EL displays turn everyday items into on-demand data feeds, envision students

April 18, 2017 //By Julien Happich
EL displays turn everyday items into on-demand data feeds, envision students
Putting aside today’s technical restrictions, Beneq Oy (Espoo, Finland), a manufacturer and supplier of production and research equipment for thin film coatings, has encouraged students from Aalto University's Product Architecture Design course to imagine novel use cases for its Lumineq transparent electroluminescent displays.

They've come up with novel ideas about integrating the thin displays (obtained through atomic layer deposition), turning every household item into on-demand data feeds.

In the applications envisaged by the students, window panes turns into contextual displays, a mug provides orientation in the office maze or a smart home is packed with the displays integrated into whiteware and furniture.


Transparent displays integrated in a glass. A personal assistant for navigating. Picture from Aalto University Product Architecture Design course. Team: Sara Gottschalk, Aïcha Konaté, Tuukka Pykäläinen, Ville Riihimäki, Will van Twuijver.

 


Aquarium with a transparent Lumineq information display. Picture from Aalto University Product Architecture Design course. Team: Arne Aaraas, Lena Clasing, Seoran Jin, Marjo Koivisto, Jangbae Lee and Esteban Solis.


Displays integrated in transparent meeting room walls. Improved communication, easier orientation and support for a more efficient meeting culture. Picture from Aalto University Product Architecture Design course. Team: Arne Aaraas, Lena Clasing, Seoran Jin, Marjo Koivisto, Jangbae Lee and Esteban Solis.


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