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Kinetic Partition(2012-3)


동적 파티션의 움직임이 공간 사용자의 감성에 미치는 영향 = The effect of kinetic partition's motion on user emotional experience in space / 이혜립 / 한국과학기술원 (2013)


Nomadic lifestyle has partially started to come back into our recent lifestyle. Looking at the latest changes in these new lifestyle, there are many new experiments for having different variables in the living space. As elements a space have begun to evolve, the physical parts of these elements have also begun to include illumination, as well as sound, color, or even temperature. In this paper, kinetic adaptive space was defined based on the existing studies. Reference cases which are helpful for designing kinetic adaptive space are summarized by functional and emotional approach. The user research was also conducted to consider the user experience. As a result, not only a functional approach but also an emotional approach is needed to design a kinetic adaptive space, and the kinetic elements should have their intuitive ways of movement and control method. It can be represented as a space with solicitude. The kinetic partition was proposed as an example of an element of a kinetic adaptive space. The movement was designed by designers’ workshop, and the prototype was created. Each possible movement and user per-spectives gave different effects on the participants’ emotions and their way of approaching to the space. In addition, the kinetic partition proposed to be used in the future office and caf´e. For an office space, this partition can be used to improve public communication compare to the static partition. For the caf´e, the kinetic partition can improve the negative side of openness while maintaining the positive side of openness. It is also expected to give a much pleasure and comfort atmosphere to the visitors.




  • 이혜립, 김명석, '동적 적응 공간 사례 및 디자인 방향’, 공간디자인학회 2013 봄 국제학술대회  ‘Examples and Design Direction for Kinetic Adaptive Space’, KIDS (Korea Institute of Spatial Design) Spring Conference, 2013.

  • H Lee, Y Kim, M Kim, ‘Come on in! : A Strategic Way to Intend Approachability to a Space by Using Motions of a Robotic Partition’,2013 IEEE RO-MAN: Then 22nd IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, Gyeongju, Korea, Aug. 2013.                                                                                                                                                                       (Abstract) Interactive space has been suggested as a future direction for architectural development on the basis of technological advances, and the design factors that affect the user experience of space thus need to be explored. Motion is one of the critical means of affective expression for facial-constrained and verbal-constrained robots such as functional robots. This paper introduces an interactive robotic partition that recognizes a person around it and reacts to the person by expressing physical motions. Using the robotic partition, we conducted a 7 (type of motions: moving toward, moving away, expanding, contracting, incurving, outcurving, and trembling) × 2 (user perspective: approaching to the partition vs. sitting inside the partition) within-participants experiment (N = 28). Participants showed higher approachability to the space and greater preference for incurving and expanding motions than trembling motion. The results also showed an interaction effect between motion and user perspective. When the partition expressed moving toward and expanding motions, participants in a sitting perspective reported higher approachability and greater preference than participants with an approaching perspective whereas opposite results were revealed when the partition showed moving toward and contracting motions. Implications for design are discussed.