WORK / Exhibition Causeway

Cormac Ó Conaire

Creative Director

Cormac Ó Conaire is Creative Director & Partner at Design Partners. With a focus on designing future product experiences, he has designed several world best-selling products in partnership with his clients. Cormac has received over 50 international accolades in industrial, interaction, digital and strategic design.

 

Artefact & Experience Design

Causeway is an intersection of artefact and experience led by Cormac Ó Conaire. It is a bespoke creation for #ID2015 representing a design island connecting to the rest of the world. Each corner of Causeway controls beautiful sounds and animation that travel along the faceted surface. Only by pressing combinations of corners does Causeway really come to life, encouraging interaction, play and discovery between people across this landscape.

Causeway showcases Design Partners’ expertise in designing holistic digital and physical experiences. The interactive artefact has been exhibited in Milan, New York, Eindhoven and Dublin as part of the Year of Irish Design initiative. Learn more about the project here.

 
 

Encouraging Interaction

Causeway was designed to encourage interaction. At galleries and exhibits people are often instructed not to touch the art. Causeway entices you to touch it as it senses when people are nearby and gestures to them to interact.

Each corner of Causeway controls a beautiful animation that travels along its faceted surface. Only by pressing combinations of corners does Causeway really come to life, unlocking new audio-visual experiences. This process of enticement and discovery encourages interaction between friends and strangers across its landscape.

It is now on permanent display at Design Partners HQ in Bray, Ireland.

Causeway
Causeway
Causeway
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Causeway
Causeway

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