The Enchanted Ceiling

By: Avanika Pradeep Yammiyavar

Tutors: Simone de Jong & Mark van Huystee

Keywords: hand gestures, relaxing, calming, engaging

This product engages with confined users by bringing in relaxing music, sounds, nature and a mix of geometrical patterns on the walls and ceiling with hand gesture based interaction. The well-being of the user is improved using ancient Indian hand gestures to self-heal, relax and calm down towards ‘sleep time’ by having a mind free from mobile phone induced chatter.

The design goal was- to reduce the cognitive load of 18 to 25-year-old design students isolated in their rooms and help them relax before they sleep at night.

The interaction with my product should feel like drawing a Buddhist Mandala.