SolaColor: Space coloration with solar light

Tomoko Hashida, Takeshi Naemura, Yasuaki Kakehi

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Abstract

SolaColor is a scheme for creating a place (namely, a floor space) whose color is varied in response to sunlight. The aim of this work is to create sustainable spatial rendition by utilizing sunlight. A feature of this spatial-rendition scheme is rendering places by color - rather than contrast - of lighting. By means of SolaColor, areas in sunlight are colored in pink, while shaded areas are colored white. When this scheme is practically applied, time-varying patterns appear in synchronization with the movement of the sun. When a person or object enters a space created by SolaColor, white shadows oriented according to the position of the sun are formed in the manner of a sundial. The scheme can be implemented by utilizing photochromic material and optical design, and it can be introduced in any location under sunlight without the need for an electrical-power supply.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 5th International Conference on Tangible Embedded and Embodied Interaction, TEI'11
Pages417-418
Number of pages2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Mar 11
Event5th International Conference on Tangible Embedded and Embodied Interaction, TEI'11 - Madeira, Portugal
Duration: 2011 Jan 232011 Jan 26

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 5th International Conference on Tangible Embedded and Embodied Interaction, TEI'11

Other

Other5th International Conference on Tangible Embedded and Embodied Interaction, TEI'11
CountryPortugal
CityMadeira
Period11/1/2311/1/26

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Keywords

  • Photochromic material
  • Solar light
  • Sustainable spatial rendition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Information Systems

Cite this

Hashida, T., Naemura, T., & Kakehi, Y. (2011). SolaColor: Space coloration with solar light. In Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Tangible Embedded and Embodied Interaction, TEI'11 (pp. 417-418). (Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Tangible Embedded and Embodied Interaction, TEI'11). https://doi.org/10.1145/1935701.1935808