Noise-Sensitive table at the lab
The noise-sensitive table is an interactive furniture project at our lab. The new prototype is now available, as depicted on the picture below.
The Noise Sensitive Table is an example of interactive furniture based on the concept of group mirror. Its matrix of LED, embedded in the physical table, indeed displays a representation of the social interactions. The table namely reflects turn-taking patterns when students work collaboratively. The peripheral perception of this feedback allows them reflecting on the group verbal interaction or on individual contributions and, finally, deepening learning and regulating their collaboration. The first prototype of the noise sensitive table showed the interest of the concept. Continuing this project now requires adding more features. The interest is to move to more spontaneous and unconstraint interactions, where users can come, move and leave when they want.
(pictures taken by maurice cherubin)