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Hot/Cold: Information Design for Dynamic Media and Light

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The collaboration with Philips Color Kinetics focuses on responsive, interactive, and public display using dynamic lighting at the architectural scale. A team of students will develop and implement design proposals that should conclude with a temporary installation on Ryder Hall on Northeastern University’s campus. This activity is embedded in a studio course on the design of interactive information displays in different contexts and at different scales, ranging from visualizations for personal, mobile devices to information displays on the urban scale. The class results can inform a broader discussion about identity and guidance systems for the campus that appeal through their abstract simplicity and dynamic responsiveness.

When light becomes data with information

LED Light Installation Measures Mood


IDV Students


Miriam Zisook

Ashley Treni

Lauren McCafferty

Esat Karaman

Vivian Sun

Rania Masri

Dietmar Offenhuber, Faculty Advisor

Susanne Seitinger, Philips CK

Zachary Fox, Teaching Assistant

Gadi Baron, Co-op

Peter Schmitt