Northeastern University College of Arts, Media, and Design: Physical Design, Physical Computing


As part of Janos Stone's Physical Design, Physical Review course, students were asked to develop projects that collect live user data and use that information to create responsive and adaptable environments. Student projects include: understanding human movement and HVAC efficiency by tracking carbon dioxide vapor bubbles, an interactive “playground” concept that allows immobilized children in hospital rooms to play and interact with children in other rooms, an immersive sonic environment designed to reduce stress by responding to biometric data, and an adaptive acoustic wall that changes shape to manage changing sound pollution conditions.