Respond, mechanical cat rack by Nicole Schindelholz
Published on September 12, 2012
Today, more and more products are simple on the outside and complicated on the inside. People cannot understand the products anymore and they lose the control over them. Concerning this development, the desire of understanding a product while using it decreases. With this project, Nicole has taken the opposite tack, to ensure that people can see how a product works, so that they can enjoy understanding how technology works. It is her aim to set people thinking, so that they really perceive the world with the help of their eyes and their hands.
“Respond” is an interactive coat rack, which moves when a coat is hung on it. It is an ingenious weight system, using precision carpentry and the element of surprise. After all, surprise arouses curiosity, and curiosity can lead you to the pleasure of understanding.