EXTREME WEATHER CONDITIONS AS INSPIRATION FOR INTERACTION DESIGN (ÄÄRISÄÄ) 1.1.2015 - 31.10.2016
At this project the extreme weather conditions are studied as new possibilities for information presentation and experience creation. At the beginning of the project the cultural meanings associated with extreme weather conditions are collected and analyzed. The project benchmarks exiting solutions and seeks for new ways of taking advantages of weather conditions through the creative use of modern technology.
Relying on the background study and state of the art review new demonstrations are created and evaluated. The aim of the project is to find new ways of presenting information and visualizations by utilizing both the nature and the extreme weather conditions in the north. The expected results of the project can be utilized widely in planning for new technologies and services and maintaining existing ones in the markets that are essential for Northern companies.
The project is funded by the Tekes. The coordinator of the project is the University of Lapland, Faculty of Art and Design. Other partners are Hulluporo, Santapark, Ranuan seudun matkailu ja Siida, Nature Centre of Metsähallitus.
The total budget of the project is 150 000 euros.
Eija Timonen, Responsible Director
Ismo Alakärppä, Project Manager, email@example.com, 040-7250189