Everyday Experiments

Everyday Experiments

How will tomorrow’s technologies redefine the way we live at home?

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Home Applications

Screenless Interfaces
Web Technologies
IoT

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What if you could teach an old home a few new tricks?

Built by — Bakken & Bæck

A technology-driven design studio based in Oslo, Bonn, Amsterdam, and London. We define, design, and develop all things digital, in no particular order. With solid expertise in a wide range of design disciplines, we believe we can bring any idea to life — no matter the complexity. One of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies 2020.

Home Applications is a technical prototype for a collection of apps which would allow you to teach your old furniture some new tricks, which you could then control to suit your own personal needs at your leisure.

'Any technology I bring into my home should be useful, serve a purpose or make me happy. I wrote a program to automatically move blinds based on the sun because to me, that's like your home is taking care of you.'

The apps would be simple, friendly tools which could, for example, use sunrise and sunset to open and close your blinds; use a lightbulb to warn you of high air pollution; or take images from NASA’s photo archive and turn them into a lighting display.

'The technology is widely used, which is beautiful because we encourage everyone to interact with it, make it their own, and feel able to share it.'

—Bakken & Bæck

Bakken & Bæck decided that all three experiments would use common and 'standard' tooling and conventions to enable as many people as possible to immediately hop onto something that is already familiar to them. The web user interfaces are built with static site generator Gatsby (React), with each experiment pulling in other open source dependencies and libraries as needed.

'We feel that just seeing and experiencing both the simplicity and power of code and small experiments will encourage people to start imagining new solutions to their own needs.'

—Bakken & Bæck

Everyday Experiments is a project by SPACE10 & IKEA.

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Everyday Experiments

Everyday Experiments

How will tomorrow’s technologies redefine the way we live at home?

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