Tête-à-tête (meaning "a heart to heart") is a response to the observations we made among the community around us and our belief that everyone has a story to tell that may inspire someone else. We approached this project by wanting to design an interactive structure that would engage the people around us by creating comfort, intimacy, and trust.
The form of Tête-à-Tête invites two individuals to take a seat and open one's posture towards each other to begin. Once they've sat down, we've used an Arduino and micro-sensors to generate the questions (found in the center) by tracking the movement. This combination of both form and technology spark meaningful conversations that invite people to share personal experiences. It is from these shared moments that we broaden our perspectives.