Glasshouse is a consumer device which augments the act of growing plants indoors with a social interaction through remote lighting changes projected onto the plants.
Conceived during the pandemic, we wanted to explore: How might we foster remote group activities to create togetherness with friends and family?
From our user interviews and market research, we learned that zoom fatigue is a shared challenge, and that people were feeling disconnected from the physical and digital world. These feelings of powerlessness and loss of control manifested into a wish for off-screen, social interaction.
So we came up with Glasshouse, a product that fosters social engagement with friends and family through a ‘non-screen’ device. Glasshouse gamifies the interaction between individuals while creating a feeling of community and connectivity over a longer period of time.