The Toilet (sc)roller is an experiment I carried out as part of my thesis for my interaction design degree at the Umea Institute of design. Throughout my thesis I am researching our relationships with technology and how we can actively design them to be more magical and exist in a form of consensus. This experiment is questioning our addictive relationship by using the physical world to reflect our behaviour in a fun and relatable way.
The prototype is build with the LEGO WeDo 2.0 using the distance sensor creatively to detect the swiping motion of the finger. The sensor is, through bluetooth, connected to the motor that is controlling the toilet roll. This all together makes the toilet roll turn when the user swipes on the phone. Now the user is directly confronted with their own swiping behaviour.