Interactive Environment students present complete office furnishings at AMS

News - 24 January 2019 - Communication

On 23 January, students of the Interactive Environment minor presented six projects that together form the office furnishings at one floor of AMS in Amsterdam. Their goal is to stimulate cooperation and knowledge sharing in office environments. The coming months, people will actually work in this ‘living lab’.

The six developed prototypes create a smart and interactive ecosystem together:

1.       Co-Zone is a place where everyone can personalise their flexible work space, up to the localised climate.

2.       The personal timer Gemma helps you organise your work and keeps you active.

3.       The Community Garden is the relaxation space for the whole office floor. Here you can just chill out and even take care of the communal plants.

4.       Topo visualises all current and former AMS projects in the city of Amsterdam. It’s an easily recognisable meeting point, perfect for receiving guests and acquainting them with AMS.

5.       You can use the smart Booking Display to reserve your meeting space.

6.       That meeting is so full of topics, but there’s so little time! Meet offers helps, by visualising the planning and remaining time of your meeting.

7.       Bonus: Membrain then collects the data of all the above prototypes in the smart office ecosystem and visualises this for everyone who comes onto the office floor. Now you know where it’s nice and warm or cool, where it’s crowded or where you can work in peace. Remember to water the plants!

All these prototypes will gather data of their use and the office environment. Using this data, several master students will carry out research and improvements to the prototypes at a later date. Curious about working in this interactive environment? Come check it out at AMS in Amsterdam.


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