WeHub, the Interactive Table Projector

Research Project
October 2019 – December 2022, Project PraktikApp, University of Siegen, Siegen Germany (funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research)

University of Siegen (Ubiquitous Design | Experience and Interaction Design), University of Applied Sciences Düsseldorf (Mixed Reality and Visualization), Häfele SE & Co KG, spek DESIGN GbR, tennagels Medientechnik GmbH, IOX GmbH, nyris GmbH

WeHub makes the central dining table in households interactive. It can project visual media, visually recognize various objects, and control external smart devices. To operate it, WeHub offers a set of haptic modules. These trigger various ‘social apps’, either alone or following a certain combination logic. The social apps are designed to strengthen the connection between users. The WeHub smartphone app thereby enables the input and control of complex content.

September 2022
MENSCH UND COMPUTER 2022 (MUC ’22), Demo, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Darmstadt Germany
September 2022
IFA NEXT 2022, Messe Berlin, Berlin Germany

Awards & Honorings
September 2022
UX Design Awards, Nomination, Category ‘Concept’, IDZ, International Design Center Berlin

September 2022
WeHub: The Social Center of Smart Homes, Conference Paper/Demo, Proceedings of Mensch und Computer 2022 (MuC ’22), Association for Computing Machinery
February 2022
Interactive Tables for Social Experiences at Home, Conference Paper, Sixteenth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction (TEI ’22), Association for Computing Machinery