light up the wood is an interactive floor element. It encourages playful togetherness and stimulates communication. Pressure from the users’ steps triggers LEDs which by interaction can be changed to create different lighting moods. The more people get together, the brighter the light. When stepping onto the object, the apparently rigid wooden platform yields and adapts to the individual step of the user. The pulse switches for triggering this are freely distributed over the entire surface, necessitating an initial search for the “right step” ...


Sophia Bischoping and Laura Pausinger