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Sensor-Based Technology in Interior Design

 Hands-on Workshop “Sensor-Based Technology in Interior Design.”

Duration     : 23.09.2021 to 09.10.2021 (Two Weeks)


Unitedworld School of Computational Intelligence (USCI) and School of Furniture and Interior Design jointly organized an inter-school technical workshop Program on “Sensor-Based Technology in Interior Design” from 23rd September 2021 to 09th October 2021 to provide a platform to explore students’ technical knowledge. The workshop training programme conducted various level like Interior Design thinking, Create the Code through Arduino Platform, Implementation of the software code through Arduino Microcontroller and Interface the various peripherals.

Brief for the Workshop:

Sensors and New Technologies for Indoor daily living.

The recent time has witnessed a rapid evolution of technology and global communications. These technological manifestations have paved the way for smart interior design solutions and inspired designers to study the effect of integrating smart solutions into aspects of sustainable interior design. This workshop will focus on the hands-on experience behind the new technology along with smart design and exploring the benefits of interior design solutions that incorporate smart technologies with various aspects of sustainability.

Faculty Mentor, Dr Manivel Kandasamy, Associate Professor and Centre Head Robotics &Artificial Intelligence, USCI

Faculty Mentor, Hariesh K. Sankaran, Associate Professor and Associate  Director from the Department of Interior and Furniture Technology.

Lead by Mira Patel (Assistant Professor), from the Department of Interior and Furniture Technology


In the first session, students got familiar with the fundamental Concepts of electrical circuits and design and how to identify components of a circuits like power supply unit, Amplifier, Processor and Microcontroller unit etc… Informative videos were shown to students.

In the next part a brief introduction to create assembly and C through logical thinking. They got familiar with various development logical algorithm of High level and Assembly language environment. In this regard students were performed some application-based activity like LED blinking, Multiple LED connections through breadboard.

In the next part a brief introduction to Arduino was given the students. They got familiar with various development boards of Arduino and learnt the development environment for Arduino. Working with Arduino I/ O pin was taught and functions of various embedded components were explained. Later simple application of Arduino like blinking LED, character display through 16×2 LCD, Actuator Interfacing Concepts, Switches and Interfacing of different sensors and its coding was explained.

In the last part of the theory session, more applications of Arduino were explained and showed. Students developed their own projects for various Interior design applications such as LED blinking, Automatic Human detection and Lighting through various Sensor and Home Security Systems and finally students presented their own project module. Overall student learn the Electronic hardware and software fundamentals, digital fundamentals and data representation, algorithm and flow charts and basics of working with Arduino and gained basic knowledge of various Arduino development boards; Programming environment; onboard features of Arduino Uno microcontroller.

Following are the Installations developed through the Workshop.

Motion Activated Lighting Design

Exploring light into exhibition design:

Concept brief of the installation:

Lights play a very special role in your life and place. By using this sensor technology, you can dynamically control the lighting of your places like its intensity, its color, and brightness. This smart technology helps in making every corner of your place have the correct brightness and make them suitable according to your mood.

Students who will help in making the prototype model are as follows:

Jhankar Khandelwal – UG Semester 5

Devyani Vijayan – UG Semester 5

Robina Paulchoudhury – UG Semester 3

Process Photos

Final Execution Photos

Motion-activated light in interior spaces.

Concept brief of the installation:

This light installation is inspired by the Japanese lantern festival Toro Nagashi which gives people a new beginning and insights. Praxis, similarly, has given us a new perspective and is bringing us closer, step by step to the abundant knowledge while we carry on what we already have learned. The pattern displayed on the screen is inspired by the artist Aaron Delacruz’s collection containing the word ‘Praxis’ subtly hidden in it. This installation uses sensory lights and three separately laser-cut sheets, arranged to create one complete pattern. The focus lights are installed with the PIR human sensors which detect human presence within the defined range. The ideation is built with the perspective of easing the small efforts of the day as well as reducing the energy consumption by automatically switching off the light source when it loses the human presence while adding aesthetic value to the interior.

Students who will help in making the prototype model are as follows:

Shivani Mundhada – PG Semester 3

Shubhi Gupta – PG Semester 3

Utsavi Desai – PG Semester 3

Laukika Yadav – PG Semester 3

Anushka Bhonsle – PG Semester 3

Process Photos

Final Execution Photos

Sensor Activated Sound Installation:

In interior design, experience in space perception and related senses is very important. Along with visual aesthetic performance, sound effects are as important as visual perception.

Concept brief about the installation:

The concept is to create an interior space of 10 feet by 10 feet which is fun and interactive wherein the experience of normal games has been enhanced by adding elements of sensor-activated sound and light generation. The installation was developed keeping in mind the frequency of sound generated from the drum disk. It was designed to make it interactive as soon as the player hits the disk the light struck from the frequency of the sound produced.

Students who will help in making the prototype model are as follows:

Suhani Goyal – UG Semester 5

Priya Jolly Roy – UG Semester 5

Liya Lijo – UG Semester 5

Bejjanki Sree Deepthi – UG Semester 5

Process Photos

Final Execution photos

Interactive partition design:

Concept brief of the installation:

In an era where open layouts are ruling homes, privacy is something we can’t afford to overlook. Partitions are necessary not just to offer privacy, but to divide a space and create clean lines. Privacy is the primary objective in the arrangement of internal spaces, especially in the entrance where a filter space is built to give simple access to spaces. A crucial feature of this partition design is the privacy for which introverted architecture has been used in the past. The idea is to give privacy in the network of openings, in order to provide maximum privacy while satisfying other criteria, such as controlling light, restricting views from outside, managing mess, and reducing noise. The structure reflects the chaotic skyline of the city, and its openings take the good and unpleasant view into consideration.

Students who will help in making the prototype model are as follows:

Rahemanali Ganthiya – PG Semester 3

Ajay Pandey – PG Semester 3

Pooja Kapadia – PG Semester

Riddhi Jain – PG Semester 3

Sneha Hada – UG Semester 5

Shyam Pathak – UG Semester 5

Sneha Ostwal – UG Semester 5

Moksh Jain – UG Semester

Aditi Bhanderi – PG Semester

Tanushree Goyal – PG Semester 1

Vidisha Chaudhry – PG Semester 1

Saloni Jain – PG Semester 1

Process Photos

Final Execution photos

The main objective of this training programme was to encourage students to extend their knowledge to a professional level in Electronics hardware and software, designing of sensor-based automation and to nurture their creativity and innovation on applied interior design concepts at per with present day requirements. Five groups (24 students) participated in the training. The end of training each and entire group display their module and presented well.