Köln, 2016


supervised by dreikant – office for product and industrial design

pia-marie stute


The life of a coat stand within the internet of things.

The internet of things has produced a new kind of object: Things that are able to observe the users, have the ability to learn from their observations and then make their own decisions without human interference. Merely smart objects have now evolved into silent assistants – the once clear border between inanimate machines that function and living things that act begins to disappear.


Interpreting the findings of my research, « pinocchio » describes a slightly different future scenario: With the same technical possibilities that serve the IoT, this project explores how future interactions between humans and things would look like if we infused not only intelligence into objects in order to create a „smart" thing – but also a sense of personality.

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