With people spending more time at home than ever before, now is the time to act and learn more about the way we experience and engage with our homes. The web-based platform EverydayExperiments.com – which will be launched on June 17– gathers some of the most “interesting” technology and design studios to showcase a series of digital experiments that explore new ways of how people interact with the spaces they live in. The project is initiated by IKEA and its research and design lab SPACE10.
The explorative, surprising and playful experiments can be perceived on the platform that demonstrates how homes can be experienced in extraordinary ways through the means of technology. Conducted by some of the world’s “most innovative” design and technology studios, the experiments focus on AI, machine learning, augmented reality and “cutting-edge” spatial Intelligence.
“The future home should be about people first. It is a place for everyone to be safe, to feel comfortable and in control. Technology is quickly becoming a vital part of the IKEA customer experience and home furnishing offer. Being a values-driven brand, we focus on people and the planet. As we enter a new digital era, we are also exploring new ways to create a better everyday life at home, while protecting people’s privacy.” said Fredrik Axén, digital manager, core business franchise at Inter IKEA Systems BV.
“Home – especially these days – plays an important role in how we develop our everyday interactions and relationships. It is not only the place where we live but the place where we work, teach our children and where we connect with the world digitally. We believe, the more we learn about the next curve of design and technological innovations, the more we can help people to make tomorrow’s life at home, and with each other, even better,” says Bas Van De Poel, creative director at SPACE10.