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Trace Tile

Trace Tile by natalie woolf from uk

designer's own words:

A tile which lights up in relation to the contact from the individual. A soft pool of light which crosses between tiles demonstrated the point of contact. (eg. Standing on the tiled floor). The tile is electronic with LED light sources. Each tile is connected so that the pool of light or the trace of your lights up gently and then gradually fades away over time.

The Trace Tile shows where you have been, gives an opportunity to contemplate of the movement of others and demonstrates of our global connectivity.
This decoration is made by the movement of the people that cross the tiles' surface.
A tile-able tile is the symbolic expression of connected technology, connecting people following their progress, lighting up the night, each persons journey becomes a shooting star.

Expanding the tactile landscape. - Applications for the Trace Tile range from fun playroom for all ages to a sensory environment for assisting the disabled, giving a visual response to a physical expression of movement.


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