn't feel too repetitive even after using the system many times.