We were contracted to deliver all of the exhibits shown in 2008 and to develop a series of additional exhibits. For the development of the 28 didactic and playful exhibits we dove deep into the world of household appliances, learning everything from the operating modes of refrigerators and washing machines, to coffee machines, and vacuum cleaners, which proved to be an amazing world of its own. All exhibits were controlled by separate computers. The software used for to control the projections, capacitive touchscreens, and computers was the multipurpose toolkit vvvv.
A didactic and entertaining table displays the product models, technology and history behind Siemens vacuum cleaners with five interactive exhibits within one sculptural block.
The interactive interfaces illustrate the different kinds of dust and the new highly-efficient wind turbines.
The visual highlight exhibit featured several real Siemens vacuum cleaners which were prominently mounted onto TFT monitors vacuuming their unique selling propositions.
The “compressor exhibit” showed the highly-engineered air-flow with a slightly psychedelic 3D mirroring information graphic.
The “floor care expert” allowed visitors to find the right model by selecting their requirements with three easy-to-use dials.
The “Filter Explorer” visually explained the advantages of different air-filter systems by journeying through different 3D dust particles and magnifying them.
The five stations of the “energy efficiency area” showed various energy efficiency improvements in different household appliances. We created a stylized wireframe view of the appliances which can be rotated. Rotating the view also reveals the technological components.
An exhibit allows visitors to explore the advantages of the Siemens “TouchSlider”, “DiscControl”, and “Koch Sensor” technologies. The original Siemens parts controlled an animated graphic on screens hidden in three stove tops.
We demonstrated Siemens “no-frost” innovations with the help of a refrigerated touchscreen. The visitors were able to melt the virtual ice on the surprisingly cold screen to reveal the hidden information underneath.
A real shirt was fixed in a water-filled vitrine, while computer controlled air-pumps at the bottom of the exhibit pumped bubbles into the vitrine to simulate the washing program. A back-projection applied various colorful virtual stains to the shirt.
By using 16 touch sensors, the visitor could not only choose the kind of stain but also the appropriate washing program to remove the stain from the shirt.
The exhibit presented the Siemens “Zeolith” innovation, a substance which accelerates the drying process.
The dishwasher exhibit used a similar arrangement as the virtual washing machine. Lacquered glass plates were used as a back-projection surface to show a playful animation, while real water was pumped over the tables to simulate the cleaning and drying process.
The monitor allowed presenters and visitors to select different animations by touching a button in order to learn about and explore the effectiveness of “Zeolith”.
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MESO Digital Interiors GmbH
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Max Wolf, Katharina Mayrhofer, David Brüll, Nils Weger, Paul Scheytt, Philipp Lorenz, Tobias Schinko, Matthias Zauner, Alexander Balzien, Andreas Hielscher