Pullevate

In this project I, together with Yael Goren Karp, considered alternative interfaces for elevators. Our target audience being people with elevator-related anxiety.

Our first step was to strip the automation away, seeing as a big part of users' anxiety was simply "trusting" the elevator.

Later came the question of how that control would manifest. We then devised a rope-based interface, which users pull up or down in order to control the elevator.

The rope offers varying resistance based on the number of people present in the elevator.

A prototype was built and exhibited during IsraHCI 2016.

A video mockup of the elevator in action