henk-jan room is a design entrepreneur and founder of room for concepts. from his studio in the hague, netherlands, he devises his own projects as well as working on client commissions. as a designer, henk-jan wants to inspire and enable human beings to connect using technology and to bring people together, encouraging real life interactions that lead to meaningful connections. technologic developments are shaping everyday life, in particular how we relate to each other; technology makes communications easier, faster and cheaper.
the interactive jacket is connected to the phone and then to all social media
but there are also downsides like the fact that we can easily miss a deeper level of communication. we are sending information rather than conducting real conversations. henk-jan starts by setting human beings in the center and implementing technology into our real life interactions. he mixes the digital world with the physical, instead of the other way around while supporting real contact in the real world. as a designer, henk-jan focuses on projects that shape technology and meet human needs.
the jacket can be used in festivals
recently henk-jan room worked on the interactive jacket. this jacket can be connected with social media by plugging the cable of the jacket into a mobile device. via an application on your mobile device you can select your preferences and based on them, the interactive jacket communicates through light with other people as soon as they are nearby and match your interests. this can be related to dating or networking events or just for spontaneous meetings on the street. the jacket can be also used in festivals to enlarge the experience making it interact with the beats of the music. the result is a piece of clothing that encourages real life interactions that lead to meaningful connections.
the interactive jacket is equipped with LED lights
app on mobile device
henk-jan room holding his own creation, the interactive jacket
edited by: juliana neira | designboom