Manivelle is a digital signage network that enables playful discovery and exploration of culture and knowledge. Deployed in public and semi-public spaces, its digital contents enhances the experience of users in cities, libraries, universities and cultural institutions.
Commissioned to design a warm and friendly user experience and to craft an identity that would clearly distinguish Manivelle from commercial signage, Dikini created a free-standing display reminiscent of a poster resting on a wooden easel. The kind of display commonly found in cafés, local shops or community organizations. The screen is mounted from behind in a generous white Corian frame that provides a rather lightweight look to the digital signage and helps create a clear visual frontier with the surroundings. To reinforce the illusion of a thin display, The bulky screen is also concealed between the legs of the white oak wood frame and almost disappears from the composition.
The crank (manivelle) is more than a gadget. It creates a playful and tactile experience to the user, facilitates content exploration and signals the interactive nature of the interface to the passer-by.
Industrial Design: Dikini
Interaction Design: Manivelle
Photos: Dikini & Manivelle