How much does ‘design’ influence your experience? – from Helsinki

Helsinki has been declared World Design Capital for 2012, and in celebration of that, they’ve set up quite a strange cafe…

From the cafe Kauko’s website, internet users can remotely control different aspects of the space like the height of tables, chairs, the lighting or the music level, and immediately see the effect those changes have on the customers… (the name, by the way, means remote).

I haven’t had a chance to try it out yet, but it sounded like a fun way to get people to think about / try out what affects a space, regardless of the fact that people seem to be using the interface mostly to annoy other customers hehe..!

WDC Helsinki 2012 – Kid  &  WDC Helsinki 2012 – Shorty from WDC Helsinki 2012 on Vimeo.

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