Wiggle the Eye is a playful installation that elicits physical and social play. By sitting and wiggling on one of the interactive seats, players control the central streetlight and the vibration motors in other seats. This novel outcome stimulates players to be physically active while sitting, in order to discover what is possible with the installation. The installation is public, so one’s actions influence the experience of other players, resulting in strong social interaction.
Wiggle the Eye was developed as part of the PlayFit design research project, and has been evaluated with more than five hundred users at events, high schools and other public spaces. Teenagers were motivated to start playing in an (inherently) active way, while enjoying themselves in a creative and social way. Creativity, pleasure and social interaction were enhanced while sedentary activity was reduced - a good solution to fight the inactivity problem and a first step to prevent obesity.
This installation was designed and developed by Linda de Valk, Pepijn Rijnbout and Rob Tieben, as part of the PlayFit project and the CRISP I-PE project.
- Demo at TU/e Open House
- Four-week evaluation at Rooipannen college, Eindhoven
- Four-week evaluation at Mondial college, Nijmegen
- Demo at Innovation Business Event Eindhoven
- Two-week exhibition at Polish Design Festival, Poland
- Exhibition during Dutch Technology Week 2014