Coloriage

Paint the room

Every year, the Jean-Piaget school in Laval welcomes about 120 students with physical and/or intellectual disabilities. Located in a main circulation hub of the school, Coloriage was designed to respond to the students’ particular needs by stimulating their perception and senses through light and color.

Permanent Installation Since 2013

Laval, Canada

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Coloring the Space

Coloriage is a big wheel displaying multiple colors, connected to an illuminated LED panel. Installed within easy reach for kids both standing or sitting in a wheelchair, the wheel sends its colors to the LED panel when users spin it. This simple spinning interface allows the kids to “color” the space, and to create their own digital animation with a physical gesture.

Motor Skills and Visual Stimuli

The wheel interface helps with developing students’ fine and gross motor skills, and the low-resolution, high contrast light feedback allows kids with limited vision to enjoy the experience as well. Part start-of-day and end-of-day routine, part peaceful, meditative game, part means for simple creative expression, It has been adopted by students and teachers as one of the school’s learning tools. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Credits

    • A project by Daily tous les jours, commissioned by Jean-Piaget School.
  • Creative Direction
    • Mouna Andraos
    • Melissa Mongiat
  • Technology Direction
    • Eva Schindling
  • Design Team
    • Michael Baker
    • Anne Ouellette
    • Pierre Thirion
  • Production
    • Antoine Clayette
  • Programming
    • Christian Pelletier
  • Fabrication
    • Dix au carré
  • Project Coordination
    • Justine Gervais-Chapleau
    • Anna Gazel
    • Special thanks to the Commission scolaire de Laval, the Bureau d’art public, the Jean-Piaget School and Capucine Diancourt

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